General books on Counselling/Psychotherapy

    Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy: A Relational Approach

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    This practical book introduces a new model for working with clients, integrating the three most popular approaches – person-centred, psychodynamic and CBT.


    The Pale Green Room

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    The Pale Green Room is the first of three works of fiction featuring Dr Max Maxwell, a London psychotherapist, and his work in the pale green room.

    Integrative Counselling Skills in Action

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    Integrative Counselling Skills in Action, third edition, is a bestselling introduction to the core counselling skills. It takes you step-by-step through the skills and strategies needed at each stage of the counselling process — beginning, middle and end – using illustrative case examples and providing practical checklists and summaries.

    Tales from the Therapy Room

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    These ten fictional short stories give students of counselling and psychotherapy a unique insight into what actually goes on in therapy.

    Fairbairn’s Object Relations Theory in the Clinical Setting

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    Here, Celani reviews Fairbairn’s five foundational papers and outlines their application in clinical settings.


    Couch Fiction

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    Ever wanted an insight into counselling? Or wished you could be a ‘fly-on-the-wall’ in a psychotherapy session? Couch Fiction allows you to peep through the key-hole of the therapy room door and, more than that, read the minds of the protagonists.

    Being White in the Helping Professions: Developing Effective Intercultural Awareness

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    In this reflective yet practical book, the author challenges white helping professionals to recognize their own cultural identity and the impact it has when practising in a multicultural environment.


    Black Issues in the Therapeutic Process

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    This unique and engaging book offers invaluable insight for all students, counsellors and health care professionals who are seeking better understanding in their work with people of black African/Caribbean origin.


    Psychotherapy and the Quest for Happiness

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    In this book, Emmy van Deurzen addresses the taboo subject of the moral role of psychotherapists and counsellors. Asking when and why we decided that the aim of life is to be happy, she poses searching questions about the meaning of life. Psychotherap y and the Quest for Happiness seeks to define what a good life consists of and how therapists might help their clients to live well rather than just in search of happiness.

    Our Desire of Unrest: Thinking About Therapy

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    In this book, a collection of some of the papers and lectures written by Michael Jacobs over a period of thirty or more years, the author shows his own thinking at work, as he challenges himself to look deeper at some important aspects of his discipline – principally psychodynamic psychotherapy, although always with reference to other forms of discourse such as literature and theology.


    When Death Enters the Therapeutic Space: Existential Perspectives in Psychotherapy and Counselling

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    Taking an existential perspective, the book brings together a variety of client groups, all of whom have experienced a confrontation with mortality, and encourages the reader to engage with and reflect upon the subject of death.


    Key Issues for Counselling in Action

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    Key Issues for Counselling in Action prepares new practitioners for face-to-face work with clients by looking at what is required at each stage of the process and examining issues which practitioners most frequently need to deal with along the way. The topics covered are relevant to all counsellors, regardless of theoretical orientation.

    Contemporary Body Psychotherapy

    Contemporary Body Psychotherapy

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    THIS TITLE IS REPRINTING WITH NO DATE AT THE MOMENT, BUT WE CAN PUT THE BOOK ON ORDER, AND SUPPLY IT AS SOON AS IT IS AVAILABLE. Contemporary Body Psychotherapy brings together Chiron trainers and therapists, describing how their integrative approach has enabled cutting-edge thinking.

    The Psychology of Female Violence: Crimes Against the Body

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    Explores the nature and causes of female violence from the perspectives of psychodynamic theory and forensic psychology. This book includes chapters which address central clinical issues of working with women who kill and designing therapeutic services for women in secure mental health settings.


    The Focusing-Oriented Counselling Primer: A concise, accessible, comprehensive introduction

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    The Focusing-Oriented Counselling Primer sets new standards as a succinct guide to focusing and focusing-oriented theory and practice for everyone wanting an authoritative synopsis.


    Counselling, Psychotherapy and the Law

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    This new edition provides clarity and reassurance for practitioners at all levels about the exact nature of their responsibilities, and how these can best be managed, in order to enable them to comply with the law and focus on their therapeutic work with clients. 


    About a Body: Working with the Embodied Mind in Psychotherapy

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    This unique collection invites the reader to consider the way we think about the embodied mind, and how it can inform both our lives and our work in psychotherapy and counselling.


    Spirituality and Counselling: Experiential and Theoretical Perspectives

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    This book will be of interest to professionals concerned to explore the significance of spirituality in their life and practice, including practising counsellors and psychotherapists, and students at Certificate, Diploma and Masters levels.


    How Does Psychotherapy Work?

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    This book defies that notion. Here, the question is both beautifully explored and answered by leading psychotherapists from different schools to create a fascinating volume of ground-breaking ideas and theory.


    Illusions: A Psychodynamic Interpretation of Thinking and Belief

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    Through a series of parallels running across different disciplines, Michael Jacobs demonstrates the possible analysis of modes of thinking and belief, from intuitive pre-thinking, through authority-driven thinking and belief, and personal and polymathic knowledge, to un-knowing, the last concept being one that is shared by Bion, Winnicott and a major mystical tradition. Using this theoretical model the book provides a map to how clients (and indeed therapists) might think and believe, suggesting ways in which they may be supported as they shift through different modes, with all the anxiety that disillusionment brings.


    The Shadow and the Counsellor: Working with the Darker Aspects of the Person, the Role and the Profession

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    The Shadow and the Counsellor introduces the concept of shadow, the darker side to ourselves that we do not wish to acknowledge, or do not even recognise. It examines how it comes into being and explores its impact within counselling.