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By: Gordon Jinks

In: Applied Psychology: Research, Training and Practice

Chapter 15: Counselling and Psychotherapy

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Counselling and Psychotherapy
Counselling and psychotherapy
Gordon Jinks

Counselling and psychotherapy have developed from separate traditions, but are both concerned with helping clients move in the direction of increasing some or all of a range of attributes such as self-awareness, self-acceptance, autonomy, self-efficacy, choice and empowerment; and both are also concerned with helping clients towards more positive emotional, psychological, social and indeed physical well-being. The primary tool is considered to be the therapeutic relationship, although research indicates that in fact the most important factors in determining therapeutic outcome are what ...

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