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Skills in Person-Centred Counselling & Psychotherapy

Third Edition


November 2016 | 248 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

This bestselling classic has guided thousands of students and practitioners step-by-step through the skills and theory of the person-centred approach. Fully updated, this Third Edition includes numerous new exercises and case studies, a thoroughly-revised chapter on recent debates and developments, as well as two important new chapters on:

 

·         Politics, Prejudice, Power and Privilege

·         Client Perception

 

It remains an essential introduction for those beginning their training as well as more experienced practitioners keen to expand their range.

 
The Theoretical Framework
 
Empathy
 
Empathic Understanding
 
Congruence
 
Congruence in Practice
 
Unconditional Positive Regard
 
Psychological Contact – Basic and Cognitive Contact
 
Psychological Contact II – Subtle Contact
 
The Therapeutic Process
 
Politics, Prejudice, Power and Privilege
 
Client Perception
 
Beginnings and Endings
 
Management the Work in an Organisation
 
Professional Issues
 
Edgy and Ethical Issues
 
Debates and Developments in Practice

The new edition of Skills in Person-Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy provides an invaluable introduction to the skills and awareness that are necessary in order to provide an effective helping relationship to individuals struggling to overcome problems in living. Janet Tolan clearly explains key concepts using vivid examples drawn from extensive professional experience. This book is essential reading for anyone setting out to become a counsellor or psychotherapist, or embarking on a career in social work, teaching or healthcare.

John McLeod
Professor of Counselling, Institute of Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy, Dublin

This revised edition of a classic in person-centred therapy combines both an accessible introduction to becoming  a practitioner, and an up to date, socially situated, and academically rigorous essential guide.

It is rare to find a single volume that allows beginning students to reflect on their own experience, while remaining academically and theoretically  rigorous. A genuine must have for any serious student.

The reader can expect to be fully engaged with the ideas offered in the new chapter.  This book is an essential read for any new therapist.


Carol Wolter-Gustafson

This book is a wonderful resource, very well written, up to date and comprehensively researched. A 'must' for every person-centred course reading list.

 

 

Anja Rutten
Programme Director, Counselling, Keele University

This is a good book, ideal for all counselling students and trainees alike. Grounded in person-centred principles, it provides a clear and concise overview of the approach and assists the reader develop their skills by demonstrating how these might be used effectively in a helping relationship.

Mrs Ana Paula Wellbrook
Counselling and Psychology, City Lit
August 12, 2019

This is an accessible text which explains some of the more challenging components of person-centred counselling in a clear and readable manner with appropriate case studies throughout. I would recommend this to Psychology undergraduates who are looking for a concise yet well-written introduction to both the theory and skills of the person-centred approach.

Mrs Suzi Smale
Psychology, Petroc College
March 6, 2018

Clear and concise text. Students really liked this book

Ms Gerri Capper
Access To Higher Education, Warrington & Vale Royal College
August 31, 2017

will support learners exploration into PCT in practice

Ms Catherine J Drewer
Learning for Life, Southend Adult Community College
November 29, 2016

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