Six Key Approaches to Counselling and Therapy
- Richard Nelson-Jones - Fellow of the British Psychological Society and of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
Counselling Theory/Approaches (General) | Counselling and Psychotherapy (General)
- cognitive therapy and solution-focused therapy from the cognitive-behavioural school
- person-centred and Gestalt therapy from the humanistic school
- Freud's psychoanalysis and Jung's analytical therapy from the psychodynamic school.
Following a clearly-defined structure, each chapter describes the origin of the therapeutic approach, a biography of its originator, its theory and practice, discusses case material and further developments, and suggests further reading. Richard Nelson-Jones goes on to review and evaluate all the approaches in his concluding chapter.
This excellent textbook is a vital resource for students on introductory courses and those who are starting out on professional training.
"Excellent summary of Rogers' life and work. A thoroughly up-to-date introduction to person-centred therapy." - Brian Thorne, Emeritus Professor of Counselling, University of East Anglia, and co-founder of the Norwich Centre
"The rational emotive behavior therapy chapter is quite clear and will be helpful to almost any reader." - Dr Albert Ellis, President, Albert Ellis Institute, New York City
"Clear, thorough and succinctly summarizes cognitive therapy's most important concepts and principles." - Dr Judith Beck, President, Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy and Research, Philadelphia
"The transactional analysis chapter is accurate and conveys the spirit of the classical approach very well." - Dr Ian Stewart, Director, The Berne Institute, UK
"The existential therapy chapter is an excellent job...lucid and intelligent." - Irvin D. Yalom, MD, Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry, Stanford University Medical School
Excellent, well-written, simple, accessible English - well suited to both the beginning student of counselling and psychotherapy and to the well seasoned practitioner. This well-structured accessible account of six approaches to counselling and therapy does exactly as it says on the 'tin'. It provides the reader/student/trainer with a concise, yet thorough account of these six approaches, including excellent biography of the originators, showing the student that the lives of the theorists are seen as important in understanding the development of their therapeutic approaches. Great use of boxes throughout to highlight concepts, and provide examples of specific interventions. Additionally, in accord with the premise that counselling is a personal journey, the author has included some pertinent reflective review questions that encourage the reader to relate the material to their own life. A succinct, up-to-date account of these approaches. A vital resource for me and my students.
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A well balanced text which is accessible for students at the beginning of Counselling training. The range of approaches is suited to modern day contexts and examples highlighted key theoretical points.
This text book makes the theory accessible to everyone by using clear language and providing interesting, relevant explanations.
An exceptionally well written and structured text, presenting readers with clear and succinct information and insight into six differing models, as well as the possibilities for integration. A must have for students needing to understand a range of theories.
A clear overview of the six approaches to helps understanding and practice
A good introduction to key approaches - gives a clear overview in a very readable way.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter 1: Introducing Counselling and Therapy Approaches