`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

There are Real Differences between Psychotherapy and Counselling

There are Real Differences between Psychotherapy and Counselling

There are real differences between psychotherapy and counselling

There is a great deal of argument and some evidence to ‘prove’ that there is not any difference between counselling and psychotherapy; that ‘talking treatment’ is described in one setting as psychotherapy, in another as counselling, in yet another as counselling psychology (James and Palmer, 1996); that in each setting a trained, competent, experienced practitioner (or someone training to be such) is sitting with someone who has come for help in alleviating the distress which is probably acute, help in finding understanding and solace, help to ease a distressed state of mind. There have been many pieces of research which have shown that the training or the orientation, the nomenclature ...

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