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‘This book is encyclopaedic in its range compacting much fascinating material into a small space.…West has a gift for summarising and critiquing others' thought with brevity.…The book will resource and stimulate its readers’ — Counselling. ‘There have been many books written about counselling with respect to class, politics, gender, culture and similar issues but, as far as I am aware, this is the first major work to be presented in this country about working with a client's spirituality and the importance this may have… Is a must for trainees in the field and for those who feel a client's spirituality is an irrelevance.’ — Cahoots.

Answering the Critics
Answering the critics

Buber was short with unkempt hair and a long white beard – a reincarnation of some Old Testament prophet. I remember distinctly one second of the evening. He was standing at the lectern and had been going on about the human condition, God and the Covenant with Abraham, when suddenly he grasped the large, weighty Bible before him with both hands, raised it as high as possible above his head, smashed it down on the lectern and, standing with his arms outstretched, exclaimed, ‘What good is that Book to us, after the Extermination Camps!’ (Laing, 1985: 128−9)

So far we have considered the arguments for the acceptance and inclusion of spirituality within psychotherapy, especially when spirituality is important or problematic for ...

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