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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

Wait and Wait again before Responding to Your Client
Wait and wait again before responding to your client

A few years ago there used to be a television advertisement for a national newspaper the theme of which may serve to illustrate the present point. The camera shows a skinhead running along the street. The next shot is of a lone woman in a doorway. The meaning is obvious, she is about to be attacked. The youth runs past her and the camera shows a businessman a little way ahead. Clearly he is to be mugged. Then the picture widens to show that masonry is falling from scaffolding and the young man arrives just in time to push the businessman to safety. I do not know whether this ...

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