This is the first book to focus on commonly occurring client issues and explore how to work with them from a person-centred perspective. Extensive case studies translate person-centred theory into effective practice, enabling therapists to work successfully with clients presenting a variety of different problems including:
- Post Traumatic Stress
- Panic and Anxiety
- Drug and Alcohol Issues
- Eating difficulties
- Self harm
- Childhood Sexual Abuse
Each chapter covers the origin and meaning of the difficulty, the person-centred therapeutic approach and process, and the outcomes. Drawing from a combined 50 years of experience in the field, Paul Wilkins and Janet Tolan bring together leading person-centred therapists to address how and why each problem can be eased by means of working with the person.
This book should be on the desk of every counselling and psychotherapy trainee, and is recommended reading for other practitioners of health and social care working with these client groups.
Janet Tolan is a consultant and private pracititioner in Manchester. She has worked extensively in education and training, most recently as leader of the Counselling and Psychotherapy Masters programme at Liverpool John Moores University. Paul Wilkins is Senior Lecturer in the Centre for Human Communication, Manchester Metropolitan University. He publications include Personal and Professional Development for Counsellors (London, SAGE Publications), Psychodrama (London, SAGE Publications).
Introduction - Paul Wilkins and Janet Tolan PART ONE: LIFE EVENTS A Person-Centred Approach to Loss and Bereavement - Sheila Haugh Person-Centred Approaches to Trauma, Critical Incidents and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder - Allan Turner Person-Centred Therapy with Adults Sexually Abused as Children - Jane Power PART TWO: EMOTIONAL REACTIONS TO LIFE EVENTS Person-Centred Therapy with People Experiencing Depression: When You Can't Just Snap out of It - Kirshen Rundle Anxiety and Panic: Person-Centred Interpretations and Responses - Richard Bryant-Jefferies Person-Centred Approaches to Different Realities - Kirshen Rundle PART THREE: BEHAVIOURAL REACTIONS TO LIFE EVENTS Working with Drug and Alcohol Issues - Rose Cameron Working with Clients Who Have Eating Problems - Barbara Douglas A Person-Centred Perspective on Self-Injury - Rose Cameron Person-Centred Therapy in Practice - Paul Wilkins and Janet Tolan