`This book presents contrasting views of the relationship between the counsellor, or therapist, and the client, as held by practitioners from diverse theoretical orientations. Each chapter clarifies and considers the elements of the counselling relationship which have the most bearing on therapeutic practice and the strengths of each are highlighted in terms of understanding, theory and skills' - New Therapist
It is now widely accepted that the therapeutic relationship - referred to here as the counselling relationship - may be the most significant element in effective practice. Understanding the Counselling Relationship presents contrasting views of the relationship between the counsellor or therapist and the client, as held by practitioners from diverse theoretical orientations.
Each chapter clarifies and considers the elements of the counselling relationship which have most bearing on therapeutic practice. The strengths of each position are highlighted in terms of understanding, theory and skills. The relevance of certain psychological, sociological and research-based issues for practitioners from a variety of theoretical backgrounds are also considered.
Colin Feltham is series editor of Professional Skills for Counsellors and Short Introductions to the Therapy Professions series, co-editor of SAGE Handbook of Counselling and Psychotherapy and author of several SAGE texts, including What is Counselling?
Introduction - Colin Feltham Contextualizing the Therapeutic Relationship - Colin Feltham The Relationship in Psychodynamic Counselling - Jeremy Holmes The Relationship in Person-Centred Counselling - Paul Wilkins Dialogical Psychotherapy - Maurice Friedman `I'm OK, You're OK - and They're OK' - Keith Tudor Therapeatic Relationships in Transactional Analysis The Therapeutic Relationship in Cognitive Therapy - Diana Sanders and Frank Wills The Relationship in Multimodal Therapy - Stephen Palmer The Counselling Relationship and Psychological Type - Rowan Bayne Professional and Socio-Cultural Aspects of the Counselling Relationship - Janice Russell Learning from Research into the Counselling Relationship - Roxane Agnew-Davies