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Questions and Answers on Counselling in Action
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Questions and Answers on Counselling in Action

Edited by:
  • Windy Dryden - Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK


August 1993 | 192 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
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`The kind of book where any time you open it, you're likely to find something of current interest that relates to your practice and to issues you've been thinking about... If we regard the questions and answers as serving to stimulate thought and discussion.... then the collection serves a useful purpose indeed' - Self & Society

Does counselling have to be long-term to be helpful? Should only women counsel women? How can you evaluate counselling? Is it easy to start your own private practice?

In this highly readable book, some of Britain's leading experts offer clear answers to these and many other frequently asked questions. The resulting discussion ranges over all aspects of counselling, from practical and theoretical to personal and ethical matters. Some questions have straightforward solutions, others prove much more controversial. In both instances, the views represented here should go a long way towards encouraging deeper consideration of the principles and practice of counselling.

 
Introduction
 
PART ONE: SPECIFIC ASPECTS OF PRACTICE
Dave Mearns
The Core Conditions
Michael Jacobs
The Use of Audio-Tapes in Counselling
Julia Segal
Against Self-Disclosure
Peter Ross
Using Hypnosis in Counselling
Michael Barkham and John Rowan
Counselling for a Brief Period
Michael Jacobs
Client Resistance
Dave Mearns
The Ending Phase of Counselling
 
PART TWO: ISSUES OF MATCHING IN COUNSELLING
Mark Aveline
Advising on the Most Suitable Counselling Arena
Jocelyn Chaplin
Women Counselling Women
Waseem J Alladin
Ethnic Matching in Counselling
Michael Carroll
Trainee Counsellors' Clients
 
PART THREE: THE PERSONAL AND THE PRACTICAL
Vanja Orlans
The Counsellor's Life Crisis
Elke Lambers
When the Counsellor Shares the Client's Problem
Brian Thorne
Spirituality and the Counsellor
Moira Walker
When Values Clash
 
PART FOUR: BEYOND SPECIFIC ORIENTATIONS
John C Norcross and Thomas J Tomcho
Choosing an Eclectic, Not Syncretic, Psychotherapist
Sue Wheeler
Reservations about Eclectic and Integrative Approaches to Counselling
Francesca Inskipp
Beyond Egan
Jennifer Elton Wilson
Towards a Personal Model of Counselling
 
PART FIVE: ETHICAL ISSUES
Tim Bond
Counsellor/Client Sex
Tim Bond
Reporting a Colleague's Misconduct
Brian Thorne
Body and Spirit
Tim Bond
When to Protect a Client from Self-Destruction
 
PART SIX: PROFESSIONAL ISSUES
Michael Carroll and Emmy van Deurzen-Smith
Psychology and Counselling
Michael Barkham
Research and Practice
Michael Barkham
Evaluating Counselling
Guidelines for Practice

 
Gladeana McMahon and Ken Powell
Starting Your Own Private Practice
David Pilgrim
Objections to Private Practice
Dave Mearns
Against Indemnity Insurance
Colin Feltham
Making a Living as a Counsellor

`This book probably answers all the questions you often wanted but never dared to ask about counselling. It covers numerous aspects of the counselling process from specific aspects of practice, orientation, ethical and professional... The section on personal issues regarding the counsellor is very interesting as it is an opportunity to hear what the experts have to say on such issues as the counsellor's life crisis, spirituality and what happens when values clash. Overall, this book provides a flavour of the problems which may be encountered by those involved in counselling' - The International Journal of Social Psychiatry

`This is a welcome addition to the series... On a couple of occasions, two practitioners present different views on the same issue: I found this particularly stimulating... Most of the counselling issues covered are of equal interest to clinical psychologists. I was especially struck by J E Wilson's chapter in response to the question, "What factors do I need to consider in developing a personal model of counselling?" Substitute clinical psychology for counselling, and the views expressed on finding a personal theory of meaning are just as important and applicable to our profession' - Clinical Psychology Forum

`The kind of book where any time you open it, you're likely to find something of current interest that relates to your practice and to issues you've been thinking about... If we regard the questions and answers as serving to stimulate thought and discussion... then the collection serves a useful purpose indeed' - Self & Society

`Covering a very wide range of topics... the book contains useful, interesting chapters' - International Review of Psychiatry

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