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Creating the Therapeutic Relationship in Counselling and Psychotherapy

Creating the Therapeutic Relationship in Counselling and Psychotherapy

September 2010 | 144 pages | Learning Matters
At the centre of good counselling and psychotherapy practice is the relationship between therapist and client. This book is an essential guide for counselling and psychotherapy students who want to explore the personal qualities and attitudes of the therapist, and to allow the client to engage in the therapeutic process with trust.

The book will consider how students of counselling can develop these qualities and enhance their awareness of their attitudes, to enable them to be fully present and emotionally available in their encounters with clients.

The therapeutic relationship
First impressions
Personal qualities
Ethical practice
Facing your nightmares or 'What on earth do I do now?'
Taking care of yourself

An excellent and insightful book, written in plain and accessible language. It is now down as part of our core reading for the level 4 diploma in counselling.

Ms Kate Fronda
Counselling, Community Counsellor Training
August 3, 2016

An informative book, written in clear and easy to understand language. Provides case studies, reflection and activities. Very useful and supportive for students on the foundation degree in counselling course. Recommended reading.

Mrs Laura Durcan
Health and social care, North West Regional College
November 21, 2015

interesting and informative look at the therapeutic alliance and what goes into creating it.

Mr Quentin Stimpson
Dept of Psychology & Counselling, Greenwich University
October 13, 2014

This is an excellent book to recommend to students. It is now on the recommended reading list for my students.

Sue Pattison
School of Education, Newcastle upon Tyne University
May 11, 2013

An outstanding contribution to the literature.

Dr Stephen Brown
School of Applied Social Sciences, Brighton University
September 28, 2012

A useful text. The content tho' goes into more depth than is required on my particular course.

Mr John Perry
School of Medicine, Southampton University
June 28, 2012

excellent for all students and a definite for the course

Dr Lyndsey Moon
Health Sciences, Roehampton University
June 19, 2012

Clearly written with useful reflection points and discussion. usefull section on ethics

Ms Carol Hughes
Counselling, Swansea Metropolitan University
March 5, 2012

A very practical book with excellent application of theory to practice. Will benifit health care workers who are undergoing counselling skills training .

Mr Paul Cassedy
School of Nursing, Nottingham University
February 22, 2012