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‘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.

Let the Client's Locus of Evaluation Be the Guide to Your Working
Let the client's locus of evaluation be the guide to your working

June: Do you do exorcism?

It was an unusual beginning to a first session with a new client. But what followed was just as bizarre and made sense of the beginning.

June: I have an ‘Abused Child’ inside me, and it's not mine. Counsellor: Whose is it?

June: I think it belongs to my previous therapist. ‘Abused Inner Children’ were her ‘thing’ and I think she gave one to me.

Unfortunately we cannot continue this description in dialogue since first sessions are never taped and I am operating from memory and notes. Briefly June described how she had come to me partly because I worked in a ...

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