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  • Contents
  • Subject index

This highly practical and informative book is designed for all who are considering training in counselling, counselling psychology or psychotherapy. To secure work within these increasingly professional and competitive fields, candidates need to have the appropriate training and qualifications. While theoretically and in practice the professional groups have much in common, each has its own distinct training routes and qualifications, which can be confusing for the newcomer. A Beginners Guide to Training in Counselling and Psychotherapy sets out clearly the range of options for trainees including the professional pathways and main theoretical models available to them.

Personal Qualities of a Competent Counsellor
Personal qualities of a competent counsellor

A common view exists that the helping professions consist of many people who have been psychologically wounded. A recent study investigated the wounded healer phenomenon among trainee counsellors and found this not to be so (Hanshew, 1998). A further study found that ‘personality traits contribute to the ...

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