Are your students looking to use counselling skills to enhance their existing helping role? Are they taking the first steps towards becoming a professional counsellor? This practical guide will provide readers with the ideal `way-in', showing them what helping and counselling is all about.
Part 1: Counselling Skills will introduce readers to the underpinning knowledge and practical tools needed to develop a range of helping skills for use in a variety of helping roles, showing what it means to work safely and ethically.
Part 2: Counselling Studies will help them take their understanding further by considering in detail important theories and professional issues, preparing them to work as a professional counsellor.
Part 3: Counselling Study Skills will offer practical advice and hints and tips to help them make the best start on their counselling portfolio, including journal and essay writing skills, research skills and how to get inspired and overcome blocks to learning.
The new edition now includes a more detailed discussion of key theories, has a new chapter on self care, and is fully up to date with the occupational and professional standards and ethical frameworks.
Packed full of practical activities and written in a supportive conversational style, this book is essential reading for anyone wanting to learn counselling skills or embarking on their first stage of training to be a counsellor.
Fiona is an experienced counsellor, supervisor and trainer and, in addition to being Head of Qualifications at the Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body (CPCAB), is also Deputy Chiare of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). She has always championed vocational training as an important route into the counselling profession and has a background in delivering counselling programmes in Further Education. She is a contributory author to Understanding Counselling and Psychotherapy (SAGE, 2010). Traci is an experienced counsellor and supervisor. She has taught extensively in adult education and is a training consultant in the homelessness sector. She has also compiled a training manual which highlights the value of counselling skills in health and social care. She has a special interest in substance misuse and addiction and is currently Qualification Leader for Levels 2 and 3 at CPCAB. Barry is an experienced counsellor within the person-centred family of psychotherapy and counselling and is currently a Senior Verifier and Head of Tailor-Made Qualifications at CPCAB. He has extensive experience delivering counselling courses. He is also trained in a range of complementary therapies. Anthony Crouch is a counselling psychologist and the founder and CEO of CPCAB and the Counselling Channel. His passionate belief in high quality counselling training led to the development of the CPCAB model in the early 1990s which has been reviewed regularly over the past two decades to incorporate the latest research on effective counselling. Anthony is also the author of Inside Counselling (SAGE, 1997).
Introduction by Anthony Crouch Part I - Counselling Skills Chapter 1 - Using counselling skills ethically and safely Chapter 2 - Establishing a helping relationship Chapter 3 - Working empathically as a helper Chapter 4 - Focusing on the helpee's needs and concerns Chapter 5 - Using self-awareness in helping work Chapter 6 - Using counselling skills Chapter 7 - Using reflection and feedback to enhance counselling skills Part II - Counselling Studies Chapter 8 - Preparing to work within an ethical and legal framework as a counsellor Chapter 9 - Understanding the counselling relationship Chapter 10 - Understanding difference and diversity to develop empathic understanding Chapter 11 - Working within a user-centred approach to counselling Chapter 12 - Using theory to increase self-awareness Chapter 13 - Understanding theories of counselling in practice Chapter 14 - Using supervision to support counselling Part II - Counselling Study Skills Chapter 15 - Motivation and blocks to learning Chapter 16 - Essay writing skills Chapter 17 - Journal writing skills Chapter 18 - Self care Chapter 19 - Critical thinking Chapter 20 - Experiential learning Chapter 21 - Research in counselling and helping work