`My congratulations to Colin Feltham for assembling a set of contentious issues and lively authors which together made me forget my surroundings' - Person-Centred Practice `Editor Colin Feltham's choice of topics shows an astute, on the ground awareness of the issues that dog the industry, while still making lively reading' - New Therapist In this book, leading practitioners, critics and commentators take sides on many topical and core debates including: · Theoretical issues: Does the unconscious really exist? Is birth trauma a fiction? Should one believe in `false memories'? · Clinical issues: Is ther
Chapter 24: Psychotherapy and Counselling are Indistinguishable
Psychotherapy and Counselling are Indistinguishable
Not Boredom but Anger
I am aware that I have been putting off writing this piece for some months. As I consider myself a well-disciplined person who does not on the whole procrastinate, my behaviour intrigues me. I had concluded that boredom with the subject was the probable explanation. Five years ago I was rash enough to accept an invitation from the British Association for Counselling (BAC) to deliver the keynote address at their Annual Conference on the subject ‘Psychotherapy and counselling: the quest for differences’ (Thorne, 1992). Since delivering that paper and its subsequent publication I have been plagued with appreciative and hostile letters and have been frequently asked to reiterate my views so that I ...