Person-centred counselling in action

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Sage, 1988 - Political Science - 152 pages
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This practical and comprehensive guide is written for counsellor trainers and their trainees, as well as for counsellors already in practice wanting to familiarize themselves with the person-centred approach to counselling.Dave Mearns and Brian Thorne explain the theoretical principles of the person-centred approach by relating these principles to actual practice. Drawing on one particular case-study the two counsellors present an extensive exploration of the core conditions of empathy, acceptance and congruence, and provide a step-by-step account of both the counsellor's and the client's experience of being involved in a trusting, caring relationship characterised by power-sharing and mutuality.

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Contents

The Counsellors Use of the Self
22
Empathy
39
Unconditional Positive Regard
59
Copyright

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About the author (1988)

Brian Thorne is a Professor of Emeritus, University of East Anglia and Honorary Lay Canon of Norwich Cathedral

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