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`This book deals with many aspects of psychodynamic counselling from the minutiae of the extrinsic context, such as decor, through the "therapeutic stance of attentive reserve" on to an elaboration of the elements of a therapeutic relationship... the book is liberally garnished with case studies... informative and thought-provoking... a useful resource to those teaching psychodynamic principles... If you are new to psychodynamic work, this book could be a safe and helpful guide... The ideas and techniques offered by the author may also prove intriguing and even inspiring to those (like me) from a different therapeutic orientation' - The International Journal of Social Psychiatry Psychodynamic counselling has d

Balance Your Feeling and Thinking Activities in Your Practice of Counselling
Balance your feeling and thinking activities in your practice of counselling

The therapeutic encounter between counsellor and client can be very intense. The people who turn to counsellors for help have usually suffered a great deal and their stories may be very moving. It will not be unusual, therefore, for the counsellor to have strong feeling responses to the client. This is as it should be since it is difficult to imagine how a client may be helped by a counsellor who is not able to resonate with basic human feelings. The feelings we find as counsellors in response to the client are themselves ingredients in the formation of a therapeutic space as they place ...

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