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Can the person-centred approach work in time-limited counselling and psychotherapy? This is a question that many practitioners grapple with as demand for brief therapy increases - particularly in the public sector. Brief Person-Centred Therapies is the first book to tackle the subject, bringing together the experience and insights of a leading international team of person-centred specialists. The book examines the "theoretical fit" between the person-centred approach and brief therapy. It also explores the issues which arise when working briefly in a range of different settings, including primary care, higher education and business. Brief Person-Centred Therapies is essential reading for all person-centered trainees and for practitioners who want to work in services where brief work is called for.

‘In the World, but Not of It’: Person-Centred Counselling in Primary Care
‘In the world, but not of it’: Person-centred counselling in primary care

The National Health Service (NHS) is an uncomfortable place for a person-centred counsellor. The NHS operates the medical model whereby people are regarded as patients who are ill. The medical practitioner is an expert who will diagnose diseases, disturbances and disorders, and formulate interventions and treatment plans to alleviate symptoms or bring about a cure. The person-centred counsellor, on the other hand, believes in helping whole people become more fully themselves by providing a relationship within which a person's intrinsic self-healing capacity and tendency to actualise is released, and the person can change and grow in a positive and life enhancing direction.

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