Psychosynthesis Counselling in Action is the definitive introduction to the principles and techniques of the approach. Demonstrating the need for people to find a more positive meaning to their lives, Diana Whitmore guides the reader through the four main stages of the counselling journey, explaining how the wide range of practical methods can be tailored to different client needs.
This Fourth Edition includes:
Three new chapters - a new case study chapter and two appendices on the application of psychosynthesis in the coaching field and in youth work.
New content on positive psychology and the therapeutic relationship.
Updated chapters on diagnosis and assessment and counselling process.
Enhanced pedagogy and new case studies.
It is vital reading for those seeking an introduction to psychosynthesis, as well as practitioners of other orientations who wish to incorporate this approach into their own therapeutic work.
Lady Diana Whitmore, MAEd is Chief Executive and a founding Director of Teens and Toddlers UK.
Lady Diana Whitmore MAEd, Founder, Teens and Toddlers UK Diana is the Chief Executive of Teens and Toddlers UK. She is co-chair of the Trustee Board of the Psychosynthesis and Education Trust and is one of the UK's leading trainers of counselling and psychotherapy. She is also a UKCP registered psychotherapist, a BACP Accredited Supervisor and has been responsible for curriculum development of accredited programmes for some 35 years and for the provision of professional training and development for counsellors, psychotherapists and youth workers. Diana has been a member of the trustee board of the Findhorn Foundation for the past 16 years. Diana is also the author of Psychosynthesis in Education: A Guide to the Joy of Learning.
Preface Introduction The Psychosynthesis Approach The Psychosynthesis Counsellor Basic Techniques of Psychosynthesis Counselling Diagnosis and Assessment The Initial Phase of Counselling The Middle Phase of Counselling The Transpersonal Dimension of Counselling The Final Phase of Counselling Greg: A Case History by Kim Shiller Appendix 1 Current Application of Psychosynthesis: Youth Work Appendix 2 Current Application of Psychosynthesis: Coaching for Performance Further Reading References Index