In her book, Landscapes of the Heart: the working world of a sex and relationship therapist, published April 7 2016, Juliet Grayson takes us through the doorway into the hidden world or a psychotherapy session. She shakes our assumptions about how relationships work, and what to expect from our intimate partners, showing us different routes to more satisfying and loving intimacy, and giving us a grounded understanding of what makes relationships successful.
These compelling stories give us privileged access to the therapy room, providing a vivid picture of the therapeutic process, which includes the therapist’s inner thoughts. We sit on Juliet’s shoulder and witness her humanity and compassion, as she uses a rich blend of life-changing approaches, drawing on twenty-five years of clinical experience. In each fascinating journey, we follow the client(s) through two or more sessions, covering weeks or months. Thus we can track the effects of the insights her clients (five couples and one individual) have gained, as they progress to more loving relationships. In each case, Juliet shares a particular aspect of theory, so we can see the methodologies that underpin her work.
A variety of methodologies
Juliet shows us a range of methods from Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), emotional fusion, anger management, Pesso Boyden System Psychomotor (PBSP), and introduces us to two of her new models: ‘The Pleaser,The Boss, The Loner and the Self-Developer’, and Five Star Conscious Relating.
The first book showing sessions of Pesso Boyden System Psychmotor Therapy in the UK
Juliet introduces us to PBSP: a potent methodology that is relatively unknown in the UK. PBSP was established in USA in 1960’s, and is well known in Holland and many European countries. She shows us how PBSP works in action, both in one-to-one sessions, and within a group.
This book is for the general public, anyone interested in relationships, for one-to-one therapists who want to learn about working with couples, for students of counselling and psychotherapy
This book will give helpful insights, tips and tools to anyone who wants to have a good relationship. It will be fascinating for anyone thinking of attending a therapy session. It is a must for students of counselling and psychotherapy. It is an invaluable resource for any therapist who wants to learn more about working with couples, and stands alongside Juliet’s six modular workshop on: How To Work With Couples: for therapists who usually work one-to-one.
What others say about the book
A powerful, compassionate & authoritative guide to the secrets of an exceptional sex and couples counsellor. Juliet Grayson captures the essence of this mysterious, transformational process of working successfully with couples on their most painful and intimate issues. It's an essential read for anyone who also want to enhance their own self awareness and emotional intelligence.
Judith Lowe, PPD Learning Ltd, NLP Training Institute
Beautifully written. A compelling and lively read, steeped in humanity and
compassion. I found her great many insights into the relatively new
methodology of Pesso Boyden System Psychomotor fascinating.
Sue Parker Hall, Relational Psychotherapist and Author of
Anger, Rage and Relationship: An Empathic Approach to Anger
Juliet is a skilled therapist who combines an intuitive understanding
of relationships with a sound grasp of couples therapy techniques.
A valuable book for anyone curious about this field of therapy.
Dr Michael Crowe, DM, FRCPsych
I am delighted to see Juliet publish the first book in the UK describing
the effectiveness of Pesso Boyden System Psychomotor (PBSP)
in individual and group sessions. This continues Juliet’s passion:
to spread the message that PBSP is a transformative method that
supports people becoming more fully who they truly are and finding
greater meaning and pleasure in life.
Al Pesso, Co-Founder of PBSP
Landscapes of the Heart can be read from several perspectives. Its easy to-
read style will inform struggling couples – as well as benefit couples
who want to improve a satisfactory relationship. Therapists (or anyone
interested in becoming a therapist) will learn about the systemic nature
of working with couples from the comprehensive client cases. And
there are powerful examples with explanations of how to use the Pesso
Boyden method in psychosexual work. This is an absorbing, practical
and beautifully written book we will recommend to many people.
Penny Tompkins and James Lawley, Authors of
Metaphors in Mind: Transformation through Symbolic Modelling
Couples and relationship issues
The new book 'Landscapes of the Heart: The working world of a sex and relationship therapist'.
Workshops using the relatively-unknown-in-the-UK method of Pesso Boyden System Psychomotor (PBSP) - a profoundly effective therapeutic method.
Training therapists in how to work with couples and sexual issues...and how that is different from one-to-one therapy.