Psychodynamic Counselling in a Nutshell explains in clear, jargon-free style, the concepts at the heart of the psychodynamic approach and, drawing on case material, describes the therapeutic practice which rests on those ideas. Assuming no previous knowledge of the subject, the book introduces: o the history of the approach; o key concepts; and o practical techniques used by practitioners. In the first chapter the author introduces a client, John, whose case is revisited throughout the book connecting together theory and practice for the reader. For anyone reading about the psychodynamic approach for the first time, Psychodynamic Counselling in a Nutshell is the ideal place to start. Susan Howard is Senior Clinical Tutor at the University of Surrey. She is also Consultant Clinical Psychologist with South West London St Georges Primary Care Trust, and a psychoanalytic psychotherapist in private practice.