Pete Sanders

Pete Sanders

Pete Sanders worked as a volunteer at ‘Off The Record’, Newcastle-upon Tyne, in 1972 before completing a degree in psychology at the university there, and then the postgraduate diploma in counselling at Aston University. He practised as a counsellor, educator and clinical supervisor for more than 30 years, and published widely on many aspects of counselling, psychotherapy and mental health, as well as co-founding PCCS Books in 1993. After practising and teaching counselling, he continued to have an active interest in developing person-centred theory, the politics of counselling and psychotherapy, and the demedicalisation of distress.  He died in February 2022.

Books by Pete Sanders

Next Steps in Counselling Practice (2nd edn): A students' companion for degrees, HE diplomas and vocational courses

  • £22.50
This textbook is the second edition of the follow-on to First Steps in Counselling – the first edition has been a bestseller every year for twelve years. Now completely revised and updated for the twenty-first century, this reasonably priced book is suitable for those studying counselling and psychotherapy from intermediate level, through HE diploma up to degree courses. It is…

People Not Pathology: Freeing therapy from the medical model

  • £20.00
It is only in the last two or three decades that the medical model has come to dominate psychological theory and practice. This book considers the evidence that points us towards freeing ourselves from this creeping medicalisation and recognising the influence of our environments and circumstances on our psychological wellbeing. Contributors from a range of modalities illustrate how to practise…

Using Counselling Skills on the Telephone and in Computer-Mediated Communication (3rd edition)

  • £17.00
This popular book was the first UK published book on the use of counselling skills on the telephone and telephone counselling, written by an author well-known for his direct and accessible style. The second edition looked at research into counselling on the telephone, presented the story of a real-life agency and considered the impact of technology such as caller identification…

The Person-Centred Counselling Primer

  • £11.00
The Person-Centred Counselling Primer by popular author Pete Sanders is the first in the series, comprising 120 pages of essential information in Sanders’ approachable and encouraging style. This book presents an unparalleled, comprehensive description of person-centred counselling in the twenty-first century. Personality theory, motivation, therapy theory, non-directivity and the process of change are all covered in Pete Sanders’ easy…

First Steps in Counselling: an introductory companion (5th Edition)

  • £20.00
First Steps in Counselling is essentially a book about helping and this fifth edition has been updated and revised with the help of two co-authors; Paula J Williams and Andy Rogers. It is for anyone thinking of becoming a counsellor, working or volunteering in a role that requires helping and listening skills, or simply caring for someone. It explains in…

The Contact Work Primer: An introduction to Pre-Therapy and the Work of Garry Prouty

  • £11.00
The Contact Work Primer brings the work of Garry Prouty and his associates to a general readership. Covering both Pre-Therapy and contact work, this book is the first English-language publication to introduce the full range of applications, including individual counselling/psychotherapy, institutional psychiatric settings, work with special needs and learning disabilities, and dementia care. For everyone, qualified and unqualified, who…

Rogers' Therapeutic Conditions: Evolution, Theory and Practice. Volume 4. Contact and Perception

  • £21.00
Carl Rogers' Therapeutic Conditions: Evolution, Theory and Practice traces the evolution and application of Carl Rogers' necessary and sufficient therapeutic conditions from 1957 to the present day. Volume 4: Contact and Perception. Understudied to the point of being ignored, conditions one and six of Carl Rogers' Necessary and Sufficient' conditions are given due attention for the first time in this volume. Writers…

First Steps in Practitioner Research: A guide to understanding and doing research in counselling and health and social care

  • £23.00
"A uniquely valuable resource for students in the field of counselling and the helping professions.  Succinct, comprehensive and highly accessible, it provides a wonderful support for those taking the first steps towards conducting, and understanding, research." Mick Cooper, Professor of Counselling, University of Roehampton, London, UK. It is widely acknowledged that research is an essential core component in…

Politicizing the Person-Centred Approach: An agenda for social change

  • £21.99
An international collection of papers offers critical analysis of the person-centred approach and its position on difference and diversity; class; culture and racism; sexuality; power and gender issues. Other contributions present a range of work including theory development; social change as a necessary and sufficient conditon for therapeutic personality growth; emotional literacy; work with refugees and asylum seekers; peace groups…

Step in to study counselling and psychotherapy (4th edition)

  • £20.00
This fourth, updated and revised edition of this bestselling classic offers essential guidance to student counsellors and psychotherapists starting out on their training. Most books about training focus on the training; this book is about you, the trainee and student, and your needs. Written by two highly experienced trainers/lecturers, Step in to Study Counselling and Psychotherapy will be…

Rogers' Therapeutic Conditions: Evolution, Theory and Practice. Series edited by Gill Wyatt - COMPLETE SET

  • £79.00
Carl Rogers' Therapeutic Conditions: Evolution, Theory and Practice traces the evolution and application of Carl Rogers' necessary and sufficient therapeutic conditions from 1957 to the present day. All four books from the series should be carefully considered by serious followers of the person-centred approach. While in the past few decades there has been a focus on the so-called 'core' conditions of…