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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

Allow for the Interference of Your Own Unresolved Conflicts in the Process of the Counselling
Allow for the interference of your own unresolved conflicts in the process of the counselling

The genius of the psychodynamic approach to counselling is the extent to which it makes use of the client's relationship with the counsellor as the primary therapeutic agent. It follows, therefore, that the personality of the counsellor is a key factor in the counselling process. Hence the primary importance of personal therapy in the development of the psychodynamic counsellor. In a sense it is a curious thing that the counsellor sets out to do, since she knows that to work effectively with any client she must be prepared to expose herself to the reality of his inner ...

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