This is the first book to take a humanistic - person-centred/experiential - approach to counselling to the most commonly presenting client issue, depression. A landmark text, it establishes humanistic counselling as an evidence-based psychological intervention and is essential reading for trainees wishing to work in public health settings. Chapters cover: * Evidence-based practice and person-centred and experiential therapies * Counselling for Depression competence framework * Working briefly * the Counselling for Depression therapeutic stance * In-depth case studies illustrating Counselling for Depression in practice * Training, Supervision and Research. The book further includes lists of CfD competences, research data supporting the approach, and sources used in developing the Humanistic Competence Framework This will be vital reading for those taking CfD training or a humanistic counselling and psychotherapy course, as well as for those already working within the NHS wishing to enhance their practice. Andy Hill is an accredited counsellor, an experienced trainer and Head of Research at the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. Pete Sanders is retired person-centred therapist, who now acts acts as a trainer, with a special interest in Pre Therapy. He founded PCCS training and PCCS books with his wife Maggie.