Online Counselling: A Handbook for Practitioners

Author(s) : Gill Jones, Author(s) : Anne Stokes

Online Counselling: A Handbook for Practitioners

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  • Publisher : Palgrave
  • Published : January 2009
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 176
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  • Catalogue No : 27966
  • ISBN 13 : 9780230201958
  • ISBN 10 : 0230201954
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Therapy via the internet is a developing field for counsellors. This accessible guide focuses on technological and therapeutic aspects of online work, relevant across all counselling approaches. With practical step-by-step exercises and jargon-free advice, this is an indispensable tool for all practitioners and trainees planning to work online.

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About This Book
Introduction to Online Counselling
Making a Start
The Online Contract
Counselling Asynchronously by Email and Message Board
Counselling Synchronously by Live Chatroom Session
Using Text to Explore Feelings
Working Therapeutically Online with Image and Sound
Supervision Online
An Overview of Useful Theories
Boundaries and Online Counselling
Putting it all into Practice
Appendix - Codes of Practice Relating to Online Therapy

Author Biographies
GILL JONES is Co-Director of Counselling Online Ltd, where she writes and directs training courses for qualified counsellors and psychotherapists. She is a qualified counsellor, supervisor and trainer, and has also worked in universities and further education institutions.

ANNE STOKES is Co-Director of Counselling Online Ltd, where she continues to draw on her experience as a counsellor, trainer and supervisor. She is also a BACP Accredited counsellor and and has also worked in universities and further education institutions.

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Anne Stokes is a senior accredited BACP counsellor, a supervisor and trainer. She has been a pioneer in introducing online therapy into the UK and has written widely on the subject. Till recently, she directed Online Training Ltd, founded the Online Counselling and Therapy in Action Conferences with her co-director, Gill Jones, and was instrumental in setting up the Association for Counselling and Therapy Online. She divides her time between her homes in the UK and France and loves new challenges.

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