Richard House

Richard House

Richard House Ph.D., C.Psychol. is Senior Lecturer in Education Studies (Early Childhood) at the University of Winchester, and was previously Senior Lecturer in Psychotherapy and Counselling in the Research Centre for Therapeutic Education, University of Roehampton, between 2005 and 2012. A trained counsellor and psychotherapist and a therapy practitioner since 1990, his books include In, Against and Beyond Therapy (PCCS, 2010), Therapy Beyond Modernity (Karnac, 2003), Against and For CBT (co-editor Del Loewenthal, PCCS, 2008), Too Much, Too Soon? – Early Learning and the Erosion of Childhood (Hawthorn, 2012, editor) and Childhood, Well-being and a Therapeutic Ethos (co-editor Del Loewenthal, Karnac, 2009). Richard is a co-founder of the Independent Practitioners Network, in which he has participated since 1994, and of the Alliance for Counselling and Psychotherapy, which campaigned successfully against state regulation of counselling and psychotherapy by the UK Health Professions Council. Richard is also a trained Steiner Kindergarten and class teacher, co-founding the ‘Open EYE’ and Early Childhood Action campaigns in 2007 and 2012 respectively, and, with author Sue Palmer, co-orchestrating the three press Open Letters on ‘toxic childhood’,‘play’ and the ‘erosion of childhood’ in (respectively) 2006, 2007 and 2011, thus helping to precipitate a global media debate about the state of childhood in modern technological culture. Richard is co-editor of Self and Society, the journal of the Association of Humanistic Psychology (UK), Theory Editor of the European Journal of Psychotherapy and Counselling, and Associate Editor of Psychotherapy and Politics International.

Books by Richard House

In, Against and Beyond Therapy: Critical essays towards a post-professional era

  • £22.00
This is a print-on-demand title. Your book will be delivered within 7 working days. In, Against and Beyond Therapy assembles some 15 years of updated critical writings within the broad therapy field, with incisively provocative commentaries on the professionalisation process, the client voice, therapeutic education and training, and research. For practitioners who are highly sceptical about the beneficence of the state regulation…

Implausible Professions: Arguments for pluralism and autonomy in psychotherapy and counselling 2nd extended edition

  • £20.00
This is a print-on-demand title. Your book will be delivered within 7 working days. The first edition of Implausible Professions, published in 1997, foretold many of the core issues around therapy ‘professionalisation’ that have come to dominate the field in recent years as the shadow of possible state regulation has loomed ever larger over the psy landscape. In the current…