‘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.
Chapter 8: ‘Burn-Out’ and How to Avoid it
‘Burn-Out’ and How to Avoid it
‘Burn-out’ is a much used term in present-day society. Indeed, the concept has become so ubiquitous that it is rarely defined. Figuratively the term is a good one: when a worker becomes ‘burned-out’ it is as though the flame which had provided her drive and energy for the work has slowly become extinguished either through lack of fuel provided from within or by the suffocating effect of a reduction of oxygen in her environment. Burn-out is commonly regarded as a consequence of excessive or prolonged stress: not the kind of stress that puts us under pressure to act vigorously and quickly but the kind of stress which results from a prolonged negative balance between ...