The Trouble with Psychotherapy, Counselling and Common Sense has recently been published by Dr. Campbell Purton, a Focusing-oriented Therapist and philosopher from the UK.

“In this book Campbell Purton argues that psychotherapy and counselling theories fail to provide adequate justification for their practice. Part 1 highlights the weaknesses and dangers that underlie traditional counselling theories and their derivatives, including psychodynamic, cognitive behavioural, existential and neuroscience approaches. Having unpicked these theories, Part 2 goes on to develop an exciting new way of thinking about therapy that does not rely on theory – one that can be likened to a ‘common sense’ approach to therapeutic practice”.

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