Peta: a feminist's problem with men

Author(s): Moira Walker (Ed.)

Health & Healing

"I've got a problem with men... I don't know whether it's a problem with other things as well... I am afraid of what men represent... I feel they have more power."

This is how Peta begins to tell her story to her potential therapist. Six therapists are give the opportunity of assessing Peta: What do they wish to know about her? How do they understand her? How might they work with her? And what outcome can they predict for her as a result of therapy?

In this fascinating book - which starts with Peta's own story - the reader has the chance to see six different therapists at work, drawing on the same initial material from the one real client. The similarities and differences between therapies and therapists are highlighted. And at the end the reader is able to enter Peta's experience of the process, and decide with her, which one she might choose in her search for a therapist.

This highly original volume will appeal to a wide range of students and practitioners involved in counselling and psychotherapy, particularly those itnerested in comparing different therapeutic approaches. 


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Moira Walker is head of the counselling service at Leicester University and is also actively involved in working with the Leicester Counselling Centre. In addition she undertakes training and conultancy work both locally and nationally. She is he author of Women in Therapy and Counselling and Surviving Secrets, and edits (with Michael Jacobs) the Counselling in Context Series also published by Open University Press. 

General Fields

  • : 9780335192236
  • : Open University Press
  • : Open University Press
  • : March 1995
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 158
  • : English
  • : Moira Walker (Ed.)