Book review – Feltham, C. (2013). Counselling and critical psychology: A critical examination. Heredfordshire, UK: PCCT Books

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Elisabeth Shaw, Private practice, NSW, Australia                 


Colin Feltham is Professor of Critical Counselling Studies at Sheffield Hallam University in the UK. He has written and edited 20 books, which focus on skills development in counselling and supervision as well as critical analysis about the professions of counselling and psychotherapy. This book falls into the latter category, offering an interesting and wide ranging critique about the nature of human suffering, how our professions have evolved in relation to suffering, its political and social context, and the way it is also shaped by community expectations, government regulation, and professional rivalries.