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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 ...

Counselling Clients with Mental Health Problems
Counselling clients with mental health problems

Aldridge and Pollard (2005) recently identified that 41 per cent of psychotherapists, 38 per cent of therapists and 18 per cent of counsellors, stated that they work with clients with psychiatric disorders. Our impression is that issues of mental health and illness can create some problems. It is also our impression, wrongly or rightly, that mental health issues are not addressed in depth on ...

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