This book is not just a practical handbook; it is also the fruit of two exceptional people’s experience: Serge and Anne Ginger. It reflects their long international experience in several methods such as psychoanalysis, psychodrama, Gestalt Therapy – which is highly indebted to them – and EMDR. This guide comes at a time when, in France and several other European countries, new rules and regulations for the practice of psychotherapy are starting to appear. It’s a practical vade mecum for the beginner psychotherapist, but is also an invitation to his experienced colleagues, to share profound reflections stemming from their long-standing careers as psychotherapists and trainers. I hope that this work will be as successful as it deserves to be [in making] these insights and pieces of advice accessible not only to all young practitioners, but also to more experienced ones. It will be especially useful for psychotherapy training institutes. Mony Elkaim, Chairman of the European Association for Psychotherapy (EAP), from the Foreword.