Counselling Skills: A Practical Guide for Counsellors and Helping Professionals: Second Edition

Author(s) : John McLeod

Counselling Skills: A Practical Guide for Counsellors and Helping Professionals: Second Edition

Book Details

  • Publisher : Open University Press
  • Published : 2011
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 496
  • Category :
    Counselling
  • Category 2 :
    Individual Psychotherapy
  • Catalogue No : 32707
  • ISBN 13 : 9780335244263
  • ISBN 10 : 9780335244
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This 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 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.

About the Author(s)

John McLeod is Emeritus Professor of Counselling at the University of Abertay, Dundee.

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