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  • Paperback: 168 pages
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd; 1 edition (13 Jan. 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0857024957
  • ISBN-13: 978-0857024954
  • Product Dimensions: 14.8 x 1 x 21 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
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'What I think these stories do particularly well is expose and bring to the fore the therapist's latent world', in terms of the thoughts, feelings, and responses to clients, which so clearly guide the therapist in every moment of the interaction' -

'This is a collection of short stories which cunningly raise a wide range of professional issues relevant to many different models, in an entertaining and thought provoking way. I would highly recommend this book as a refreshing read for experienced counsellors and a very readable adjunct to academic material for students, but all the more as a tool for trainers' -
Meg Harper, Counsellor, writer and teacher


'These engaging, moving, informative, warm and surprising stories convey the key points in counselling and psychotherapy practice. Overall, a beautifully written book that should be a real asset to the counselling and psychotherapy literature.'
Mick Cooper, Professor of Counselling
University of Strathclyde


'I've read each of these stories through several times, simply because to do so was a sheer delight. They are written with warmth and humour, and give a valuable insight into the world of therapy.'
Mike Simmons
University of Wales, Newport


'I honestly thought this was the best book I have come across relating to therapy. I picked up more than I had in course handouts or from the reading list textbooks.'
HNC Counselling & Psychotherapy student
Anniesland College

About the Author

Phil Lapworth is a counsellor, psychotherapist and supervisor in private practice near Bath and has written extensively in the field of counselling and psychotherapy.



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I was disenchanted with this - was hoping for more that I got. As a counsellor myself I love reading books like these - it gives me an insight into how other therapists work. I found this quite boring and got fed up with this early on and wouldn't really reommend it.
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Here is my video of Phil Lapworth's very enjoyable book: Tales from the Therapy Room: shrink-wrapped. Hope you enjoy as much as I did.
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These ten tales contrast the apparently assured tone and authoritative (occasionally even dogmatic) voice of the fictional therapist in sessions with clients whilst showing also with humour and insight the sometimes frantic paddling going on below the surface of the session as the therapist works with and reflects on his clients, their life problems, and his experience and perceptions of them.

The concluding section helps 'unwrap' many of the issues raised through wide-ranging and searching questions, inviting the reader to reflect on their own observations and, as perhaps potential counsellors and therapists themselves, to imagine why and how they might have done things differently.

In addition to being excellent source material for discussion by groups of training counselling students, addressing key issues such as appropriate boundaries, self-disclosure and differing theoretical persectives, these stories stand undeniably on their own and for any reader as surprising and delightful duets of the psychotherapeutic relationship, often concluding with a wry and humorous twist, always entertaining and warm-hearted. We look forward to reading more such tales.
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In my training and development as a psychotherapist I always apreciated the clarity of thought and presentation of information in the books Phil Lapworth co-authored.

I was curious as to what a series of short stories might offer, with Irving Yalom's books and The Kings Speach in mind. To my pleasent surprise Phil Lapworth seems to have invented a new genre of his own. Each story is a little jewel, and I had to keep reminding myself that they were fictional. Some felt like the presentation of clients in a professional peer group, some reminded me of clients of my own, some reminded me of the attitudes and styles of therapists I knew. So I laughed, and was moved by the client's and the therapists stories, and intrigued and surprised by turn.

And under the surface there were, sometimes teasing, questions like: - how sure are you that you understand this client? What will they do outside this hour? What interactions outside the therapy room impact on this person? How will the client use their new insight? So is self disclosure approriate? What does that therapist think he is doing? How would I handle that situation?

I discovered the most useful part at the end - an analysis of the issues involved in each story and a series of supervision-style questions - often on available alternatives and the influence of the therapists values and theoritical stance.

I shall be reading the story of the counselling student, doing the obligatory hours as client, to my students at my next workshop. I wonder what they will make of the questions?
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This book offers as fictional tales, some of the experiences of a psychotherapist who works from home and is a dedicated and long-standing practioner. As with previous reviewers, I found this book un-put-down-able and re-read several of the stories. As a reader of fiction, I loved the combination of poignancy and humour. As a therapist myself, I recognised some of the dilemmas and the moments of curiosity. I found one story - In at the Deep End - haunting and disturbing, and was left longing to know the "truth" and realising that we probably never know what really is happening to our clients. The teller of the tales in the book became a very real character - separate from what I know about the author. The ways in which we all weave our lives around our projections became particularly evident from each story, including the last story where the therapist becomes the main character.
The last chapter, giving an opportunity to practioners to explore how they would have handled the situations laid out in the stories was interesting. I think it will be particularly useful to counsellors and psychotherapists in training, and starting out on the journey of private practice. For myself, I found I wanted to stay with the mystery and the fiction itself, without questions, which felt rather lazy but remained appreciative!
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Shrink wrapped by phil lapworth contains short stories followed by discussion of each of them.
It is a delightful, thoughtful and often funny peek into an imaginary therapy room with imaginary therapist and clients.
This book will appeal both to beginners and advanced psychotherapists. The discussions of each story at the end of the book will be essential reading for students at all levels and provide useful reminders to graduates, even those with years of experience.
Thank you Phil for a very delightful addition to our libraries.
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This book is 'edutainment' at its best! Delightful, moving stories, recounted with pith and wit, take the reader right into the heart of the therapeutic encounter - unveiling the experiences of therapist and client as they work together. The final chapter reveals the author to be a sophisticated and experienced practitioner who shares his clinical thinking, his choice points and his reflections and invites the reader to do the same.
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