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Challenging Blank Minds and Sticky Moments in Counselling: A Revised Edition is a hugely pragmatic text that draws on humour and experience to explore and help to demystify some of the issues and dilemmas that counsellors find themselves in today. Offering diverse approaches and skills to help practitioners and trainees see through the 'challenging' or 'sticky' moments in conventional therapeutic practice, Janice Russell and Graham Dexter offer practical advice for moving forward. Topics are presented in terms of an argument: key concerns, the underlying assumptions and beliefs about the topic; exploration of possible counsellor responses (relating potential interventions to the assumptions and beliefs of the counsellor); and concluding with general guidelines for professional and ethical practice. Well referenced and researched, this revised edition updates the ...

Tight Lips, Heavy Hearts: Articulating without Words
Tight lips, heavy hearts: Articulating without words

What happens if the client isn't very articulate, as in is not used to voicing their personal world? Counselling should not be a precious activity, only accessible for those who can articulate emotions. Counselling relies on the skills of communication: if the client is not an ‘orthodox’ communicator, the challenge is for the counsellor to find a way of building rapport and understanding.

This may be at the level of speaking plainly. ...

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