An Introduction to Counselling and Psychotherapy takes readers through the entire therapeutic process by introducing the theory and applying it to real-life practice. Drawing on years of experience as a counselling practitioner and researcher, the author links counselling and psychotherapy theory to the development of appropriate skills, and locates it within the context of contemporary therapeutic practices. This ground-breaking textbook represents a benchmark in understanding and applying the principles and practice of counselling and psychotherapy. Key Features: • Chapter Overviews and Section Outlines help readers navigate the book and get the most out of it. • Discussion Questions and Pause for Reflection sections help readers critically engage with and reflect on what they have learnt. • Case Studies help readers apply key ideas in practice across settings and modalities. • Companion website features a wealth of chapter-by-chapter resources for both students and lecturers. Contents: Preface. 1. Introduction to Counselling and Psychotherapy: From Theory to Practice. I. Setting the Context: 2. Becoming a Counsellor or Psychotherapist: The Training Journey. 3. Principal Counselling and Psychotherapy Approaches and Skills. 4. Professional Settings and Organisations. 5. Law, Policy, Values and Ethics. II. The Therapeutic Relationship: 6. Clients and Presenting Issues. 7. Managing Aspects of the Therapeutic Relationship. 8. Challenges in the Therapeutic Relationship. 9. Working with Diversity and Difference. 3. The Professional Self: 10. Managing Professional Responsibilities. 11. Supervision and Consultation. 12. Counselling, Psychotherapy and Research. 13. Endings and the Next Steps. References. Index.