Online Counselling and Guidance Skills
A Practical Resource for Trainees and Practitioners
- Jane Evans - Counsellor, Supervisor and Consultant in Private Practice
Coaching & Career Guidance | Counselling Skills | Human Resource Management
'A very practical text that provides professionals new to this arena with a good introduction to what they can expect to encounter in online work. The book contains numerous thought-provoking examples and exercises for those contemplating work in virtual arenas' - Terry Hanley, Lecturer in Counselling, University of Manchester
`It's tempting to think that face-to-face experience translates straightforwardly to online work. But it doesn't. Jane Evans shows how many different aspects there are to counselling on-line… My advice would be, don't attempt it until you have worked through this book' - Professor Michael Jacobs, author of Psychodynamic Counselling in Action
Counsellors - and other professionals who provide emotional support and guidance - are increasingly working online. The difference between online and face-to-face interaction with clients is vast and practitioners need to equip themselves with specialist knowledge and skills to ensure that they are being effective.
Online Counselling and Guidance Skills is the first book to deal with the practicalities of this mode of working. It looks at how practitioners need to adapt their basic counselling skills to the online environment and guides them through the process of setting up, defining and maintaining a working relationship with a client within professional, ethical and legal boundaries. Case studies and extracts from online sessions show how the skills are put into practice, while practical exercises and points for further consideration help readers to develop their own knowledge and skills.
Until now, books and articles have generally focused on the therapeutic work done by counsellors online. However, this book addresses people who use counselling skills in a wide range of contexts; including counselling, education, mental health, social care and careers guidance.
This book is useful for any trainee considering doing online work. With clinical examples, it guides practitioners on developing their knowledge and skills for remote counselling.
From assessment and contracting, the author also addresses other important aspects of remote clinical practice such establishing online presence and the development of the therapeutic relationship.
Fantastic book, recommended for anyone planning to work therapeutically online. Gives an excellent overview of the key issues to consider.
Great for online and classroom teaching a text that is so new in its message
Easy to read and apply in practice, good for communication skills
Useful text about online guidance.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Small group Projects - lecturer copy
Case Study One powerpoint slides for Tutors
Case Study Two powerpoint slides for Tutors
Case Study Three powerpoint slides for Tutors
Case Study Four powerpoint slides for Tutors
Lecturer Guidance notes for using the website and resources
Student Practical Exercises - Lecturer Copy
Chapter summaries and points for further consideration
Ethical Practice and Guidelines
Student or Trainee Activity Record Sheet One
Student or Trainee Activity Record Sheet Two
Example Client Contract-Agreement- Therapeutic Context
Student Practical Exercises - Student Copy
Student & Trainee notes for using the website and resources