Mick Cooper is an internationally recognised author, trainer, and consultant in the field of humanistic, existential, and pluralistic therapies.  He is a Chartered Psychologist, and Professor of Counselling Psychology at the University of Roehampton.  Mick has facilitated workshops and lectures around the world, including New Zealand, Lithuania, and Florida. Mick's books include Existential Therapies (Sage, 2017), Working at Relational Depth in Counselling and Psychotherapy (Sage, 2018), and The Handbook of Person-Centred Psychotherapy and Counselling (Palgrave, 2013). His latest work is Integrating Counselling and Psychotherapy: Directionality, Synergy, and Social Change (Sage, 2019). Mick’s principal areas of research have been in shared decision-making/personalising therapy, and counselling for young people in schools.  In 2014, Mick received the Carmi Harari Mid-Career Award from Division 32 of the American Psychological Association. He is a Fellow of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and the Academy of Social Sciences.


This 40 minute video demonstrates a range of counselling skills over two sessions of therapy with 'Rob', a young man who is having intimacy problems with his partner, and difficulties in being assertive. 'Rob' is played by an actor, but the video demonstrates genuine skills and responses that are used in therapy.

Aaron is having problems sleeping, and it’s underpinned by stress at work and in his wider life. Mick Cooper demonstrates working with goals in therapy using the Goals Form.

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