Psychological treatments is shorthand for a range of interventions, which are called talking treatment , psychological therapy , counselling or psychotherapy . In this compact book, David Pilgrim explores the origins, trustworthiness and usefulness of these interventions and concludes with a 20-page glossary describing over 40 different approaches to psychotherapy. The challenging content and accessible style of this book ensure that therapy practitioners, support workers, students and users of mental health services will be both informed and stimulated. Rather than accept that solutions to mental health problems are owned by the medical professions, this work looks at alternatives to help people make decisions about their own lives. It is suitable for psychiatric service users, carers, students and professionals in various mental health disciplines.