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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.

Adolescence
Adolescence
  • Your children are not your children.
  • They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself.
  • They come through you but not from you.
  • And though they are with you yet they belong not to you.
  • You may give them your love but not their thoughts, for they have their own thoughts.
  • You may house their bodies but not their souls, for their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow,
  • which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.
(Gibran, 1972 [1923])
Introduction

Passing through the later years of education, pupils undergo a developmental transition from child to adult, from dependence to autonomy, and this transition in western society is termed ‘adolescence’. This chapter attempts to portray ...

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