An Introduction to Helping Skills: Counselling, Coaching and Mentoring provides a full introduction to the theory and skills needed to work across the range of helping professions. Readers will be introduced to the three core approaches of counselling, coaching and mentoring, and shown how they work across a variety of settings, including therapy, teaching, social work and nursing. Part 1 takes readers through the theory, approaches and skills needed for helping work, and includes chapters on: • The differences and similarities of counselling, coaching and mentoring • Foundational and advanced skills for effective helping • Supervision and reflective practice • Ethical helping and working with diversity Part 2 shows how helping skills look in practice, in a variety of different helping professions. 10 specially-written case studies show you the intricacies of different settings and client groups, including work in schools, hospitals, telephone helplines and probation programs. Whether a trainee in counselling, coaching or mentoring, or a professional working with helping relationships, this book will help develop the skills and knowledge to work effectively across the helping professions.

A Helping Model Counselling, Coaching and Mentoring

A Helping Model

Chapter objectives: Readers will have the opportunity to …

  • define an integrative approach to helping;
  • describe the key features of the person-centred core conditions;
  • reflect on the application of the core conditions in practice;
  • identify the key features of goal-orientated approaches to helping.


Where the Introduction to this book and Chapter 1 introduced, in general terms, the concept of the helping professions, helping relationships and helping interventions, this chapter goes further by identifying and beginning to explore a helping model that can be applied in a range of professional contexts: counselling, coaching and mentoring. Whilst it is true to say that these disciplines have each developed their own models, structures and frameworks for effective helping practice (and some of these ...

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