Researching counselling – Some useful resources

Researching counselling support?

Following on from our previous blog, we thought the links and resources below may be useful. There are so many choices it can be confusing. Whilst most of the therapists at The Terrace use a range of theories in their work, it is useful to understand your options. Have a look at our list of examples of some of the psychotherapy theories available, which you may come across in a counselling session. Here are a few different models which you can research:
Gestalt Therapy, originated by Frits Perls

Formative © Therapy, originated by Stanley Keleman

Core Process, originated by Maura Sills

Transactional Analysis, founded by Eric Berne

Family therapy with Virginia Satir

Family Therapy with Evan Imber Black

Pesso Boyden, originated by Al Pesso

Psychodynamic – this embraces the work of all analytical theories

Integrative Counselling – uses the tools of different models to work with their clients

CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)


Reference books
Your counsellor may introduce you to articles or books to read which may be useful. We have a full reference list available, but a short selection of suggestions are:

  • On Becoming a Person, by Carl Rogers
  • People Making, by Virginia Satir
  • Families and how to survive them, by John Cleese and Robin Skynner  (this blog does not support the position around homosexuality that this book takes)
  • Dance of Anger, by Harriet Goldhor Learner
  • Rituals for our Times, by Evan Imber-Black & Janine Roberts
  • Family Secrets, by Even Imber-Black
  • Love, by Stanley Keleman
  • Sex in the Forbidden Zone, by Peter Rutter
  • The Undoing Project by Michael Lewis – recently published book exploring how people make decisions.
  • Games People Play, by Eric Bern M.D.
  • TA (Transactional Analysis) Today, by Jan Stewart & Vann Joines
  • Awareness, by John O. Stevens – covers basic Gestalt exercises and experiments aimed at enhancing awareness.
  • I’m OK, you’re OK, by Thomas Anthony Harris
  • Depression and the body, by Alexander Lowen

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