Therapeutic Imagery: How to Use it

Book cover‘Dear William, Thank you so much for your wonderful books! I am an art therapist from Russia where Your book "Imagery and Symbolism in Counselling" is famous and helped so many professionals! I am happy I found your breath-taking books, and now I found an opportunity say Thanks to You! I am happy you wrote many books I will be reading with gratitude and deep inspiration. All best to you and your Family! You are making the world better and thanks to your ideas; working with human soul is a wonderful art to me. Vera’

I thought this was a lovely Amazon review of one of my books. It was one of the things which persuaded me to write a workbook on the subject, making it as easy as I could in order for imagery to be understood by those who wish to learn what can be a very useful and enriching tool in our counselling repertoire. The therapeutic use of imagination can be beneficial and highly rewarding, both for client and counsellor. It isn’t appropriate for every case and it isn’t for every client or, indeed, every counsellor. But when the situation warrants it, and both are happy to work with imagery, it can be a wonderful experience. Keep your feet on the ground but your imagination aiming high!

The book, which is in ten parts and uses case studies, tasks, experiential and self-assessment exercises to help you on your journey, draws mainly from my books Imagery and Symbolism in Counselling (1996), A Dictionary of Images and Symbols in Counselling (1998) (both published by Jessica Kingsley and available on Kindle) and from several of my books on imagery, also published on Kindle.

Available on Kindle or with Kindle app, price £5.50