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This best-selling, practical, evidence-based guide to the cognitive behavioural approach takes you step-by-step through the process of counselling, from initial contact with the client to termination and follow up. The book follows a skills-based format based around the Bordin and Dryden model of bonds, goals, tasks and views, with expanded case material to further illustrate links between theory and practice. This third edition includes new content on:  • the working alliance — what it is and why it is so important  • challenges and pitfalls in the counselling process  • when to challenge and when not to challenge clients beliefs  • emotional problems such as shame, guilt and jealousy as well as anxiety, depression and anger. Drawing on their own extensive experience and contemporary research, the authors provide a concise overview of the cognitive behavioural approach, with new material on emotional problems rarely covered in practitioner guides, a strong emphasis on the therapeutic alliance, and updated bibliographic references throughout.


In CBC practice we have noticed that many clients seem stuck and unable to address some of their other problems because of a hidden envy and therefore we find envy often presenting as a meta-emotional problem. However, we have worked with numerous clients where envy has been a particular, primary, problem, though it is often disguised as anger or depression, we believe because people find it difficult to acknowledge their envy. However, there are few if any CBT models of envy and it is not generally covered in introductory texts. We will therefore seek to introduce the reader to how envy can be formulated and worked with from the CBC position.

Envy that is healthy is a relatively common human emotion and possibly is ...

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