This book is first class. It is well written and engaging and contains a wealth of exercises and activities to use with children. I love this book.
Counselling Children has been an excellent resource to enhance the practice of psychotherapy with children since its first edition published in 1997. I first met the Geldards at their informative workshops in Brisbane in those early years, which thoroughly enhanced my work with children. Their published books were an added bonus. This fifth edition further supports the therapist with an addition of a Companion Website. It is a highly recommended resource, and one that I value, for every therapist working with children.
This book is a classic text for students and practitioners interested in learning more about working with children. It is easy to read and the examples given bring to life the real challenges faced in practice. At the end of each Chapter is a helpful key points box which is ideal for summarising the contents of each chapter. An essential text in the field of counselling and psychotherapy.
The book follows a natural progression from the beginning of developing the initial relationship, through looking at different models of counselling, the skills necessary for working with children, to the use of different media – the use of play in all its various forms, visualisations, and the use of worksheets.
The real value for money comes for me with the huge number of online resources, including videos and worksheets available via the use of a code given in the book.
Main textbook for module presented in the Social work module
An excellent book in understanding counselling from a child's perspective, enables the reader to develop greater understanding of the purpose of counselling adapting current skills into more targeted and specific ones.
This book is incredible. Easy to use and understand.
The title says it all, really - it is indeed 'a practical introduction'. Well written, well founded in theory. Adding the online resources is a welcome bonus.
Cathy Lasher, Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute, Nottingham
An extremely accessible guide for students of counselling who wish to specialise in their practice