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Praise for the First Edition: 'For those of you who wonder if the counselling approach is of much use for career guidance, this book should be informative. The importance of working with insight into client feelings is exemplified by insights into the need to address and work through feelings so that blocks to career interest and good decision-making can be overcome... The book outlines basic counselling skills and more complex ones and many straightforward exercises; ways of generating career options; career drivers and satisfiers; decision-making exercises; and guidelines for investigating careers... This text has made me more aware of the importance of thinking in terms of counselling and group counselling in the work I do relating to careers' - Guidance Matters Career counselling is often ...

Professional Challenges for Career Counsellors
Professional challenges for career counsellors

Many issues that arise in the practice of career counselling have already been raised in previous chapters. Here we will take a closer look at some of those challenges and dilemmas most commonly arising for career counsellors. These include:

  • managing the boundaries between career counselling, personal counselling and coaching;
  • referring for further or alternative support;
  • responding to the pressure to give advice;
  • dealing with client resistance;
  • working with ‘significant others’; and
  • working effectively with clients from ‘minority’ groups in a way that respects differences but does not reinforce stereotypes.

In Chapter 7 we addressed some key dilemmas for people conducting career counselling in organisational settings. Later in this chapter we will sum up the particular kinds of skills and knowledge required for career ...

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