Michael Jacobs

Michael Jacobs

Michael Jacobs is a Visiting Professor at the Institute of Health and Community Studies, Bournemouth University, and in independent practice in Swanage, Dorset, where he supervises counsellors, sees clients and continues to write and edit. He was, prior to retirement, Director of the Counselling and Psychotherapy programme at the University of Leicester for fifteen years, and prior to that a therapist in the Student Health Service at the same University for twelve years. His books on psychodynamic counselling and therapy are used as key texts on many training courses - notably The Presenting Past, Psychodynamic Counselling in Action and Still Small Voice. Other recent publications include The Therapist's Use of Self (written with John Rowan) and Supervision: Questions and Answers for Counsellors and Therapists (co-written with his wife, Moira Walker).

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Character and Personality Types

Character and Personality Types

by Nick Totton, Michael Jacobs

  • Paperback £27.99

An examination of various systematic and non-systematic approaches to identifying different types of human being, exploring whether there are systematic ways in which humans vary, how we can assess... (more)

Still Small Voice: An Introduction to Pastoral Counselling

Still Small Voice: An Introduction to Pastoral Counselling

by Michael Jacobs

  • Paperback £14.99

This volume which offers an introduction to pastoral counselling, has been fully revised and updated to take account of advances in the theory and practice of pastoral counselling. (more)

Addiction: Questions and Answers for Counsellors and Therapists

Addiction: Questions and Answers for Counsellors and Therapists

Edited by Bill Reading, Michael Jacobs

  • Paperback £36.45 (RRP : £40.50 save £4.05)

This text is written in a question-and-answer style, with several types of reader in mind. It is intended primarily as a source of help for established counsellors and therapists, who wish to enhance... (more)

Supervision: Questions and Answers for Counsellors and Therapists

Supervision: Questions and Answers for Counsellors and Therapists

by Moira Walker, Michael Jacobs

  • Paperback £36.45 (RRP : £40.50 save £4.05)

Supervision is a prerequisite for all counsellors, and for most psychotherapists, yet until recently it has been assumed that any experienced counsellor or therapist could become a supervisor without... (more)

Shakespeare on the Couch

Shakespeare on the Couch

by Michael Jacobs

  • Paperback £21.59 (RRP : £23.99 save £2.40)

Drawing upon a vast literature in psychoanalytic journals and either upon Shakespeare's characters themselves or alluding to those characters in the course of other topics, this book discusses eight... (more)

Our Desire of Unrest: Thinking About Therapy

Our Desire of Unrest: Thinking About Therapy

by Michael Jacobs

  • Paperback £26.99 (RRP : £29.99 save £3.00)

Knowledge is never static. It is always open to revolutionary thinking or to evolving development. Similarly an individual's knowledge is always moving, and indeed if the ability to think about ideas... (more)

The Presenting Past: The Core Of Psychodynamic Counselling and Therapy: Fourth Edition

The Presenting Past: The Core Of Psychodynamic Counselling and Therapy: Fourth Edition

by Michael Jacobs

  • Paperback £29.99

A person's past is ever present, from infancy to old age, and it always affects the dynamics of therapy and the therapist-patient relationship. Written by one of the most-cited counselling authors in... (more)

Psychodynamic Counselling in Action: Fifth Edition

Psychodynamic Counselling in Action: Fifth Edition

by Michael Jacobs

  • Paperback £29.99

This substantially revised fifth edition of a classic text includes an updated preface, new content on the therapeutic relationship, substantially revised chapters on the middle phase of counselling... (more)

The Therapist's Use of Self

The Therapist's Use of Self

by John Rowan, Michael Jacobs

  • Paperback £25.83 (RRP : £25.99 save £0.16)

This volume deals with what is perhaps the central question in therapy - who is the therapist? And how does that actually come across and manifest itself in the therapeutic relationship? A good deal... (more)

Sigmund Freud

Sigmund Freud

by Michael Jacobs

  • Paperback £37.99

Part of the "Key Figures in Counselling and Psychotherapy" series, this text considers the life, contributions and influence of Sigmund Freud. Freud's influence on psychodynamic counselling is... (more)

Conscious and Unconscious

Conscious and Unconscious

by David Edwards, Michael Jacobs

  • Paperback £25.19 (RRP : £27.99 save £2.80)

All forms of psychotherapy deal with the limitations of our awareness. We have limited knowledge of our creative potential, of the details of our own behaviour, of our everyday emotional states, of... (more)

D.W. Winnicott

D.W. Winnicott

by Michael Jacobs

  • Paperback £29.47 (RRP : £30.99 save £1.52)

Presents the life, theoretical contributions, and legacy of Donald Winnicott who, as well as a psychoanalyst, was also a child psychologist and paediatrician. The book explains in detail the... (more)

Charlie: An Unwanted Child?

Charlie: An Unwanted Child?

Edited by Michael Jacobs

  • Paperback £26.09 (RRP : £28.99 save £2.90)

In this text - which starts with Charlie's own story - the reader has the chance to see six different therapists at work, drawing on the same initial material from one actual client. The similarities... (more)

Swift to Hear: Facilitating Skills in Listening and Responding

Swift to Hear: Facilitating Skills in Listening and Responding

by Michael Jacobs

  • Paperback £12.99

The author describes the development of basic listening and responding skills, and the process of communication which is at the heart of the helping interview. Numerous exercises make this an... (more)

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