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‘This is an excellent book. It builds well on Peter Jenkins' admirable earlier contribution to our knowledge of the many legal matters that are of vital concern to counsellors (Counselling, Psychotherapy and the Law, SAGE 1997) It is my intention, as a counsellor and lecturer to make Peter Jenkins' new book required reading for all our students. Indeed I would go as far to say that all counsellors, not matter how experienced they consider themselves, should consider this book as essential reading. As the advert says, “don't leave home without one!” — Norman Claringbull, Counselling at Work. ‘This is good value for trainees and experienced practitioners alike, provoking reflection and providing a useful reference source‘ — Sally Scott, Healthcare Counselling and Psychotherapy Journal. Counsellors and ...

Taking Legal Action against a Therapist for Professional Negligence
Taking legal action against a therapist for professional negligence

In 1990 I would have described myself as a reasonably competent businesswoman with a stable marriage and a thriving family. I'd say I was pretty down-to-earth and level-headed – not at all the type of person to let myself be swept off my feet by a new-age pseudo-psychiatrist. My husband and I had spent all our married lives working together raising our three children, building up our business, and supplementing our income by alternative ventures wherever possible.

I first met Dr X at an alternative therapy weekend workshop, where he had been invited to do a two hour guided meditation. He introduced himself as a former NHS doctor with ...

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