This compendium serves as an excellent reference point for an academic as well as practitioner. It is an exceptional achievement! Dr Ladislav Timulak, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland [It] continues to be the book that one turns to when looking for a clear introduction to the broad range of talking cures that are offered in the UK today. Dr Nick Midgley, Anna Freud Centre This classic text has helped over 50,000 students wishing to understand the key counselling and psychotherapy approaches. This sixth edition is the most comprehensive update since it was first published in 1984, with 15 newly contributed chapters and 8 updated chapters. Each approach now includes a new Research section summarising the research findings, an in-depth Case Study illustrating how that approach works in practice, and an extended Practice section. Also covered: * historical context and development * main theoretical assumptions * which clients will benefit most * strengths and limitations. New chapters include Compassion-Focussed Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Mindfulness in Individual Therapy, Pluralistic Therapy, Transpersonal Therapy. This is an ideal one-stop shop for trainees of counselling, psychotherapy, counselling psychology, psychology and other allied professions wanting to learn about the most commonly practised therapies today. Prof Windy Dryden currently works at Goldsmiths College where he is Professor of Psychotherapeutic Studies as well as being the programme co-ordinator of the MSc in Rational-Emotive & Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and the Diploma in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. Andrew Reeves is a BACP Senior Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist and freelance trainer and writer. He is a former Editor Counselling and Psychotherapy Research journal.