Challenging Blank Minds and Sticky Moments in Counselling: A Revised Edition is a hugely pragmatic text that draws on humour and experience to explore and help to demystify some of the issues and dilemmas that counsellors find themselves in today. Offering diverse approaches and skills to help practitioners and trainees see through the 'challenging' or 'sticky' moments in conventional therapeutic practice, Janice Russell and Graham Dexter offer practical advice for moving forward. Topics are presented in terms of an argument: key concerns, the underlying assumptions and beliefs about the topic; exploration of possible counsellor responses (relating potential interventions to the assumptions and beliefs of the counsellor); and concluding with general guidelines for professional and ethical practice. Well referenced and researched, this revised edition updates the discourse on many current themes with new sections including: " negative consequences of counselling " issues of mental health and illness " professional issues " warnings for practitioners to heed " challenges to concepts of selfhood Challenging Blank Minds and Sticky Moments in Counselling: A Revised Edition addresses the skills and issues associated with all levels of counselling, enabling practitioners to reflect on their profession, with the ultimate goal of best possible practice. The text is down to earth, solidly grounded in theory, rich in practical skills and represents an engaging upper level text for trainees on a variety of courses as well as professionals.
'I recommend the book as an essential, core, alternative or complementary text for trainees in counselling, hitting as it does, just the right notes of honesty, realism, humour and theory-made-digestible. It deserves to be on the reading lists of all certificate and diploma courses - now' - Colin Feltham, Sheffield Hallam University Blank Minds and Sticky Moments in Counselling, Second Edition is a popular and down-to-earth guide to the common challenges which arise in everyday counselling practice. Drawing on humour and over 30 years experience, the authors describe a range of strategies to help practitioners and trainees through the 'sticky' moments and offer reassurance that 'you are not alone' in facing these dilemmas. The book explores what to do when you: " feel stuck and are failing to help the client move forward " are faced with a client who struggles with verbal communication " encounter a client with mental-health problems " find interpersonal issues are affecting your view of a client " find yourself at odds with the values of your client The authors also tackle broader issues concerning what it means to be professional, tensions between theory and practice and offer a four-stage model of counselling as a framework for practice. The underlying goal of the book is to help readers see difficult moments as learning experiences and to feel empowered to be imaginative, creative and flexible practitioners. Blank Minds and Sticky Moments in Counselling, Second Edition is a rich source of practical advice for trainees and practitioners. Graham Dexter and Janice Russell are freelance trainers and consultants in counselling.
At the centre of good counselling and psychotherapy practice is the relationship between therapist and client. This book is an essential guide for counselling and psychotherapy students who want to explore the personal qualities and attitudes of the therapist, and to allow the client to engage in the therapeutic process with trust. The book will consider how students of counselling can develop these qualities and enhance their awareness of their attitudes, to enable them to be fully present and emotionally available in their encounters with clients.
Electronic Inspection Copy available for instructors here 'At about 700 pages and with contributions from more than 100 authors the editors have shown considerable skill, not to mention application, in sculpting a text that is economically delivered and lucid in its writing' - Dave Mearns, Professor Emeritus, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow 'The field of counselling and psychotherapy moves on but The Sage Handbook of Counselling and Psychotherapy keeps up!' - Professor Sue Wheeler, Director of the Doctoral Programme, Institute of Lifelong Learning, University of Leicester 'This book is the definitive text on the theory and practice of counselling and psychotherapy. The editors are to be commended!' - Professor Robert Bor CPsychol FBPsS CSci UKCP Reg FRAeS, Lead Consultant Clinical, Counselling & Health Psychologist, Royal Free Hospital and Co-Director, Dynamic Change Consultants www.dccclinical.com 'The what's what from the who's who in counselling in psychotherapy' - Professor Del Loewenthal, RCTE, University of Roehampton This long-awaited third edition brings together the fundamentals of counselling and psychotherapy theory, research, skills and practice. It addresses what every successful trainee or practitioner needs to know, do, think, feel, and use in a way that is entirely comprehensive, accessible and jargon-free. Including new material on interpersonal psychotherapy, cognitive analytic therapy, pluralistic therapy and mindfulness, as well as body psychotherapy, hypnotherapy, Asperger Syndrome, ADHD, and low self-esteem, this book continues to be essential reading for trainees or experienced practitioners alike. Colin Feltham is Emeritus Professor of Critical Counselling Studies, Sheffield Hallam University, Fellow of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, BACP Senior Registered Practitioner and former co- editor of the British Journal for Guidance and Counselling. Ian Horton is now retired and was Principal Lecturer in Counselling and Psychotherapy at University of East London, Chair of the UKRC Executive, a BACP accredited counsellor and UKRC registered independent counsellor. He is a fellow of the BACP.
Making the case for an integrated approach to the practices of counselling, psychotherapy and coaching, Personal Consultancy provides a coherent and systematic framework for working with clients. Nash Popovic and Debra Jinks use their experience in the area of integrative practice to demonstrate how this wider approach can be a more comprehensive way of helping clients than coaching or counselling on its own. The authors explain how a range of techniques and approaches from various one-to-one practices can be brought together under the framework of Personal Consultancy, creating a method that is systematic, ethical and professional but not limited by any particular theoretical bias or preconceptions. With chapters by guest authors who discuss their perspectives on the approach and its application across various contexts, Personal Consultancy demonstrates that it is possible to combine the reparative work normally associated with counselling with the more proactive, goal-oriented approach of coaching. The result is a method that allows clients to have their counselling and their coaching needs met within one relationship and which allows the practitioner more flexibility and freedom than when using a single approach. Personal Consultancy will be essential reading for practicing coaches and counsellors, especially those already integrating the two approaches or those looking to do so, as well as students and those in training.
`This book presents contrasting views of the relationship between the counsellor, or therapist, and the client, as held by practitioners from diverse theoretical orientations. Each chapter clarifies and considers the elements of the counselling relationship which have the most bearing on therapeutic practice and the strengths of each are highlighted in terms of understanding, theory and skills' - New Therapist It is now widely accepted that the therapeutic relationship - referred to here as the counselling relationship - may be the most significant element in effective practice. Understanding the Counselling Relationship presents contrasting views of the relationship between the counsellor or therapist and the client, as held by practitioners from diverse theoretical orientations. Each chapter clarifies and considers the elements of the counselling relationship which have most bearing on therapeutic practice. The strengths of each position are highlighted in terms of understanding, theory and skills. The relevance of certain psychological, sociological and research-based issues for practitioners from a variety of theoretical backgrounds are also considered.
This is an excellent, no-nonsense introduction to the field of coaching for developing practitioners. Using a rich array of examples from both life and business coaching, the book covers: o foundations of coaching o coaching processes o the range of coaching models, skills, attitudes and methods o the psychological underpinnings to the main theoretical approaches to coaching, e.g. cognitive, TA, NLP o different applications of coaching e.g in life-, executive- , or career-coaching o key professional issues such as ethics, evidence-based practice and contracts. o how to present and market your coaching identity and skills. Blending theory and practice, with examples and exercises, the book is aimed at professionals from a range of backgrounds, whether therapeutic, educational or business in orientation, who want to expand and transfer their skills to the coaching profession. It is essential reading on all coaching & mentoring courses.
Providing a balance of empirical research and practical concerns, this book explores the definitions and historical context of spiritual abuse, outlines a process model for the different stages of spiritual abuse and includes strategies for therapists working with survivors of spiritual abuse.
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This book is written in order to enhance practice and understanding in Counselling and allied helping professions. The contributors are all qualified Counsellors and the work is grounded in research. They explore: the phenomenology of the tattooed client; the impact of Person-Centred Counselling training on friendship; the therapeutic importance of pets; non-physical abuse; mothers' experiences of the impact of a traumatic birth; the experience of Counsellors who work with complicated grief; and the role of mother-tongue in counselling Welsh speakers. These individual chapters provide valuable insights into working with client groups and needs which are rarely explored in the wider literature. As a result, professionals practising in these specific fields will find this book particularly relevant. Equally, for the general reader in the Counselling and allied helping fields, the specific areas covered will spark curiosity and provide food for thought to apply to their own work. This book is an exemplar of good practice in the publication of excellent Counselling students research, which draws on the Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis method of research, in which the participants voices are clearly heard.
Izzie Childs is turning 50, wondering what happened to feminism and finding herself caught up in the conundrum of being both a smart post-feminist woman, and a little more obsessed than she'd like to be on issues of fat, looks and wrinkles. When she finds herself in Portugal for a month and lusting after a young man who cleans the pool, Izzie realizes that despite a life of counselling and self-awareness she is deep in mid-life crisis. Izzie decides to chronicle the trials and tribulations of her quest to integrate her feminist ideals with the shocking reality of her inner feelings, often with hilarious results, sometimes with great poignancy, and always in a way which readers will recognize for themselves.