chapter  8
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The shadow side of the use of self in counselling

One could be forgiven for thinking that current researchers and theorists, particularly those who profess allegiance to the behavioural, cognitivebehavioural and brief therapy schools of counselling, are bent on removing entirely, as far as is possible, the personhood of the counsellor from the therapeutic encounter. We are even now entering the era of counselling by computer (Bloom 1998; King et al. 1998; Lago 1996; Murphy and Mitchell 1998; Robson and Robson 1998; Sanders and Rosenfield 1998; Wessler and Wessler 1997).