Written specifically for students on counselling and psychotherapy courses, this book gives an overview of the profession from its early beginnings in psychotherapy and psychoanalysis through the development of the different schools and approaches of talking therapies including psychodynamic, cognitive behavioural and person-centred approaches. Working within various sectors, such as the commercial, educational and public, is also considered and discussed. The author concludes the book by looking at where counselling and psychotherapy is heading in the future.
Norman is psychotherapist and former Head of Counselling and Psychotherapy studies at the University of Southampton. In addition to his academic teaching and writing, he maintains a small private practice and, as an acknowledged organisational counselling consultant, he is frequently retained as an advisor/practitioner by many private firms and governmental agencies. This necessarily involves him in a considerable volume of trauma response provision.
PART 1: Where has counselling and psychotherapy come from? Counselling and psychotherapy - the opening story PART 2: What do therapists do? Repairing people - the tales begin The psychodynamic Story The cognitive-behavioural Story The humanistic Story Personality and therapy - today's story PART 3: Where do therapists work? Working in the commercial sector Working in the educational sector Working in the National Health Service PART 4: Where is counselling and psychotherapy going? Counselling & psychotherapy - the next story