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How do clients view the counseling process? How do counselors and therapists view their experiences in working with clients? Experiences of Counselling in Action answers these and other questions by presenting personal accounts of individual clients and counselors. Each individual relates their distinct counseling experience by exploring such issues as identity, expectations, trust, power, and the client-counselor relationship. In addition, each examines the intense personal meaning of “success” or “failure” in their respective roles. Tightly edited and well-written, this impressive volume provides important insights into this crucial dimension of the counseling experience. It will prove of great value to students and professionals in the areas of mental health, counseling and clinical psychology, and social work. “A strikingly original book…. A carefully crafted tapestry of chapters ...

A Client's Experience of Failure
A client's experience of failure
LauraAllen
Before Counselling

Perhaps people try to kill themselves to tell others how dead they are inside.

I had taken all the pills I could find around the flat. I did not know if it was enough—and I did not really care. I remember lying on my bed crying as ...

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