What do all the different therapies have in common? More than you might think, argues Mick Cooper. Whether we call ourselves person-centered, psychodynamic, existential or CBT practitioners, what unites our work, he suggests, is that it’s all about helping clients go somewhere. In his new book, published today, the Chartered Psychologist and Professor of Counselling Psychology proposes directionality as an integrating concept for psychotherapy, counselling, and beyond. Here, he explains how directionality offers not just therapy clients, but therapy itself, a way forward.