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Person-Centred Therapy

The Focusing-Oriented Approach

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Campbell Purton
    Pages 1-10
  3. Campbell Purton
    Pages 31-53
  4. Campbell Purton
    Pages 54-81
  5. Campbell Purton
    Pages 82-95
  6. Campbell Purton
    Pages 96-142
  7. Campbell Purton
    Pages 163-174
  8. Campbell Purton
    Pages 175-206
  9. Campbell Purton
    Pages 207-209
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 210-259

About this book


Since its beginnings in the 1950s, the person-centred approach to therapy has developed in many ways. In this important new text, Campbell Purton introduces the 'focusing' approach of Eugene Gendlin. The book discussed Gendlin's theoretical innovations and their implications for clinical practice. It throws light on the relationship between the various schools of therapy, and on the relationship between therapy and such areas as ethics and spirituality. It will be essential reading for students and practioners of person-centred therapy.


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About the authors

CAMPBELL PURTON is a Senior Counsellor and Lecturer in Counselling at the University of East Anglia, UK.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Person-Centred Therapy
  • Book Subtitle The Focusing-Oriented Approach
  • Authors Campbell Purton
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2004
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Social & Cultural Studies Collection Social Sciences (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-0-333-96916-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-0-230-21456-9
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages , 272
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Previously published under the imprint Palgrave
  • Topics Psychotherapy and Counseling
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