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An introduction to the law in relation to counselling and psychotherapy in England and Wales. The book examines such issues as: data protection law; insurance; informed consent; the potential for law suits and complaints; counselling children and young people; confidentiality and record-keeping; and problems relating to child abuse, to suicide and to third parties. Legal issues are illustrated and clarified by the use of examples throughout the text. The book concludes by looking at future trends, and considers the possible effects of European law on counselling and psychotherapy.