This book introduces some of the specific contexts in which today's counsellors and psychotherapists find themselves working. It draws upon the experience of counsellors active in their field and uses relevant examples of the potential pitfalls and rewards of counselling in diverse institutional settings. Counsellors are introduced to the regulatory, legislative, economic, social and cultural considerations relevant to the confidential work between counsellor and client. They are also encouraged to think beyond the therapy room to the institutional context of the encounter with the client while keeping professional identity and integrity at the forefront of their work.
Ruth Roberts is a BACP accredited counsellor and Deputy Director of the Counselling Service at the University of East Anglia. Ruth has a background in Higher Education administration and after completing her MA in counselling at UEA, began working there as Educational Counsellor in 2006. Ruth's main interest is in working with and researching the emotional aspects of learning and addressing disaffection amongst university students. Dr Judith Moore is Director of Counselling at UEA and Director of the Centre for Counselling Studies. She has taught on the full-time Diploma since 1992 and has published several articles and chapters on the person-centred approach. She is particularly interested in the question of the self and the spiritual dimension of the person.
Introduction Counselling in Primary Care Counselling in Further Education Counselling in Higher Education Counselling in Occupational Health Counselling in Prisons Counselling in a Residential Setting Working in an Independent Counselling Service