Does counselling have to be long-term to be helpful? Should only women counsel women? How can you evaluate counselling? Is it easy to start your own private practice? In this text, some of Britain's experts offer answers to these and many other frequently-asked questions. The resulting discussion ranges over all aspects of counselling, from practical and theoretical issues to personal and ethical matters. Some questions have straightforward solutions, others prove more controversial. In both instances, the views represented in this text are intended to encourage deeper consideration of the the principles and practice of counselling. This text is designed as a resource for both trainee counsellors and more experiences practitioners of all approaches and disciplines.
Windy Dryden is one of the leading practitioners and trainers in the UK in the Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) tradition of psychotherapy. He is best known for his work in Rational-Emotive Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (RECBT), a leading CBT approach. He has been working in the field of counselling and psychotherapy since 1975 and was one of the first people in Britain to be trained in CBT. He has published over 200 books and has trained therapists all over the world, in as diverse places as the UK, the USA, South Africa, Turkey and Israel. He is Emeritus Professor of Psychotherapeutic Studies at Goldsmiths, University of London.