Introducing readers to the world of counselling and psychotherapy, Fifty Minutes is a collection of fictional dialogues. As readers witness therapy sessions and their impact upon the ordinary lives of the characters, they gain a unique insight into the nature of the work, without textbook jargon.
A host of characters populate Fifty Minutes. Readers meet Tess, who is coming to the end of her life and wants to share some old feelings that never really left her; Meg, who is processing the end of a long-term illicit relationship which gets muddled with grieving for her suicidal mother; and Jack and Christine, a married couple on the brink of collapse. Even the therapist with no name has her own life experiences that get a little muddled in the work.
What is therapy and how does it help with the necessary dilemmas that we suffer and face during the lifespan? Fifty Minutes demonstrates the complexity, but also the value of treating one another with humility, compassion and acceptance.