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Are you interested in the field of counselling and psychotherapy or just starting out in your training? Trying to get to grips with the many different approaches and decide which are right for you? This book can help! An ideal introductory text that assumes no prior knowledge, leading authors in the field provide overviews of 26 counselling and psychotherapy approaches in accessible, jargon-free terms. Each approach is discussed using the same framework to enable easy comparison and evaluation, covering: • Development of the Therapy • Theory and Basic Concepts • Practice • Which Clients Benefit Most? • Case study Four further chapters offer an insight into the therapeutic relationship, working with diversity, professional issues, and research, while resources such as suggested reading, discussion issues, appendices of further information and a ...

Donald J. Robertson

Hypnotherapy is the use of hypnosis as the main strategy of psychological therapy. The expression ‘clinical hypnosis’ is often used to refer to the treatment of clinically-severe problems, such as social anxiety disorder, in combination with some other form of psychotherapy. However, hypnotherapy is also widely used to treat less severe (subclinical) problems such as ordinary public-speaking anxiety or fingernail-biting.

It is sometimes suggested that hypnotism does not constitute a fully fledged ‘therapy’ in its own right, but rather a cluster of techniques, with minimal theoretical framework. It can be used alone but is normally combined with some other form of psychotherapy. Indeed, there are many different cognitive behavioural, humanistic and psychodynamic approaches to hypnotherapy. However, in modern literature on the subject, ...

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