Book Review of “Therapist and Client: A Relational Approach to Psychotherapy”


  • Shigeru Iwakabe Ochanomizu University, Tokyo


Patrick Nolan’s book Therapist and Client: A Relational Approach to Psychotherapy is a practical guide to an integrative relational approach, which synthesizes a range of approaches from relational psychoanalysis to humanistic therapies and body-oriented work. The author thoroughly reviews findings from attachment, developmental, and neuroscience research to provide a firm empirical basis for his approach. The book is filled with numerous detailed case examples illustrating the intersubjective aspects of therapy. This valuable guide offers a wealth of innovative ideas for psychotherapists of all levels to deepen their understanding of the healing power of the therapeutic relationship.

Author Biography

Shigeru Iwakabe, Ochanomizu University, Tokyo

X MOD PhD, counselling psychology McGill University Clinical Psychologist in Japan Home Phone: 81-3-3944-2807




How to Cite

Iwakabe, S. (2015). Book Review of “Therapist and Client: A Relational Approach to Psychotherapy”. Canadian Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy, 49(2). Retrieved from



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