"The Gift of Therapy" by Irvin D. Yalom is one that anyone in T can relate to. Irvin has the ability to bring out the best in himself and his patients(IMHO).
My T told me when she was in grad school she thought "he hung the moon". I would have liked for my T to be more like Yalom. I would have liked for T to stop midway in our session and find out and talk about how I was feeling "here and now" ... to question how I was feeling about issues as I talked about them.
I also love the title of the chapter "The Therapist has many Patients; The Patient One Therapist"! I wondered if the T ever thought how "I" felt. I knew T had other patients, but "I" was T patient for my hour!
Yalom may have not agreed with patients, but he was always listening to them...even the critism was important to him. I cannot relate and wonder what Yalom would think of T that are late for appts., no shows, berate patients and terminate them. IMHO there is no excuse for this type of action by T.