AboutStephen Paul recently retired as Director of the Center for Psychological Therapies at Leeds Metropolitan University (now Leeds Beckett University). He is a client-centered psychotherapist, and co-editor of The Therapeutic Relationship: Themes and Perspectives (with Sheila Haugh, 2008). His published work includes chapters on love, spirituality and therapy, as well as on coaching and group therapy. Stephen has worked in both adult and child and adolescent psychiatry. He opened one of the first independent counselling centers in the UK, in Bradford, in 1978, and has been head of a therapeutic school and director of the VSO program in Bhutan. He now writes, practices therapy, supervision and coaching, and provides training.