Basic Personal Counselling is an easy to read introduction to counselling that reflects current best practice. It teaches core interviewing skills and provides a framework of practical examples and training group exercises to enable students to progressively build a skill repertoire. The book is designed to prepare students for field placement and therefore has a strong vocational focus.
- Introduces counselling skills in a logical sequence and provides practical examples of the skills in action
- Discusses the process of change involved in counselling
- Provides approaches for counselling people with specific problems such as anger, depression, grief, suicidal ideation
- Discusses professional issues including: confidentiality, ethics, record keeping
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