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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.

‘Amy’ Contributed by A Counsellor and Coach Therapist in Private Practice
‘Amy’: Contributed by A Counsellor and Coach Therapist in Private Practice

Amy is a young white woman in her early thirties with a highly successful, but often very stressful, job in the financial sector. Though actively ambitious and highly sought-after for new positions both in and out of the company, Amy has experienced some debilitating times of overwhelming anxiety in recent months. She found out about me as a coach through my website.

I qualified as an executive and personal coach six years ago and trained as a therapist over 20 years ago. People approach me for coaching and understand that I may also at times offer some therapeutic work in the service of going ...

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