Tony Merry

Tony Merry

Tony Merry (1948–2004) was Reader in Psychology at the University of East London and taught on postgraduate and undergraduate courses in counselling and counselling psychology. He was author of several books and articles on counselling, including Learning and Being in Person-Centred Counselling — see below. He co-founded the British Association for the Person-Centred Approach (BAPCA) in 1989 and was editor of the BAPCA journal Person-Centred Practice until his untimely death in August 2004. He contributed to workshops and other person-centred events in Europe, including several with Carl Rogers in England, Ireland and Hungary in the 1980s.

Books by Tony Merry

Person-Centred Practice: The BAPCA Reader

  • £20.00
Person-Centred Practice, the journal of the British Association for the Person-Centred Approach (BAPCA), was established in 1993 and was published twice a year. Now out of print, PCCS Books in association with BAPCA is pleased to publish this selection of over thirty papers, representing the breadth of international material published in this journal between 1993 and 1999.  

Invitation to Person-Centred Psychology

  • £16.50
This book poses a number of everyday questions, such as ‘What makes us tick?’ ‘Where do my values come from?’ ‘How did I become who I am?’ and ‘Why are relationships so important?’ In his acclaimed  accessible style, Tony Merry explores each of these issues, showing how and why person-centred psychology…

Rogers' Therapeutic Conditions: Evolution, Theory and Practice. Volume 2. Empathy

  • £20.00
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 2: Empathy. What is empathy? Is it a basic human characteristic? Is there a biological basis for it? How does it work in therapy? Is it a necessary condition for therapeutic change? Sheila Haugh…

Learning and Being in Person-Centred Counselling (third edition)

  • £19.00
Learning and Being in Person-Centred Counselling has inspired and guided thousands of counselling students since it was first published in 1999. Tony Merry died in 2004, and this third edition has been updated, with a new chapter on recent developments, by Sheila Haugh, a long-time colleague who knew him and his work well. Learning and Being offers an in-depth exploration of all…

Dictionary of Person-Centred Psychology

  • £16.50
This dictionary provides a comprehensive guide to key concepts in person-centred psychology. Whilst the person-centred approach to counselling and psychotherapy is one of the most popular today, it is also widely misunderstood. Definitions in this dictionary clarify concepts fundamental to the approach, summarise key and current debates within the approach, and, with extensive referencing, provide starting points for further study.…