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`It is a fairly well established clich[ac]e that while supervision is recognised as a crucial component of good practice in psychotherapy and counselling, there is correspondingly little written about it... [this book is] a good step in redressing the balance... It is a practical, didactic and generic view of how to do supervision... giving a fairly comprehensive account of 30 of the formal skills that all supervisors probably use whether consciously or not... The book discusses each of the skills, giving examples as well as practical suggestions as to how to approach difficult issues... directed principally at counsellors, it is a book to dip into when faced with a panic about a specific issue' - Therapeutic Communities

Allow Supervisees to Express and Explore Negative Feelings about Clients and about Counselling in General
Allow supervisees to express and explore negative feelings about clients and about counselling in general

So powerful are the images contained in the idea of supervision that many counsellors believe that they must always take the business of supervision very seriously, must always present their work conscientiously and must never reveal any doubts about their suitability for the work. This is, we would argue, quite unrealistic. No counsellor can love or like all clients, enjoy all counselling sessions or sail through the activity of counselling without giving some thought to its stresses, aggravations and negative aspects. Beginning counsellors have an especially difficult experience, since they are often supervised by people who ...

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