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Time-Limited Therapy in a General Practice Setting
How to Help within Six Sessions



October 1997 | 240 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
`[An] excellent book... an important source of learning, bringing clarity and insight into often isolated areas' - Counselling in Medical Settings (CMS) Journal

`Glyn Hudson-Allez's book is very well researched and clearly written... time-limited therapy is an effective and professional means of offering practical help and the book is highly recommended reading for all counsellors wishing to work in this way' - Family Practice

As general practitioners are increasingly capping provision of counselling sessions, time-limited therapy skills are becoming ever-more important to counsellors working alongside GPs. Time-limited therapy provides a specific set of skills which enable counsellors to cope successfully with the large number and wide range of referrals they can receive in primary care settings.

This book covers both difficulties commonly presented in primary care, such as anxiety, stress, bereavement and depression, and problems not usually considered appropriate for working within a time-limited framework - such as eating disorders, medical complaints and abuse: the author shows that clients with such problems can also be helped effectively.

Integrating counselling skills with psychological knowledge, Glyn Hudson-Allez outlines the psychological and physical aspects of each problem and provides concise guidelines, with illustrative case studies, on how time-limited therapy can be used efficiently in each case. She also discusses the administration and evaluation of a counselling service within primary care.

 
PART ONE
 
The Management of a Counselling Service in General Practice
 
Evaluation of the Service
 
Time-Limited Therapy
 
PART TWO
 
Counselling for Anxiety and Depression
 
Counselling People under Stress
 
Counselling People with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
 
Counselling for Bereavement, Loss and Death
 
Counselling Individuals or Couples with Relationship Difficulties
 
Counselling People with Eating Disorders
 
Counselling Adults Abused as Children
 
Counselling Individuals within Dysfunctional Families
 
Counselling People with Medical Conditions
 
Counselling People with Mental Health Difficulties

`[An] excellent book on counselling in primary care... an important source of learning, bringing clarity and insight into often isolated areas' - Counselling in Medical Setting (CMS) Journal

`The book is well researched... Hudson-Allez combines common sense with humour... and manages to convey her message clearly... [the book] demonstrates the empathy Hudson-Allez has with the client, whether writing about the young, elderly or terminally ill... medical terms and conditions are clearly explained, as is the link between the physiological, medical and psychological... I enjoyed reading this book - it was informative and held my attention. The author comes across as knowledgeable and communicative. A highly recommended read for all counsellors' - Counselling, The Journal of The British Association for Counselling

`Offers some sound basic advice on administrative aspects of counselling in GP settings... [and] the book would certainly help student counsellors appreciate the variety of psychosocial problems in primary care' - British Psychological Society Counselling Psychology Review

`Glyn Hudson-Allez's book is very well researched and clearly written... time-limited therapy is an effective and professional means of offering practical help and the book is highly recommended reading for all counsellors wishing to work in this way' - Family Practice

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