Learning to Counsel

Learning to CounselThe new edition of this popular and user-friendly book has been thoughtfully revised, updated and expanded. Fresh information has been added to keep pace with the rapidly advancing field of counselling and psychotherapy.

Drawing on their numerous years experience as counsellors, tutors, and writers, Jan Sutton and William Stewart introduce readers to the basic principles that underpin counselling practice; provide insight into various counselling approaches; clarify the nature of counselling and the role of the counsellor, and assist readers to develop a repertoire of key counselling skills and qualities, such as active listening, genuineness, unconditional positive regard, empathy, goal-setting, etc. They also address the important issues of ongoing supervision to enhance counselling practice, and counsellor self-care to reduce the risk of burnout.

Learning to Counsel, Third Edition, contains an abundance of illustrative graphics, case studies, examples of skills in practice, practical exercises, and sample letters, forms and checklists designed to stimulate learning. Its predecessor appears on the recommended reading list of several counselling certificate courses.

This new revised edition 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 health care, management, and education, and counsellors working in the voluntary sector.

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