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

Learning and Being in Person-Centred Counselling (2nd edition)

Learning and Being in Person-Centred Counselling (2nd edition)

ISBN 978 1 898059 53 0 (2002)

In the second edition of this hugely popular book offers in-depth discussion of all aspects of person-centred counselling from its origins to current developments in theory and practice. 

The coverage of the topics is innovative, comprehensive and thorough. Tony Merry is renowned for his…

Person-Centred Practice: The BAPCA Reader

Person-Centred Practice: The BAPCA Reader

ISBN 978 1 898059 16 5 (2000)

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…

Invitation to Person-Centred Psychology

Invitation to Person-Centred Psychology

ISBN 978 1 898059 90 5 (2006)

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…

Dictionary of Person-Centred Psychology

Dictionary of Person-Centred Psychology

ISBN 978 1 898059 88 2 (2002)

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…