Learning to Counsel
This book draws on both authors’ experience as counsellors, tutors and writers and introduces readers to the basic principles that underpin counselling practice. It is an ideal text for those contemplating embarking on a counselling course, trainee counsellors, counselling tutors to use in training, professionals working in the area of healthcare, management and education, counsellors in the voluntary sector. Using an abundance of illustrative material, case studies, practical exercises and examples of skills in practice it
- provides insight into various counselling approaches, with the emphasis on person-centred counselling
- clarifies the nature of counselling and the role of counsellor
- and assists readers to develop a repertoire of key counselling skills and qualities, such as active listening, unconditional positive regard, empathy, goal setting etc.
The book also addresses the important issue of ongoing supervision to enhance counselling practice, and counsellor self-care to reduce the risk of burnout.
This new edition has been thoughtfully and thoroughly revised to provide fresh information that keeps pace with the rapidly advancing field of counselling and psychotherapy. Over the past twenty years, this book has proven to be an essential text for counselling students and tutors and for all people whose role involves a counselling element.
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