Counselling and therapy yearn to bring about integration within and between people. The dominant ethos is a holistic one. This book aims to refute, primarily through the prism of modern psychoanalysis and postmodern theory, the notion of a return to nature, to holism, or to a pre-Cartesian ideal of harmony and integration. Far from helping people, therapy culture's Utopian solutions may be a cynical distraction, creating delusions of hope. Yet solutions proliferate in the free market, to the precise degree that there are no solutions. This is why therapy is our last great illusion. Rob Weatherill has been in private practice as a psychoanalytic psychotherapist in Dublin for 25 years, and he lectures in psychoanalysis at Trinity College, Dublin.