Richard House MA [Oxon], Ph.D., C.Psychol., AFBPsS, CertCouns [Cantab] is Senior Lecturer in Psychotherapy and Counselling, Department of Psychology (Research Centre for Therapeutic Education), University of Roehampton, London. His books on education include Too Much, Too Soon? – Early Learning and the Erosion of Childhood (editor, Hawthorn Press, 2011) and Childhood, Well-being and a Therapeutic Ethos (Karnac, 2009; co-ed. Del Loewenthal). His books on psychotherapy and counselling include In, Against and Beyond Therapy (PCCS, 2010), Therapy Beyond Modernity (Karnac, 2003), AND Critically Engaging CBT (Open University Press, 2010; co-ed. Del Loewenthal). Richard is a founder-member of the Open EYE Campaign for open early education, the Alliance for Counselling and Psychotherapy, and the Independent Practitioners Network. He contributes regularly to a range of professional education publications, and to the peer-reviewed and professional psychotherapy literature. A trained Kindergarten and class Steiner/Waldorf teacher and education campaigner, he organised the three Daily Telegraph Open Letters on the state of modern childhood in 2006, 2007 (both with Sue Palmer) and in 2011. With Wendy Ellyatt and Kim Simpson, Richard is a co-founder of the Save Childhood movement. He is ‘Editor Elect’ of the journal Self and Society: International Journal for Humanistic Psychology, Theory Editor of the European Journal of Psychotherapy and Counselling and Associate Editor of Psychotherapy and Politics International journal.