The new edition retains the original clarity of writing and refreshing experience-near qualities which made it stand out from its competitors, and has been updated in light of new research findings in relation to problems of living in an information-age. It is an excellent resource for trainees and educators both.
This is an excellent text as evidenced by it being a 6th edition. It is very comprehensive and an appropriate core text for anyone studying to be a therapist or psychologist. Strongly recommended.
A really useful introductory text covering the different approaches to counselling and therapy.. the chapters are well structured to guide the reader through and develop the learning.
This provides a good overview and is very accessible to the reader
good and accessible reading for undergraduate level
This text provides a very well written overview of some of the (essential) basics of good therapeutic practice.
this is used as part of the supervision aspect of my module. The considerations around mindfulness very very useful.
An excellent text and recommended to undergraduate students in Social Sciences. It offers an excellent account of key theories and skills in a range of therapeutic disciplines. Highly recommended for teaching
An engaging, accessible and user-friendly guide to research. Although not applicable to all in my current cohort, I will recommend this to particular students, and as supplemental reading for those interested in research practice.
Good to have a new edition of this classic text.
A comprehensive and very helpful book that is well written and provides a wealth of information.
a useful overview
A comprehensive core text and introduction to theory and practice of counselling and psychotherapy
This has been a staple text for our undergraduates for many years, and the 6th is a welcome revision, particularly relevant to 21st century living and the IT age. Mindfulness is also a big buzz for our students and they will be pleased to see this included also.
This book is packed full of factual information about key counselling theories. The common subtitles within chapters such as ‘Key Concepts’ and ‘Process of Therapy’ make is easier to directly compare different theories. This layout makes it easy to navigate and refer to as a reference tool. Case examples help relate theory to practice and the review questions at the end of each chapter help readers to evaluate their understanding of each theory. This book is a useful resource for both teachers and counselling students in comparing different counselling theories.
Helpful summaries of some of the key approaches to counselling, written clearly and in a structured way, making complex ideas accessible.
A great reference book to use in counselling, I have recommended learners to purchase this book as part of their on going journey through the profession in counselling.Very informative on the theories of counselling and the uses of various theoretical models, with the benefits of each stated in each section.
Wonderfully easy read for anyone undertaking a counselling course. Lots of very practical information and suggestions about how to work with clients and develop a meaningful therapeutic relationship.
A great go-to book to give the reader a good over view of the stages and skills of therapy and great prompts to additional reading in every chapter.
well worth reading.