In what way is this a good place to start? The only thing that article tells you is that Darian Leader is clearly a complete loon. On psychotherapy: "Therapy is about the encounter of two people, and the real work is done not by the therapist but by the patient." Well that's how CBT works. "Unlike CBT, traditional therapies do not aim to give access to a common, scientific reality but to take the patient's own reality seriously: to explore it, to define it, to elaborate it and to see where it will go. No outcome can be predicted in advance: the patient may go back to work but equally they may give up a well-paid job to pursue another path." Wrong - that's exactly like CBT. All this huffing and puffing about science and what works just suggests that psychotherapy is unscientific and doesn't work. If (noting the emphasis on 'if') that's the best defence of psychotherapy then it should be classified with all the other weird and wacky 'alternative' therapies.