Key Issues for Counselling in Action
- Windy Dryden - Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK
- Andrew Reeves - Professor in the Counselling Professions and Mental Health, Senior BACP Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist and Registered Social Worker.
Counselling in Action series
Counselling Psychology | Counselling and Psychotherapy (General)
Effective counselling is based on a strong working relationship between counsellor and client. Building and maintaining this therapeutic alliance, demands both skill and an ability to negotiate challenges which arise during the counselling process.
Key Issues for Counselling in Action prepares new practitioners for face-to-face work with clients by looking at what is required at each stage of the process and examining issues which practitioners most frequently need to deal with along the way. The topics covered are relevant to all counsellors, regardless of theoretical orientation.
The book explores the everyday issues counsellors face when:
- getting started
- making an assessment
- working at relational depth
- setting goals, and
- ending the relationship
Advice is also given on more difficult challenges, such as dealing with:
- reluctant clients
- client dependency, and
- unplanned endings.
Key Issues for Counselling in Action is a bestselling text which has been used to train many thousands of counsellors as well as supporting their continuing professional development. This second edition has been completely re-written and includes new material on the use of touch, self-care, culture and counselling evaluation.
Windy Dryden is Professor of Psychotherapeutic Studies, Professional and Community Education (PACE) at Goldsmiths College, University of London.
Andrew Reeves is a University Counsellor at the University of Liverpool Counselling Service and Editor of the journal, Counselling & Psychotherapy Research.
This is a wonderful book for the new and trainee counsellor and should be on every courses’ book list. It covers a wide area and with the different authors’ voices speaking it has a varied tone.
`This new edition meets the challenges of counselling today and brings alive issues that have arisen in the last twenty years, adding up to an important new text for inclusion in counsellor training' - Colin Feltham, Course Leader in Counselling & Psycholtherapy, Sheffield Hallam University
A must read for counselling students at diploma level as well as experienced counsellors. The authors provide insightful and thought provoking text on the therapy process and the relational challenges that all practitioners encounter at some point.
A good additional source book for the students
An important book for both trainee and experienced counsellors. Students at the beginning of their studies will find this text invaluable.