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2022  Self-Therapy: A Focusing Guide.  Athens: Eurasia Publications

Review in Person-Centered Quarterly

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2018  A new way of thinking about Focusing

2017  Buddhism, meditation and ‘the inner world’.

2016  Why the dodo got it right.  Therapy Today

2014 Wittgenstein and the expression of feelings in psychotherapy



 The Trouble With Psychotherapy: Counselling and Common Sense. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan

2012 'Focusing-oriented therapy'.   In P. Sanders (ed.) The Tribes of the Person-Centred Nation'.  Ross-on-Wye: PCCS Books (2nd edition). 

2011 The notion of the implicit in the philosophy of psychotherapy

… Japanese translation 


 2011 The Focusing-Oriented Counselling Primer. Second edition.  Ross-on-Wye: PCCS Books


2010 Focusing and Buddhist meditation  

2009 Theory construction in TAE

2009 Focusing-oriented therapy and Hua Yan philosophy

2007  How self-awareness arises from sentience: Mead and Gendlin

2007 The Focusing-Oriented Counselling Primer. First edition.  Ross-on-Wye: PCCS Books

… also in Chinese and Japanese

2006 When is the dream-time?

2006 Focusing and relational depth

2005 Buddhism and the psychotherapy of Eugene Gendlin

 2004 Person-Centred Therapy: The Focusing-Oriented Approach.  Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

… also in Japanese and Greek


2004 Differential response, diagnosis and the philosophy of the implicit

2002 Person-centred therapy without the core conditions

2002 Focusing on focusing

2002  A brief guide to Experiencing and the Creation of Meaning

....German translation

2000-2004 Ethology and Gendlin's A Process Model  

2000-2004 A brief guide to A Process Model  

....German translation

2000 Talking of parts

2000 Introjection and the aliens within

2000 Empathising with shame and guilt

2000 All the world's a stage: reflections on the two levels of truth

1999 Attachment and emotion

1998 Unconditional positive regard and its spiritual implications

1998 Psychotherapy, philosophical privacy and knowing what we feel

1996 The deep structure of the core conditions

1996 A minimal view of karma

1993 Philosophy and counselling

1992 Wittgenstein and pictures of rebirth

1991 Selection and assessment in counsellor training courses

1989 The person-centred Jungian

 1979 Agent determination and free will

1979  Biological function

1978  Ethological categories of behaviour and some consequences of their conflation