If the aim of psychotherapy is to alleviate suffering, then the measure of its validity must be the extent to which it does or does not achieve that goal. But who decides whether suffering has been alleviated, or whether the well-being of the client has been promoted? On what basis are such judgements made? The majority of literature on the effectiveness of therapy is written by therapists. This book, written by a client, challenges the power of theory and ask questions which deserve to be aired, and in so doing presents a powerful and articulate appeal for greater sensitivity, a critical view and better practice.