Michael Jacobs, one of the founders of psychodynamic therapy & author of The Presenting Past
"Rosie March-Smith draws on her rich experience working with couples to provide a wealth of insights and pointers for all of us."
Prof Peter Hawkins, psychotherapist
"Rosie March-Smith has provided an insightful and rewarding journey into an area that we would all like to be better at – our relationships to others."
David Hamilton, Counselling student at South Kent College, UK
"Rosie March-Smith covers some key themes from her integrative framework about people’s relational styles such as hidden controllers, core issues and sub personalities ... I really enjoyed how she linked her view of relationships with personality types to give me new insight ... Throughout the book Rosie March-Smith gives case studies which made the chapter subject come alive for me and deepen my understanding ... I believe this book would therefore appeal to trainee, newly qualified and more experienced therapists working with individuals only as well as those working or about to work with couples."
Lynn Barnes, Counselling Student, Metanoia Institute, UK
"I would recommend this book for anyone who has an interest in relationship therapy, is doing a course in counselling or has a general interest in patterns of human behaviour. There is a great deal of rich, deep and thought-provoking material in it, which is written in a very accessible and interesting way."
David Seddon, Nottingham University, UK
This fascinating book reveals what goes on in therapy sessions. It shows you how getting to the core of a painful issue or a relationship problem can be achieved within the first few sessions.
Skilfully illustrating how exploring the unconscious mind can help people to overcome relationship difficulties, Rosie March-Smith writes for both clinicians and those readers interested to learn how therapy works.
The book argues that the underlying cause in relationship breakdown of any kind is almost always rooted in childhood and insists that getting to the core of the problem quickly is essential and can also be achieved within the first few sessions.
Relationship problems at home, in the workplace, in social situations and in times of illness are sympathetically explored through client case studies and post-therapy interviews. Interviewees reveal their deepest feelings and learn to cope with tragedy, or with the sadness of inexplicable marital collapse.
Offering invaluable learning tools for mental health professionals and trainees, Relationship Therapy provides helpful insights for anyone interested in understanding more about therapy.
With a foreword by Michael Jacobs.
Rosie March-Smith is a registered psychotherapist with the UK Council for Psychotherapy. She has written extensively on education and mental health matters and has been a psychotherapist in private practice for over twenty years.