Personal development is integral to much counselling and psychotherapy training. Self-awareness and critical reflection are also vital for developing effective therapeutic relationships. This uniquely focused sourcebook offers a fascinating range of approaches to the challenging and sometimes elusive task of self-development and self understanding. The book begins by introducing four core ways of seeing the 'self': as multiple, contextual, open to change, and always in relationto the 'other'. In its second part, it brings together a range of specialist practitioners to explore different pathways to self understanding. In particular, the book:Features an array of stimuli for thinking about and exploring the self, including music, the written word, visual imagery, the natural environment, transcendence, and body psychotherapyDemonstrates self reflection in action with insightful case examplesDraws on a wide range of theory from humanistic, psychodynamic and integrative perspectivesEncourages a personal response with discussions, exercises and 'points for reflection' throughoutSelf Awareness and Personal Development provides hands-on resources for the ongoing project of exploring the self. It is an invaluable text for students, trainees and practitioners in counselling and psychotherapy.