Tackling Procrastination: An REBT Perspective for Coaches

  • Michael Neenan
Original Article


Coaching makes exciting claims about helping clients to realize their potential but the ‘unexciting’ side of coaching is often tackling the same goal-blocking problems found in therapy. REBT can be used by coaches to extend and deepen their understanding of psychological issues such as procrastination which is the subject of this article. A definition of procrastination is offered along with views on what causes it and descriptions of six fundamental procrastination styles. A coaching case study is used to guide the reader through the ABCDE model of psychological disturbance and change as well as examining some of the pitfalls involved in tackling procrastination.


Coaching Procrastination Rational emotive behaviour therapy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centre for REBTLondonEngland

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