Counselling Skills

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November 2011



"For anyone in a caring, facilitative or managing role, Counselling Skills provides a uniquely comprehensive, accessible and practical guide to interpersonal helping. It introduces a way of working that is both focused and personalised: tailored to an individual client's specific goals and preferences. The book will be invaluable to anyone who wants to help others deal with their problems."
Mick Cooper, University of Strathclyde, UK"Not everyone possesses the skills required to ensure that professional communication is compassionate and supportive, but the skills can be learned and this book on Counselling Skills provides just the resource needed. Its authors have the experience as practitioners and teachers to imbue the text with wisdom derived from life, academia and counselling. The book is carefully crafted and beautifully written; it includes exercises and examples that enhance learning; it is comprehensive and completely relevant for anyone who seeks to use counselling skills competently in their work."
Professor Sue Wheeler, University of Leicester, UK"The book offers a sound and accessible introduction for anyone considering formal counselling skills training ... As a bereavement counsellor I will gladly keep a place for this book on my bookshelf, as it offers a useful refresher in basic skills. I would certainly recommend it to colleagues within pastoral caring roles and other caring professions."
Sally Smith, Counselling Psychology student at The University of Wolverhampton, UKThis bestselling book is designed to help counselling trainees acquire and develop the skills and techniques needed to have therapeutic impact with their clients. It also provides those in the helping professions with an easy-to-follow model of 'embedded counselling' that provides tools and strategies for offering counselling relationships within a diversity of work settings.The new edition is thoroughly revised and features nine new chapters, addressing such topics as: an A-Z of practical counselling skills, dealing with difficult relationships, issues caused by cultural diversity or life transitions, and issues in loss and bereavement. The book also covers:
  • Key counselling skills such as caring, listening, questioning and reframing, reflection, attunement to a client, challenging and giving advice
  • Building a counselling relationship
  • Developing understanding of clients' issues
  • Resolving difficult feelings and emotions
  • Ethical principles of counselling practice
  • Working together to change behaviour
Counselling Skills, 2nd edition is packed with exercises and information on recent studies, to help readers relate theory to their own practice. Written in an accessible, engaging style, with numerous case examples, this book is suitable for students taking courses or modules in counselling skills, counsellors in training, and any professionals who may provide counselling support within their roles, including teachers, doctors, community workers, social workers and nurses.


Preface An invitation to counselling
A model of embedded counselling
Counselling skills: basic building blocks of embedded practice
An A-Z of counselling skills
The counselling menu: goals, tasks and methods
Negotiating organizational realities
Ethical principles for embedded counselling
Working collaboratively: building a counselling relationship
Exploring issues to make meaning and develop understanding
Making sense of a specific problematic reaction
Resolving difficult feelings and emotions
Working together to change behaviour
Problem-solving, planning and decision-making
Finding, analysing and acting on information
Undoing self-criticism and enhancing self-care
Negotiating life transitions
Dealing with difficult relationships
Coming to terms with bereavement and loss
Dealing with difficult situations in counselling
Taking account of cultural diversity
Putting it all together: using supervision and consultation to do good work References


John McLeod is Professor of Counselling at the University of Abertay Dundee, having previously taught at Keele University and Wolverhampton University. He has practised in a range of counselling settings, as well as being involved in training, research and consultancy with many occupational groups, including nurses, social workers and emergency services personnel. The author of six books and more than fifty articles and chapters on various aspects of counselling and psychotherapy, he is currently editor of Counselling and Psychotherapy Research
EAN: 9780335244263
ISBN: 0335244262
Untertitel: A Practical Guide for Counsellors and Helping Professionals. 2. Auflage. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: McGraw-Hill Education Ltd
Erscheinungsdatum: November 2011
Seitenanzahl: XIV
Format: kartoniert
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