This book is aimed towards those who are interested in coaching, counselling, and psychotherapy, and those outside these professions that are merely interested in human nature, and how therapy can work in transforming lives. It provides an inside view of what can happen in the therapy room, turning points in therapeutic conversations, and the brilliance and creativity of clients as they respond to the therapeutic alliance and collaborate for a successful and enduring outcome. It also at times reveals the strategies and structures involved in designing and delivering interventions, and the mind of the therapist in focusing on pivotal points. Some chapters outline metaphors and stories that are not provided by clients but are useful in reframing life dilemmas so that they become more solvable.
This book is supposed to be fun and easy to read. My stories are best understood as merely historical fiction, although you may see yourself in them. I sincerely hope that you, the reader, have as much fun with these “Lessons” as we have had in developing them for your learning pleasure.