‘This is a useful book for those who use person-centred counselling in their practice, or who are training to become person-centred counsellors’ - Counselling and Psychotherapy, the Journal of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy

Developing Person-Centred Counselling

Second Edition is designed to help counsellors improve their skills within the person-centred approach. Written by Dave Mearns, leading person-centred expert and bestselling author, the Second Edition has been fully revised and updated taking account of developments in person-centred practice.

With new chapters on growth and transference, the book covers the subjects which are central to person-centred training:

the core conditions; therapeutic alliance; development of the counsellor; therapeutic process; the person-centred approach in relation to psychopathology.

Supported by case material and examples from practice, each part of the book presents the counsellor with practical, and often challenging ideas, which encourage him/her to think carefully about his/her practice and how to improve it.

Developing Person-Centred Counselling, Second Edition is a highly practical and inspiring resource for trainees and practitioners alike.

Developing a Spiritual Discipline

Developing a spiritual discipline

‘I am compelled to believe that I, like many others, have underestimated the importance of this mystical spiritual dimension’ (Rogers, 1980: 130).

Among the ‘post-Rogerians’ a battle has raged for some years about the importance of Rogers' claims in the final decade of his life to have discovered a new and powerful dimension in the therapeutic relationship. In short, he believed that when he was functioning at his best and therefore offering the core conditions with maximum effectiveness, something qualitatively different could happen. He described this as the experience of discovering that simply his presence was releasing and helpful. ‘At those moments’, he wrote, ‘it seems that my inner spirit has reached out and touched the inner spirit of ...

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