Does counselling have to be long-term to be helpful? Should only women counsel women? How can you evaluate counselling? Is it easy to start your own private practice?In this highly readable book, some of Britain's leading experts offer clear and thoughtful answers to these and many other frequently asked questions. The resulting discussion ranges over all aspects of counselling, from practical and theoretical issues to personal and ethical matters.Some questions have straightforward solutions, others prove much more controversial. In both instances, the views represented here should go a long way towards encouraging deeper consideration of the principles and practice of counselling.Topical and thought-provoking, this volume provides a useful resource for both trainee counsellors and more experienced practitioners of all approaches and disciplines.