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`Essential reading for student, fledgling and experienced counsellors alike' - Mark Edwards, Nurturing Potential `Beautifully written and well researched and full of useful structured exercise for therapists and clients, this is a combination of psychology textbook and counselling handbook - theoretical a, yet practical' - Healthcare Counselling and Psychotherapy Journal Counselling and the Life Course introduces counsellors to the concept of the life course as a multidimensional and multidisciplinary framework for thinking about clients' lives within and beyond the counselling setting. It aims to give counsellors an understanding of human development, and how it impacts practically upon their work with clients. The book engages with the tension between, on the one hand, recognizing age and life stage as important dimensions of difference, and on the ...
Chapter 1: Composing a Life
Composing a Life
‘If you could see your life's shape, you would find its features to be, like those on your face, universally human yet completely unique’.
(Tristine Rainer, 1998)
Clients of all ages are constantly engaged in actively creating and recreating their lives. They constantly adjust to changing ...