Is counseling an art or a science? This seems to be the question on every budding counselor’s mind. The truth is that it’s both an art and a science. Counseling Approaches – A Practitioner’s Guide takes the reader through the structured methodology and approaches used in counseling which includes a detailed case history, a range of appropriate therapeutic interventions, the application of specific counseling techniques and tools, and the professional skills used by each counselor. The reader is given an understanding of both the scientific and the artistic aspects of the counseling process.The book is intended to be a useful guide for the laymen as well so that they can understand the science of professional counseling and how it enables distressed people to heal and improve their well-being.Most importantly, this book portrays the counseling practice within the Indian context to benefit the community.