This 350 page book is a complete revision of the best-selling first edition, aligning it with contemporary developments in counselling and associated new training initiatives. The six sections of the book focus on the practice of core counselling and professional skills, with vignettes, activities, notes from practice, full references, suggestions for further reading and a running glossary. The readership for the book will include: intermediate and professional level counselling students; certificate in counselling students; HE Diploma and degree-level counselling students; counselling modules in degree courses in psychology, social work, speech therapy, nursing; and, complimentary therapy courses involving face to face relationship-based work.
Pete Sanders retired after 30 years practising as a counsellor, educator and clinical supervisor. He has written, co-written and edited 14 books on counselling, psychotherapy and mental health. He is a trustee of the Soteria Network UK Paul Wilkins is a person-centred academic, practitioner and supervisor. He has written several books on counselling and psychotherapy and is a lecturer in the Department of Psychology and Social Change at Manchester Metropolitan University. Alan Frankland is a Chartered Counselling Psychologist and Fellow of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. He has two busy consultancy and therapy practices: APSI in Nottingham and APSILON in London.
Introductions 1 Getting your bearings 1.1 Thinking about human helping 1.2 Thinking about human distress and problems 2 The helping relationship 2.1 Making contact 2.2 Client problems 2.3 The counsellor prepares to help 2.4 Acceptance 2.5 Empathy 2.6 The client is aware of the conditions 2.7 Putting it all together 3 The relationship in action 3.1 Setting up and getting started: structuring and contracting 3.2 Assessment, and diagnosis 3.3 Listening, exploring and action 3.4 Direction, other perspectives, questions and challenge 3.5 Counselling in difficult situations 3.6 Referral and ending 4 Context and settings 4.1 Counselling in the 21st Century 4.2 Counselling in the real world 4.3 Counselling as complementary skill 5 Personal and professional development 5.1 Ethics, safety and accountability5.2 Support and supervision 5.3 Personal and professional development 5.4 Reflection, evaluation and research