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Eagerly awaited by many counsellors and psychotherapists, this new edition includes an updated preface, new content on recent research and new developments and debates around relational depth, and new case studies. 

This groundbreaking text goes to the very heart of the therapeutic meeting between therapist and client. Focusing on the concept of "relational depth", the authors describe a form of encounter in which therapist and client experience profound feelings of contact and engagement with each other, and in which the client has an opportunity to explore whatever is experienced as most fundamental to her or his existence. The book has helped thousands of trainees and practitioners understand how to facilitate a relationally deep encounter, identify the personal "blocks" that may be encountered along the way, and consider new therapeutic concepts - such as "holistic listening" - that help them to meet their clients at this level.

This classic text remains a source of fresh thinking and stimulating ideas about the therapeutic encounter which is relevant to trainees and practitioners of all orientations.

©2017 Professor Dave Mearns and Professor Mick Cooper (P)2020 SAGE Publications Ltd

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Constant references ruin tge writing.

Its almost impossible to take in the subjects discussed in the book as the narrator reads aloud every reference while going along. It waould be much better if these were listed in a seperate pdf.

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Annoying references punctuate Throughout

Would be better to remove the references they are rather annoying and ruins the flow and concentrate

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Please record again without all the references!

The narrator has a lovely voice but all the references are so distracting i couldn’t get past the first chapter. Shame because the content is worth listening to.

On this occasion I’d rather read the book myself.

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References!

I wish I’d purchased the book instead of audio! Constant referencing, clearly got to be in there but surely there must be a listener friendly way to do this?

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excellent and educational

Very easy to listen to and well written by both authors. Very valuable resource in my arsenal.

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Excellent Book

The only draw back is that their is no PDF file to accompany this book.

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Very informative and important learning

It’s hard going at some points simply because of the nature of the book (in terms of its academic nature).
I struggled with the thick Scottish accent of the narrator - although he does speak slowly and clearly, I found it difficult to concentrate at times - this is more my thing being very southern and not used to this accent.