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`This chunky little book is packed with interesting approaches to the currently fashionable area of client assessment... This is a book for any counsellor or counsellor trainee's shelf, a necessary reference for the sound professional' - Counselling News `The comprehensive series of essays... is a timely contribution... This book is about being professional and effective... a valuable multimodal life inventory for use with clients is provided' - Counselling, The Journal of The British Association for Counselling What information will help you assess the therapeutic needs of a client? Could you identify a suicidal client? How can you tell whether or not you are working wi

What Do You Say after You Say ‘Er’?
What do you say after you say ‘er’?
StephenPalmer

Just imagine for the moment that you are about to meet a new client. It may be easier if you recall the last time you did this.

What went through your mind? Perhaps you were thinking about your previous client; was it a good, a bad or an indifferent session? Maybe you were feeling thirsty as you had left yourself insufficient time to take a tea-break. Of course, it was not your fault that the previous counselling session went a few minutes over. The client just did not want to leave. In fact, perhaps you are feeling depressed and anxious like the client was? It's almost catching!

Are you thinking about the ...

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