'This book is a valuable addition to the literature on person-centred therapy (PCT), dealing as it does with the thornier questions that unsettle every person-centred therapist at some stage in their practice...Written by seasoned practitioners who draw on their experience to illustrate how theory informs the decisions they make in response to dilemmas. As might be expected from person-centred practitioners, the book offers a range of interpretations of theory, reflecting what each author considers to be essentially person-centred.
A really helpful resource; useful examples, well written and accessible.
With clear examples and theory explanations, this book is a must read for all trainee and qualified therapists.
All writers were able to demystifies the approach especially in relation to complex presenting issues.
I particularly enjoyed the first chapter written by Sheila Haugh. She is a brilliant writer!
A much-needed, highly readable and very practical text. A range of common presenting issues are discussed and the reader is presented with classical person-centred perspectives on these. This book meets a need for person-centred students, who often want specific guidance on working with such issues
Great! This book really brings alive Person Centred practice.
A fantastic book covering person centred ways of dealing with various issues. Using case studies and evaluations , explanations and assignments, this book will aid anyone entering into person cemtred counselling or even a reference for practicing counsellors to help with self reflection and supervision.
This book really connects a range of client issues to theory. It does so from a Humanistic perspective, and succinctly positions the theory for the reader, giving a clear base from which to integrate the learning that follows. It therefore gives the reader, and particularly students, real insight into how these issues might manifest themselves, and how to work with the client struggling with similar issues. It is well structured and accessible to the reader, and the case study/example materials are well placed.
Perhaps more aimed towards diploma level students, but useful for certificate students too in illustrating the different contexts in which person-centred therapists might practice. Gives clear and valuable insight, from various contributors, into the way that different client issues are viewed from a person-centred theoretical perspective.
This is more relevant to students later on in their degree course rather than in my first year introductory module.
This is an excellent book, which lends itself well all levels of our courses, but in particular L3 Studies and L4 Diploma. It has been particularly helpful to look at the inspection copy and see the wealth of issues shown in order to help students understand and deal with client issues within Person Centred practice. We have asked that this book is ordered and stocked in our Learning Resource Centres.
Helpful for answering trainees questions and stimulating class discussion about the types of issues clients bring to therapy.
An essential read and reference point for those students on a Person-Centred programme of study and of relevance to those undertaking trainings in other orientations which take account of the person-centred perspective.
As always Janet Tolan really delivers. This is an insightful, thoughfu provoking book. it is essential reading for all person centred counsellors.
another excellent book by Janet tolan. The case studies are brillant.
This book looks as some key client issues that are seen by counsellors, it is accessible and up to date, and contains useful case examples.
So helpful to look at this material from the person-centred perspective.
Good addition to person-centred training library, with a concise introduction to theory and a diversity of writers on client issues in practice.