Counselling with Reality Therapy, Second Edition


Robert E. Wubbolding & John Brickell

A Brief History of Reality Therapy; Choice Theory: The Psychology Underlying Reality Therapy – An Overview; Creating the Counselling Relationship Parts 1 and 2; The procedures that Lead to change: The ‘WDEP System’; Reality Therapy and Group Counselling; Application to Schools; Relationship Counselling; Reality Therapy and Addictions Treatment; and Paradoxical Techniques.


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This practical resource is a follow-on from the hugely successful Counselling with Reality Therapy. The second edition provides a jargon-free and practical explanation of a theory and method of counseling which can be used in any therapeutic relationship. It presents a comprehensive, succinct and practical overview of Reality Therapy and also contains ideas which can be used by parents, spouses, partners, children, family and anyone wishing for more satisfying relationships. This book forms an easy-to-use introduction to this approach and includes:

  • A discussion of the concepts behind reality therapy, choice theory, the counseling environment, procedures and special applications
  • Information on how this approach has a wide application, including developing responsibility, motivation, self-esteem, improving relationships, dealing with discipline and problems and addictions
  • Details of how this approach can be used in schools, by the probation and prison services, at work, within clinics and the health service and in many other areas where counseling is applicable.

Additional information

About the Author:

Dr. Robert E. Wubbolding, EdD, an internationally known teacher, author, and practitioner of reality therapy, teaches choice theory and reality therapy in the United States, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. His contributions to theory and practice include the ideas of positive symptoms, the cycle of counseling, five levels of commitment, and others; he has also significantly expanded the procedure of evaluation. Dr. Wubbolding has written over 130 articles, essays, and chapters in textbooks, and complete 10 books Reality Therapy for the 21st Century and A Set of Directions for Putting and Keeping Yourself Together. You may reach Bob through or by telephone at (513) 561-1911.

John Brickell, DC, is Director of Training for the William Glasser Institute UK and a senior faculty member of William Glasser International. He has taught RT/CT in North America, the Far East, Middle East, in the United Kingdom, and in several European countries. Along with Dr Bob Wubbolding, he is the co-author of the very practically focused book Counselling With Reality Therapy, (2nd Ed 2016). A Set of Directions for Putting & Keeping Yourself Together is a self development book, published in 2001. John is a personal coach and counsellor and qualified as a (McTimoney) chiropractor. He provides some 'backbone' to the other areas in which he works which complements the mind-body-spirit approach he brings to Choice Theory Psychology and Reality Therapy. More recently, John has been working in conjunction with the SIRPA UK organisation as a coach/practitioner – in a ground breaking approach in helping people to fully recover from chronic pain and other forms of stress illness. This approach dovetails completely with Choice Theory Psychology. You may reach John through

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