Drawn from his wealth of experience as a counsellor and trainer, this book comprises thirty brief reflections in which Windy Dryden addresses some of the most important aspects of the counselling process. The book opens with five pieces that consider the authors major personal counselling interests and other general issues. The following section examines the influence of Arnold Lazarus on his thinking about counselling. Dryden then discusses his interests in the use of language in counselling and also deals with ethical issues. In the fifth section the author relates three memorable encounters with clients, and in the sixth section he outlines a number of issues relating to counsellor education and training. The final section draws together five pieces describing some of Dryden's important personal experiences. The book will be of interest to anyone in the field, but is particularly well suited for use on training courses where each piece may serve as a stimulus for discussion.