‘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.

You Do Not Need to Be an ‘Expert’ on the Client Group or Issue to Work Expertly with the Client

You Do Not Need to Be an ‘Expert’ on the Client Group or Issue to Work Expertly with the Client

You do not need to be an ‘expert’ on the client group or issue to work expertly with the client

It has been nice to have been treated as a woman rather than ‘a sexually abused woman’. You have been willing to hear how my life is for me rather than making assumptions. You have even allowed me to explore my positive experiences in relation to the incest rather than my previous counsellor who made me feel worse about myself for having those feelings. She seemed to presume that those positive feelings were simply further evidence of my oppression and would soon be replaced by anger. ...

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