If you want to know what psychotherapy is, start here. For many people in psychological distress, the route is all too clear – a visit to the general practitioner, anti-depressants and, in severe cases, hospitalization. The distinction between that path and the experience of psychotherapy – especially psychoanalysis – is rarely clear. Nini Herman makes an eloquent plea for a different approach. She takes the reader carefully through the meaning the main figures, the issues and above all, the process of psychotherapy. This is the first book which carefully describes that process in truly accessible terms.