Philosophical Issues that Inform Integrative Counselling Psychology

Philosophical Issues that Inform Integrative Counselling Psychology Approach

Write a summary essay on the philosophical Issues that Inform our Integrative Approach to counselling psychology – explore the interface between a one-person and a two-person psychology and the relevance of phenomenology and the double hermeneutic to the practice of counselling psychological therapy.


Recommended reading



Gergen, K. J. (2009) Relational Being: Beyond Self and Community.  Oxford University Press.

Orlans, V. and Van Scoyoc, S. (2009) A Short Introduction to Counselling Psychology.  London: Sage.

Spinelli, E. (2005) The Interpreted World: An Introduction to Phenomenological Psychology.  (2nd edition) London: Sage.

Spinelli, E. (2007) Practising Existential Psychotherapy.  London: Sage.

Stern, D. B. (2015) Relational Freedom: Emergent Properties of the Interpersonal Field. London & New York: Routledge.

Stolorow, R. D., Atwood, G. E. and Orange, D. M. (2002) Worlds of Experience: Interweaving Philosophical and Clinical Dimensions in Psychoanalysis.  New York: Basic Books.

Wachtel, P. L. (2008) Relational Theory and the Practice of Psychotherapy.  New York: The Guilford Press.