Dialogue: a dialogue between focusing and relational perspectives

Mick Cooper

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This paper explores the question “What is dialogue?” and its relevance to therapeutic practice through a dialogically-structured conversation between two members of the person-centered community: Akira Ikemi, a leading advocate of focusing; and Mick Cooper, co-author of Working at relational depth in counselling and psychotherapy. The conversation explores the possibility that dialogue may provide a valuable meeting point between the relational and focusing “tribes” of person-centered therapy: a co-explication of felt-senses at both the client’s and therapist’s edges of awareness.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)124-136
Number of pages13
JournalPerson-Centered and Experiential Psychotherapies
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2012


  • dialogue
  • dialogue structure
  • relational perspectives
  • counselling


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