I've been reviewing the books I habitually recommend to those who have had a few sessions of therapy, and who want to know what they might gain by taking the long journey, if I can call it that - therapy that extends sometimes into years, and ends with the discovery of the "real you," the fully functioning person, the self-actualised person, individuation. At present I recommend: "A process conception of psychotherapy" by Carl Rogers, written in 1956. While short (a chapter in "On Becoming a Person") I think this is a bit dry for the modern reader. "Families and how to survive them" by Robin Skynner and John Cleese, in 1983. Whilst very funny and well-written, it's a bit dated. "The Road Less Travelled" by M. Scott Peck in 1978 is possibly the best of the lot but again has been around a long time, and I wonder if, just because it has always spoken to me, it speaks to the modern reader in an attractive way. Has anyone got any ideas of a more up-to-the-minute book which shows the benefits of counselling/psychotherapy well?