Philosophy for Counselling and Psychotherapy : Pythagoras to Postmodernism, Paperback

Philosophy for Counselling and Psychotherapy : Pythagoras to Postmodernism Paperback


This work provides a philosophical background for counsellors, therapists and healthcare workers looking for broader, deeper foundations in the struggle to help and make sense of others.

While examining the best among 20th century philosophy it shows the wealth of inspiration of earlier centuries, and demonstrates with remarkable clarity the way in which the ideas of, and the relations between, these philosophers can inspire, inform and underpin much of counselling and psychotherapy.

The author ties the philosophies with practice in a pragmatic and exercise based way, making it an excellent source for training courses.

Each chapter is headed with "key points" and their application to counselling and psychotherapy, and ends with practical questions, exercises and a detailed bibliography, including extensive listing of relevant websites.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 380 pages, bibliography
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: History of Western philosophy
  • ISBN: 9780333750988


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