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The Beginner′s Guide to Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Are you interested in the field of counselling and psychotherapy or just starting out in your training? Trying to get to grips with the many different approaches and decide which are right for you? This book can help! An ideal introductory text that assumes no prior knowledge, leading authors in the field provide overviews of 26 counselling and psychotherapy approaches in accessible, jargon-free terms. Each approach is discussed using the same framework to enable easy comparison and evaluation, ·        Development of the Therapy ·        Theory and Basic Concepts ·        Practice ·        Which Clients Benefit Most? ·        Case study Four further chapters offer an insight into  the therapeutic relationship ,  working with diversity ,  professional issues , and research , while resources such as  suggested reading ,  discussion issues ,  appendices of further information  and a comprehensive  glossary   help you consolidate your learning. 

So look no further if you want to know the differences between counselling and psychotherapy, compare psychodynamic and psychoanalytic theories, discover how constructivist approaches can be applied in practice, learn about third wave CBT therapies, or just get an general overview of the field; this second edition of a bestseller gives you a whirlwind tour of the breadth, complexity, fascination and problems of the field of counselling and psychotherapy.   

478 pages, Kindle Edition

First published March 19, 2015

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Stephen Palmer

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Stephen has written/edited over 50 books including the Handbook of Counselling, Handbook of Coaching Psychology, Cognitive Behavioural Coaching in Practice, Brief Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Developmental Coaching, The Coaching Relationship and Solution Focused Coaching in Practice. He developed the PRACTICE model of coaching and counselling. He is Professor of Practice at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David.

In his spare time, he produces 10 webradio stations.

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