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`This book deals with many aspects of psychodynamic counselling from the minutiae of the extrinsic context, such as decor, through the "therapeutic stance of attentive reserve" on to an elaboration of the elements of a therapeutic relationship... the book is liberally garnished with case studies... informative and thought-provoking... a useful resource to those teaching psychodynamic principles... If you are new to psychodynamic work, this book could be a safe and helpful guide... The ideas and techniques offered by the author may also prove intriguing and even inspiring to those (like me) from a different therapeutic orientation' - The International Journal of Social Psychiatry Psychodynamic counselling has d

Identify and Work with the Client's Focus of Transference
Identify and work with the client's focus of transference

It is well understood that the client in psychodynamic counselling will transfer on to the counsellor feelings, expectations and so on which have their origins in earlier relationships (Malan, 1979). So well is this understood that it can be very tempting for the counsellor to frame most of her remarks along the lines of ‘I wonder if this is how you feel about me?’ Fundamentally, I think the problem with this kind of remark is that it misses the point about transference, in that primarily it invites the client to focus on the counsellor. While it does happen, with some clients, that the focus of their transference is ...

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