Person-centred and experiential therapies: Contemporary Approaches and issues in practice.

Paul Wilkins, 2015, Sage Publications Ltd
Chapter 8 - Creativity in private practice, Tracey Walshaw

An essential new guide for any person-centred trainee or practitioner, this book explores some of the key contemporary counselling and psychotherapy approaches that have developed from classical client-centred therapy. Part One discusses five approaches including Classic Client-Centred Therapy, Relational and Dialogical Person-Centred Therapy; Focusing-Oriented Therapy, Experiential Therapy; Emotion Focussed Therapy and Person-Centred Expressive therapy.

Each approach is introduced, considered in terms of its history, development, current context and relevant research, as well as exemplified through a range of inspiring vignettes. Part Two brings readers up-to- date with recent developments in the application of person-centred practice, including creative approaches, trans-cultural counselling, work with people who've experienced trauma as well as those who are experiencing limitations to their ability. Written by leading UK-based and international authors, this authoritative and thought-provoking book is a must read for anyone keen to understand the many approaches of person-centred therapy.

Person-Centred Work with Children and Young People

Suzanne Keys and Tracey Walshaw, 2007, PCCS Books.

This is a book by practitioners for practitioners. Love, respect and time for listening to children and young people are what the person-centred psychotherapists and psychologists contributing to this volume have in common. They do this in various settings including primary and secondary schools, a pupil referral unit, voluntary agencies, adoption services, hospitals, a hospice, in the community, and on the streets.

All contributors give examples of their work with particular children and young people, aged from two to eighteen. They all share something of how they embody person-centred theory in their work, often engaging with the systems which impact on their work in the therapy room. They are all imbued with person-centred qualities, values and principles. Without exception, the authors describe how much they have learnt from using person-centred ways of working with children and young people which will encourage and inspire all those involved.

Idiosyncratic person-centred therapy from the personal to the universal

Edited by Suzanne Keys, 2003, PCCS Books. Chapter 8 - Skateboarding on redundant mortar, Tracey Walshaw

Person-centred therapists and clients reveal the details of their relationships. This book presents a snapshot of current person-centred practice in the UK in all its diversity and singularity. Deeply personal yet universal in its relevance to anyone interested in human relating.