This unique book explores the idea of becoming your own counsellor, and takes you step by step through the various stages of the counselling process. Each chapter mirrors a professional counselling session, and in working through the special exercises you will be using typical counselling methods to explore yourself and your life. As you develop a greater understanding of yourself, you will find it easier to make decisions and take more control over the way in which you respond to difficult situations. You will have the confidence and ability to make changes to your life where appropriate. If you would like to try professional counselling but feel unsure about going to a counsellor, then this practical and reassuring book will help you to understand the counselling process and be your own counsellor. It is also an invaluable guide for everyone who is considering entering a professional counselling relationship.