`An introductory text that applies a down-to-earth approach to a diversity of 23 therapeutic approaches within counselling and psychotherapy, it was actually a pleasure conducting the review and having to read over the outlined models.. It is a definite entry for counselling training courses and will offer plenty of ideas for those teaching as well as training. It is fun to read and offers numerous ideas of how to put into place counselling techniques' - Counselling Psychology Review. This essential guide to the range of approaches used in current practice covers all of the major schools of counselling and psychotherapy, as well as many that are less well known. Ideal as a first textbook for student counsellors or psychotherapists, Introduction to Counselling and Psychotherapy will help them locate their initial training within the broad context of different therapeutic approaches and help them to discover the specific areas to which they feel the greatest leaning. Each chapter introduces a specific approach and includes: a clear explanation of the core concepts and their use in practice; an illustrative case study; profiles of the clients who benefit most from the approach; advice on further reading; and issues for discussion. The book also features a substantial glossary of terms.