Counselling children: a practical introduction

Front Cover
Sage Publications, 2002 - Psychology - 280 pages
3 Reviews
Counseling Children is a highly acclaimed, introductory guide to counseling children and to the practical issues of communicating with children in a counselling context. In this Second Edition, Kathryn Geldard and David Geldard relate the theory and practice of counseling children in a highly accessible, practical, and jargon-free style.

Key Features:
  • Teaches specific counseling skills for use with children, illustrated with carefully chosen case examples
  • Sets out a new model for counseling children which sequentially integrates ideas from a number of therapeutic approaches 
  • Provides advice on how to select and use a range of media, activities, and play when counseling children 
  • Gives guidance on the benefits and practicalities of combining individual work with children and family therapy 
  • Includes worksheets to use when helping children in specific areas such as developing self-esteem and managing emotions

Counseling Children is an invaluable resource for students and professionals in many fields including counseling, social work, psychology, occupational therapy, mental health, nursing and education.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - USSangel85 - LibraryThing

Rather practical, good case studies representation, all in all, gets some where in the middle of getting a reaction form a practicing professional, from: "there, yes!" to "not really..." Can be read with minimum disappointments and some practical use to thous who prefer safe-and-sound results. Read full review

Review: Counselling Children: A Practical Introduction

User Review  - Krystal - Goodreads

Reading this for my Masters of counselling (Children and Adolescents) Read full review


Introduction to the second edition
Counselling Children
Goals for counselling children

24 other sections not shown

Common terms and phrases

Bibliographic information