This third edition brings together the fundamentals of counselling and psychotherapy theory, research, skills and practice. It addresses what every successful trainee or practitioner needs to know, do, think, feel, and use in a way that is entirely comprehensive, accessible and jargon-free. This book includes " An introduction to counselling and psychotherapy - definitions, philosophy and historical background " An outline of the most significant therapeutic skills, theories, approaches and setting-specific practice issues " The client, what they need from therapy, and the most commonly presented problems " The therapist and the importance of professional development, supervision, ethics and research. Including new material on interpersonal psychotherapy, ACT, pluralism and mindfulness, as well as body psychotherapy, hypnotherapy, learning disabilities, ADHD, and low self-esteem, this book continues to be essential reading for trainees or experienced practitioners alike. Colin Feltham is Emeritus Professor of Critical Counselling Studies, Sheffield Hallam University, Fellow of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, BACP Senior Registered Practitioner and former co- editor of the British Journal for Guidance and Counselling. Ian Horton is now retired and was Principal Lecture in Counselling and Psychotherapy at University of East London, Chair of the UKRC Executive, a BACP accredited counsellor and UKRC registered independent counsellor. He is a fellow of the BACP.