Boundaries, Power and Ethical Responsibility in Counselling and Psychotherapy

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Kirsten Amis

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    Acknowledgements

    This book is dedicated to my amazingly tolerant family and friends for their combination of encouragement, patience and good humour

    About the Author

    Kirsten Amis Since completing her training as a mental health nurse in 1987, Kirsten has spent over 20 years working as a counsellor, lecturer in counselling and supervisor within the NHS, education, private practice and voluntary sectors. In addition to this, she works as an SQA Appointee in the role of External Verifier for counselling qualifications. Kirsten’s published work includes Challenges in Counselling: Counselling Students, (2013, Hodder) and Becoming a Counsellor: A Student Companion (2011, Sage). Her areas of interest include counselling students, counselling training and working with addiction.

    Acknowledgements

    There are several people I would like to thank for their support during the research, compilation and writing of this book. To begin with, a massive thank you to Andrew Reeves for his unfailing support, wisdom and editing wizardry; the team at Sage for their tolerance and experience; Christine Bitten for her keen eye and sound suggestions; and Andy, for allowing me to impose on his reading habits.

    Thanks also to Jim Carmichael for his generosity of time to share his considerable knowledge on the philosophy and history of ethics. And thank you to David MacAllan, Laura Buchanan, Rosemary Stewart and Lynn Taylor for adopting an interested expression and not wandering off when I started talking about ethical dilemmas in the snug.

    Last, but not least, a quiet but incredibly grateful ‘thank you’ to all my clients, students, supervisor (and a couple of random strangers) who have contributed in more ways than they can ever know!

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