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Chapter 8: Repairing Ruptures and Attending to Difficulties
Working successfully and remaining confident with ruptures, challenges and complaints can sometimes feel overwhelming or beyond our reach. This chapter focuses on some commonly experienced challenges and suggests how we might respond in a professional, non-defensive way, integrating the issues into our therapy. It encourages developing the ability to separate our professional responsibilities from our personal world, so we don’t automatically hear challenge as a personal attack. To accept challenge as an additional form of communication leads to us including it within the therapeutic process.
Very new counselling relationships may initially progress without any sort of disruption or change as the counsellor and ...