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Table 1 IAPT outcomes for CBT and counselling/counselling for depression

From: The 2018 UK NHS Digital annual report on the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies programme: a brief commentary

Year Intervention Courses of therapy Average number of sessions Recovery rate (%) Average recovery rate per session (%)
Overall outcomes
 2017–2018 CBT 176,166 7.4 47.4 6.4
Counselling (CfD) 74,106 6.3 47.0 7.5
Year Intervention Number of referrals for specific disorder Average number of sessions Recovery rate (%) Average recovery rate per session (%)
Depression
 2016–17 CBT 45,746 5.9 47.3 8.0
Counselling (CfD) 29,265 5.6 50.2 9.0
 2015–16 CBT 35,589 5.8 45.9 7.9
Counselling (CfD) 20,011 5.3 47.6 9.0
 2014–15 CBT 28,350 5.9 44.1 7.5
Counselling (CfD) 14,994 5.2 45.2 8.7
Anxiety  
 2016–17 CBT 100,965 6.3 50.5 8.0
Counselling (CfD) 28,988 5.2 48.4 9.3
 2015–16 CBT 84,155 6.4 49.0 7.7
Counselling (CfD) 20,922 5.2 46.7 9.0
 2014–15 CBT 66,799 6.3 47.5 7.5
Counselling (CfD) 15,991 5.0 44.9 9.0
  1. Note: average recovery rate per session is calculated as recovery rate (as a %) divided by average number of sessions