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Steeped in vivid case examples, therapeutic dialogue and points for reflection, Brief Counselling in Schools, Third Edition is a highly practical and accessible guide to helping and supporting young people experiencing difficulties both at home and at school or college. Covering issues from low self-esteem and sexuality, to substance misuse and aggression, Dennis Lines draws on a method of brief integrative counseling to illustrate how a time-limited therapy can work effectively in an often pressured and time-limited setting.

Teenage Sexuality
Teenage sexuality

Two anomalies of early sexual experience leave educationalists unsure of how to support youngsters in school. The first is the fact that the UK has the highest number of school-age pregnancies in Europe at the time of writing, in spite of lessons on sex education in most schools. Second, at a time when young people have become more open and expressive about their sexuality, there is evidence that extreme homophobia still prevails in some quarters.

The professional, legal and ethical position of school counselling was examined in Chapter 4 with reference to the level of confidentiality that can be afforded to pupils ...

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