I have read quite a few books recently on Psychodynamic Counselling, and this is by far my favourite. It is relevant and lively, with many case examples and stimulating comments and perspectives. It explains why skills are implemented, and how, linking it accessibly to the theory in practical and insightful ways. A very interesting chapter looks at working with unconscious communication, and another on interpreting transference and counter-transference. It is a book I will want to keep returning to throughout my work. Highly recommended.