‘Compelling reading.... I liked this book. It is intelligent, thought-provoking, occasionally funny and a delight to read. I warmed to the author's passion for the work of Carl Rogers.... All Relate counsellors will find something of value — even the strict psychodynamic practitioners’ — Relate News. ‘The author deserves congratualtions on his easy, readable style. This will ensure that the book will be read, rather than simply browsed by many’ — Sexual and Relationship Therapy. ‘Provides a very good introduction for counsellors in working with families.’ — British Journal of Guidance & Counselling.
As a client in relational counselling, I have been the subject of more than one first session. One was positive: the therapist loved my oldest daughter, had connected with her over time in individual therapy and was able as well to relate to my wife and me. She listened to herself for a felt sense of what was ...