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Experiences of Counselling in Action

Experiences of Counselling in Action

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December 1989 | 160 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

`How hard it is to find a book to recommend to trainees, which will give them an insight into what counselling (and psychotherapy too, for that matter) is really like. This book does exactly that.... This is a book which would be equally useful to the humanistic practitioner and the more orthodox one. The breadth of sympathy is admirable in dealing with what is common to all orientations. This is one of those rare books which does justice both to the human experiences involved in counselling and psychotherapy, and to the theory which might explain those experiences' - Changes

What is the experience of counselling from the perspectives of both client and counsellor? What can be learned for the practice of counselling from an understanding of how it feels to be a client or a counsellor? Addressing these questions, central to this book are the personal accounts of individual clients and counsellors, who each relate their own very different experiences of counselling. They explore such issues as identity, expectations, trust, power and boundaries in the client-counsellor relationship. And each examines the intense personal meanings of `success' or `failure' in the client or counsellor role. An analysis of the implications for the counselling relationship concludes the volume.

John McLeod
The Client's Experience of Counselling and Psychotherapy
A Review of the Research Literature

Laura Allen
A Client's Experience of Failure
Myra Grierson
A Client's Experience of Success
Paul and Rosanne
The Experience of Couple Counselling
Brendan McLoughlin
The Client Becomes a Counsellor
John McLeod
The Practitioner's Experience of Counselling and Psychotherapy
A Review of the Research Literature

Dave Mearns
The Counsellor's Experience of Failure
Dave Mearns
The Counsellor's Experience of Success
Senga Blackie
My Experience of Counselling Couples
Dave Mearns and Windy Dryden
What Might be Learned from these Experiences of Counselling in Action?

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