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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.

‘Kane’ Contributed by a Teacher in a Children’s Hospital
‘Kane’: Contributed by a Teacher in a Children’s Hospital

I have been a qualified teacher for five years. Until recently I worked in a mainstream comprehensive; I now work in a children’s hospital. This means I teach children who are admitted to hospital as in-patients. Generally, this is done one to one at their bedside, as most children who are in hospital for this length of time are not able to leave their rooms. Instead of the pupil entering the teacher’s domain (the classroom) the teacher enters the pupil’s domain (their bedroom for the duration of their stay).

I had not been in the job long when I met Kane. He was a patient who would be ...

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