'Outstanding. There is authenticity and honesty in Dr Cox's message.'
- American Journal of Psychiatry
'Rich and thought provoking. A stimulating reflection for those of us who are aware of the unwithering need of organising and structuring again and again our creative doubts. A book highly recommended.'
- Group Analysis
'It is a real work of art. Supervisors and teachers of counselling it will repay reading and re-reading. It combines practical help and the development of theoretical concepts in an unusually convincing way. Strongly recommended.'
- British Journal of Guidance and Counselling
Murray Cox was Consultant Psychotherapist at Broadmoor Hospital from 1970 until his death in 1997. He was an Honorary Member of the Institute of Group Analysis, the Danish Society for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy and an Honorary Research Fellow, The Shakespeare Institute (The University of Birmingham).
Preface to the 1988 Edition. Prologue. Acknowledgements. Synopsis. 1. Orientation: The Centre of Gravity. 2. Terms of Reference. 3. The Sense of Self. 4. The Therapist's Personal World. 5. Transference and Countertransference. 6. Empathy. 7. The Therapist Speaks. 8. The Patient Speaks. 9. Boundaries of Therapeutic Space. 10. Numbers within Therapeutic Space. 11. Compromise with Chaos (Borderline, Psychotic and Offender-Patients). Closure. Postscript. Suggested Further Reading. References. Subject Index. Supplementary Literary Index.