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Publications: Counselling/Psychotherapy

2022  Self-Therapy: A Focusing Guide. Athens: Eurasia Publications


The Focusing-Oriented Counselling Primer (second edition): A concise introduction (The Primers in Counselling Series)

The Focusing-Oriented Counselling Primer.  Ross-on-Wye: PCCS Books  2021


 2016  Why the dodo got it right

2014 Wittgenstein and the expression of feelings in psychotherapy



The Trouble With Psychotherapy: Counselling and Common Sense. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan

2012 'Focusing-oriented therapy'.   In P. Sanders (ed.) The Tribes of the Person-Centred Nation'.  Ross-on-Wye: PCCS Books (2nd edition). 

2011 The notion of the implicit in the philosophy of psychotherapy

… Japanese translation 

2009 Theory construction in TAE

2007  How self-awareness arises from sentience: Mead and Gendlin

2006 When is the dream-time?

2006 Focusing and relational depth

2005 Buddhism and the psychotherapy of Eugene Gendlin



 2004 Person-Centred Therapy: The Focusing-Oriented Approach.  Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

… also in Japanese and Greek

2004 Differential response, diagnosis and the philosophy of the implicit

2002 Person-centred therapy without the core conditions

2000 Introjection and the aliens within

2000 Empathising with shame and guilt

1998 Unconditional positive regard and its spiritual implications

1998 Psychotherapy, philosophical privacy and knowing what we feel

1996 The deep structure of the core conditions

1993 Philosophy and counselling

1991 Selection and assessment in counsellor training courses

1989 The person-centred Jungian