Basic personal counselling: a training manual for counsellors

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Free Association Books, 1999 - Psychology - 250 pages
This book provides an overview of different approaches to counselling. Drawing widely on case study examples it illustrates the specific skills required for successful counselling such as listening, reflecting, questioning summarising and reframing, as well as providing information on some of the more practical issues such as keeping records, and arranging an environment for counselling sessions. There is also a section describing the ways of managing special counselling situations involving angry, depressed, grieving or suicidal clients.

A discussion of the issues of confidentiality and professional ethics is followed by information and exercises to help you identify and understand your own beliefs and values and how they might impact on your performance as a counsellor

This book is an excellent complement to practical training courses in counselling, social work, psychology, welfare or nursing, and will benefit any person wishing to develop practical interpersonal and counselling skills.

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Counsellingan overview
The counselling relationship
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