A Little Book of Therapy


Richard Bryant-Jefferies

ISBN 978 1 78719 117 4

Feeling stuck? Confidence draining away? Want to feel more positive but don't know where to start? Time for A Little Book of Therapy. Pages of positive self-encouragement to help you overcome your difficulties

"That's it, isn't it? I keep doing it. It's like choosing to walk down the same path, day after day, and go through the same experiences, and the same old feelings... ... Time for a new


Everyone will find something helpful to inspire them in this little book.

Formed of a series of statements that reflect feelings and perception during times of stress and uncertainty, with re-framing statements encouraging greater self-belief and positive responses, 'this book was conceived and written during those times when clients do not attend.

"It feels really good Trusting my own opinions And not always relying on other people. It was a little scary at first, But now I feel much more self-confident."

'A Little Book of Therapy' is not written to be read from cover to cover, but rather to be dipped in and out of. My hope and my belief is that the page that is chosen will convey meaning to you, and will encourage you to seek a fresh perspective on your situation.

For a long while I have been of the opinion that therapy does not create solutions, but rather creates "the possibility that solutions might happen". I hope that 'A Little Book of Therapy' will serve to help create for you the possibility of finding solutions to problems and difficulties that you are feeling, and that otherwise threaten to overwhelm you. It will certainly offer fresh perspectives and, as in all of life, leave you with the choice as to whether or how you will act in response to what is offered.

"Counsellors and psychotherapists rejoice when at the end of a therapeutic process their clients have become their own best counsellors. This little book gives a glimpse of what it can be like to have the ability to create the kind of internal dialogue which makes it possible to change direction and to find new hope. For those who feel that life has lost its zest or who are trapped by situations or by their own destructive habits, these pages may provide the clue to a solution which is waiting to be discovered. Some may find again the inner resources which they thought they had lost while others may be encouraged to pick up the phone and book an appointment with a therapist or simply speak honestly to a friend.

I commend what is, in effect the outcome of many years experience of a therapist who has accompanied those in varied predicaments and who has not lost his faith in the ability of human beings to discover their own wisdom. It constitutes a vote of confidence in the human spirit".

Brian Thorne, Emeritus Professor of Counselling, University of East Anglia and Co-founder of The Norwich Centre, from his Foreword.

This title is now published by New Generation Publishing, and can also bet obtained via any reputable on-line or high street bookseller, including Amazon.

Books published

Counselling the Person Beyond the Alcohol Problem

Living Therapy series

Problem Drinking

Couselling for Problem Gambling

Counselling for Eating Disorders in Women

Counselling for Eating Disorders in Men

Counselling Young People

Relationship Counselling: Sons and their Mothers

Responding to a Serious Mental Health Problem

Counselling for Progressive Disability

Counselling a Recovering Drug User

Counselling a Survivor of Childood Sexual Abuse

Counselling Victions of Warfare

Counselling for Obesity

Counselling Young Binge Drinkers

Counselling for Death and Dying

Time-limited Therapy in Primary Care

Workplace Counselling in the NHS

Person-centred Counselling Supervision

Models of Care for Drug Service Provision

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