The demand for psychotherapy and counselling is greater than ever. More and more people are enrolling on psychotherapy and counselling courses; the number of different associations in this industry has doubled and everyone knows someone who is in therapy or at least thinking about it. So are standards of practice being sacrificed while we are trying to keep up with the demand? Are the right people training to be psychotherapists? Have you got the right psychotherapist?
Introduction: the psychotherapy explosion -- The purpose of psychotherapy -- How does therapy work? -- Therapeutic tasks -- Why therapy fails -- The inadequate therapist -- Defining the good therapist