Kieran Vivian-Byrne, The Family Institute, University of South Wales
One might appreciate this workbook because of the variety of really useful invitations it makes to clients, to reflect on their lives. One might also appreciate it for its simply designed worksheets (which can be coloured-in). One might appreciate it for the many ideas it entertains and stimulates for clients and practitioners alike. I think you will find yourself in it and simply appreciate it by using it well.
Alexandra Gill, Systemic Family Therapist
This is a rich resource, full of excellent conversation starters or inner reflections. The sheets provide something really useful and tangible from ideas that can be difficult to articulate. This would be useful for family therapists (or others focused on relational work) to use within sessions to explore meaningful stories.
Dr Sarah Helps, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Systemic Psychotherapist, Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation trust
A thoughtful, beautifully presented set of worksheets. Use of these will kick-start conversations and will add depth to therapeutic work by inviting clients of all ages to write, draw and explore. Children, adults and whole families will benefit from using these lovely relational tools.
Dr Rachel Davies, Chartered Counselling Psychologist and Senior Practice Consultant at Relate
Few resources offer something that can be used tomorrow by both new and experienced therapists alike. I will be using these worksheets for two reasons. First, Guest provides a sound theoretical underpinning that belies their accessibility. Second the resources follow a pattern of exploration that build one upon the other as clients develop understanding of self and other.
Imelda McCarthy PhD., Fifth Province Centre, Dublin
Jennifer Guest's creative worksheets serve as reminders, as creative openings, as 'Soothers' in the therapeutic journey. Self, couples and family in context invites clients and therapists to consider the inter-relational nature of our co-existence through evocative and provocative drawings and reflective questions. This is a gem indeed.
Counselling and Psychotherapy Journal
This inspiring book consists of 100 illustrated worksheets for therapists to use with clients... There were a number of exercises in this book that I could envisage using with clients in sessions or as homework exercises. The book also helped me identify areas that I might explore with clients, without necessarily using the worksheets themselves. I found this a refreshing, inspirational resource that I would recommend to both individual and couples' therapists.