Counselling Skills and Studies
- Fiona Ballantine Dykes
- Traci Postings
- Barry Kopp - CPCAB
- Anthony Crouch - CPCAB
Counselling Skills | Counselling and Psychotherapy (General) | Professional Issues (General)
Are your students looking to use counselling skills to enhance their existing helping role? Are they taking the first steps towards becoming a professional counsellor? This practical guide will provide readers with the ideal ‘way-in’, showing them what helping and counselling is all about.
Part 1: Counselling Skills will introduce readers to the underpinning knowledge and practical tools needed to develop a range of helping skills for use in a variety of helping roles, showing what it means to work safely and ethically.
Part 2: Counselling Studies will help them take their understanding further by considering in detail important theories and professional issues, preparing them to work as a professional counsellor.
Part 3: Counselling Study Skills will offer practical advice and hints and tips to help them make the best start on their counselling portfolio, including journal and essay writing skills, research skills and how to get inspired and overcome blocks to learning.
The new edition now includes a more detailed discussion of key theories, has a new chapter on self care, and is fully up to date with the occupational and professional standards and ethical frameworks.
Packed full of practical activities and written in a supportive conversational style, this book is essential reading for anyone wanting to learn counselling skills or embarking on their first stage of training to be a counsellor.
We already have the first edition of this book on the shelves which is very well used. Hence I was very glad to see a 2nd edition published. It is used particularly by our levels 3 & 4 students and the FD and BA students. Areas of particular interest include the ethical and legal framework and a section on supervision. It is good to have something right up to date on these topics
A good counselling skills books for Level 3 students to support their studies.
A good book which lays the foundation for counselling skills. It accompanies the CPCAB Level 2 and Level 3 programmes. It develops a good underpinning knowledge of listening and counselling skills.
As part of the resources for the course. Tips and activities in the book have been very helpful to learners.
A useful addition to our reading list and one that students will find able to use as they progress.
A detailed yet easily accessible text which introduces all the key issues required for a foundation course in counselling studies
Sample Materials & Chapters
Counselling Skills and Studies: Chapter One