my-cumbria-logo, my-cumbria-logo Toggle navigation

COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Updated return to campus and pre-book your on-campus COVID test

Welcome to the subject page for Counselling and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). This page has been compiled by your subject librarian and will help you to find information for your studies and research. It is not an exhaustive list of everything available, but will point you in the right direction. 

Take a look at the Using the library pages for more general information about using our services. The Distance learners page provides information on accessing resources whilst away from campus.

Use OneSearch to find everything that the library has to offer including print books, electronic books, journals and more…


  • Getting the best from your searching

    OneSearch is a good place to start your research. However as you progress through your course you will need to develop your searching skills to incorporate other sources.

    Watch the tutorial below for an introduction to searching or access our Finding Information page for more advice.

    How to search

    howdoisearch_placeholder, how do i search placeholder image

    Click on the image above or use this link to view the tutorial: How to search tutorial

    You can also sign up to our webinar for guidance on how you can develop your search skills.

  • Books & Ebooks

    See OneList (online reading lists) for current lists of recommended reading for your modules these are also linked from your Blackboard site.  Remember the reading list is only the starting point, use OneSearch to find additional books and articles or browse the shelves.

    We buy a lot of your books as ebooks to provide online access from any location. Find out more on the and download our EbooksGuide

    For more information on using the library check out the

    A postal loans service is currently available for all students with a small registration fee of £15 per year.
    To find out how to use the service, see our Postal Loans page.


  • Eresources and Journals

    We have selected some key eresources and individual journal titles to help you locate relevant material for your subject.


    Use our eresources to search for relevant journal articles or other resources such as anatomy images.  Although OneSearch does search many of these, using the subject specific collections will produce more tailored results and provide more relevant filters. Eresources for health is an online tutorial to help you use these resources.

    In addition to these key full-text eresources you can also explore our full A-Z of eresources to see the whole list and see the Research pages for additional research specific resources.

    EresourceHealth specific
    cinahl, cinahl logo CINAHL

    The key collection for Nursing and Allied health. It indexes (citations only) over 4000 journals and holds the full-text of 760 journals, plus linking to our other subscribed content. You will get fewer results but they should be more relevant.

    psycarticles, psyc articles logo PsycARTICLES Full-text articles from 59 Psychology journals.
    medline, medline logo MEDLINE MEDLINE is the U.S. National Library of Medicine journal citation database covering medicine and health.  This version includes citations from 5,200 scholarly journals and full-text from more than 1,450. It forms part of PubMed which searches wider but doesn't provide full-text.
    proquest, proquest logo Proquest Nursing and Allied Health One of several collections from Proquest, all of which together form Proquest Central. This particular collection indexes 850 journals and holds the full-text of 715 Nursing and Allied health titles. More information in Getting started with Proquest databases.
    cochrane_library, cochrane library logo Cochrane Library Provides systematic reviews of clinical based research on the effectiveness of specific interventions. It will depend on your topic as to whether there will be a relevant review but if there is, it will be a key resource.
    academic_video_online, academic video online Academic video Online Includes a Counselling Channel with hundreds of relevant videos for Counsellors and therapists.
        Wider and multi-disciplinary 
    socindex, socindex logo
    SocINDEX Social care and Sociology journals.
    academic_search_complete, academic search complete logo  Academic Search Complete A huge multi-disciplinary database which indexes (citations only) over 9,500 journals and provides full-text to over 6,500.  Good for a search on more general topics.
    proquest, proquest logo Proquest Central Pulls together many of the Proquest collections, searching thousands of journals across many subjects.  More information in Getting started with Proquest databases.
    sage, sage logo  Sage Journals Whereas the collections above hold content from a number of publishers this collection holds 900 full-text peer reviewed journals published by Sage.  Other publisher collections are available but this one has the most relevant full-text journals.
    proquest, proquest logo  Dissertations and theses Global collection with some full-text from 1997 onwards.  It is possible to limit by level e.g. MSc.  To access UoC undergrad dissertations go to Collections in OneSearch


    Individual Journal Titles

    Browse or search inside key journal titles for your subject below. Most of these journals are Peer reviewed and a good starting point.  Many others are available, for a full range of titles check our A-Z of journals via Journals Search.


    dl_journals, cartoon of an orange journal







    Therapy Today The professional journal from BACP, keeping you up-to-date with modern practices & techniques in therapy
    Cognitive Behaviour Therapist Key peer reviewed journal from British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies.
    Counselling and Psychotherapy Research Quarterly peer reviewed journal that links counsellling & psychotherapy research with practice.  Our access has an embargo on the current year but you will have access through your BACP membership.
    Person Centred and Experiential Psychotherapies (PCEP) An internationall publication disseminating new work on PCE therapies.
    Journal of critical psychology, counselling and psychotherapy 

    This journal challenges the dominant myths of psychiatry and psychology in these unenlightened times.

    CEASED Publication Decemeber 2019. 
    Print copies 2008-2019 held at the Lancaster campus



  • Web links for your subject

    dl_websites, orange cartoon of globe with computer mouse hovering over it  British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy BACP The professional association for members of the counselling professions in the UK.
    UK Council for Psychotherapy The leading research, innovation, educational and regulatory body working to advance psychotherapies for the benefit of all.

    CPCAB (Counselling & Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body)

    A UK awarding body that is managed by professional counsellors, trainers and supervisors.  Has some useful videos on counselling topics


    British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies.  The Lead organisation for CBT in the UK

    Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE)

    Independent body that provides resources to develop and implement better care.  Covering Adults, Dementia, Child Services, Safeguarding and Integrated Health and social care. Also provides Social Care Online - a huge database of resources for social care and social work
    Evidence-based information
    dl_websites, orange cartoon of globe with computer mouse hovering over it  Evidence Search The search engine from the NICE for health and social care professionals, providing evidence-based health information, Clinical Knowledge Summaries and much more.  If you have an Athens Password from the hospital library you will also be able to access the journals. Download the Quick guide to NHS Evidence Search

    Centre for Evidence-based Medicine.

    Provides resources and background information for healthcare professionals, with Critical Appraisal tools and educational material to download.


    Helps you to find and interpret the best available evidence from health research by providing some useful checklists.

    National Institute for Health Reseach

    Appraises research to identify the most reliable, relevant and significant findings to support the NHS. It disseminates these findings as Signals (The latest important research, summarised), Highlights (Conditions, treatments and issues explored using NIHR evidence) and Themed reviews.


    Health data and statistics
    dl_websites, orange cartoon of globe with computer mouse hovering over it  Office for National Statistics Government statistics and reports including Heath and Social Care the census

    PHE data analysis and tools

    Data and analysis for many conditions/issues from Public Health England.

    UK Data Service

    Centralised collection of social research data for the UK including Access to key surveys such as the Health Survey England and the Continuous Household survey

    Health and Care Statistics Landscape for England.

    With no centralised place for health statisics this site attemps to map to sources of statistics by theme.
    Other useful sites
    dl_websites, orange cartoon of globe with computer mouse hovering over it  NHS Acronym buster  

    Behind the headlines

    NHS site that examines the real research behind health stories that appear in the media

    Health talk online

    People talk about their experiences of health and illness

    North Grey literature collection

    Grey Literature covers all types of government and organisational documents: conference papers, policy documents, patient leaflets, blogs and more.  The definition is that it isn't peer reviewed and is published by an organisation/body whose primary objective isn’t making money from publishing.  Now that much more is held digitally and archived it is getting easier to find but can still be tricky. This site collects useful sources of Grey literature for health.


  • Getting help / contact us

    Help and AdviceLink
    dl_troubleshoot, orange cartoon of a computer screen with an exclamation mark on it

    If you are experiencing any problems accessing eresources check our troubleshooting guide for advice.

    Accessing Online Resources
    dl_passwords, orange cartoon of a lock

    If you are experiencing problems logging into a resource, try resetting your university password using the Password Reset Service.

    If the problem persists, please contact the IT Service Desk (

    Password Reset Service

Edit page