Part I Counselling approaches and process.
1. Cognitive-behavioural approaches to counselling in a nutshell.
2. The therapeutic alliance in a nutshell.
3. W(h)ither non-directive counselling?
4. On neglecting the therapeutic relationship.
5. To tape or not to tape? The use of audio tapes in counselling and supervision.
Part II Flexibility in counselling.
6. If at first you don't succeed, stop fluttering your wings.
7. The discomfort of being a counsellor.
8. The counselling field needs shadchonim...
9. ...and bespoke tailors too.
Part III The semantics of counselling.
10. Counselling, semantic precision and pedantry.
11. Put-downs, insults and other disparaging remarks.
12. The semantics of rationality.
13. Putting the cart before the house: the paradox of confidence, courage and comfort.
Part IV Ethical issues in counselling.
14. Phony client, phony research.
15. Confidentiality revisited.
16. Counselling, disclosure and the press.
17. On advertising courses in counselling and psychothrapy.
Part V On Clients.
18. Bound, but not gagged.
19. Officer, my client won't leave.
20. Oi Windy! Over here.
Part VI Consellor education and training.
21 Counsellor training or counsellor education?
22. Training for the trainers of trainers of trainers...?
23 What does the label stand for? An exercise in applied logic.
24 Personal therapy: mandatory or recommended?
25 A consumer's guide to counselling skills training.
Part VII Personal experience and reflections.
26 Voluntary redundancy and beyond.
27 Keep going, take a break or give up?
28 Specialists, all-rounders and pigeon-holes.
29 Foodcourt for thought.
30 A note on how I used RET to overcome my emotional problems.