Blank Minds and Sticky Moments in Counselling
Practical Strategies and Provocative Themes
- Janice Dexter - Freelance Consultant
- Graham Dexter
Counselling and Psychotherapy (General)
Blank Minds and Sticky Moments in Counselling, Second Edition is a popular and down-to-earth guide to the common challenges which arise in everyday counselling practice. Drawing on humour and over 30 years experience, the authors describe a range of strategies to help practitioners and trainees through the 'sticky' moments and offer reassurance that 'you are not alone' in facing these dilemmas.
The book explores what to do when you:
" feel stuck and are failing to help the client move forward
" are faced with a client who struggles with verbal communication
" encounter a client with mental-health problems
" find interpersonal issues are affecting your view of a client
" find yourself at odds with the values of your client
The authors also tackle broader issues concerning what it means to be professional, tensions between theory and practice and offer a four-stage model of counselling as a framework for practice. The underlying goal of the book is to help readers see difficult moments as learning experiences and to feel empowered to be imaginative, creative and flexible practitioners.
Blank Minds and Sticky Moments in Counselling, Second Edition is a rich source of practical advice for trainees and practitioners.
Graham Dexter and Janice Russell are freelance trainers and consultants in counselling.
Written with warmth and humour. This book brings humanity and realism to a variety of challenges frequently faced by counselling practitioners. A joy to read.
An engaging and human evaluation of some key issues in counselling. The authors approach it in a clear, constructive, and humorous style, prompting much discussion amongst students. A useful work in facilitating debate and exploration for trainees.
A great companion for any counselling practitioner. This book is a warm and engaging, a "real" account of the possible highs and lows experienced as a counsellor.
This is a must for all diploma students and counsellors alike
A refreshing, exciting and candid resource of real hands-on experience and wisdom from two charming trainers who haven't forgotten the power of wit and humour in an otherwise very serious subject. I found this book informative, enlightening and a joy to read and have no hesitation therefore, in recommending it to every student of counselling. Bhavna Raithatha, Lecturer, Truro College
Hard to navigate but if read through thoroughly then it eases many concerns and worries for trainees.