'Not only is this the first key text on person-centred counselling psychology, but one of the best introductions to the approach. Essential reading for trainee and practising counselling psychologists with an interest in the person-centred approach and highly recommended for counsellors and psychotherapists of all orientations' - Mick Cooper, Professor of Counselling, Counselling Unit, University of Strathclyde
This is an introduction to the philosophy, theory and practice of the psychological underpinnings of the person-centred approach. Ewan Gillon describes the theory of personality on which it is based and the nature of the therapeutic which is characterised by unconditional positive regard, empathy and congruence. The book shows how the person-centred approach relates to others within counselling psychology and to contemporary practices in mental health generally.