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‘This is an excellent book. It builds well on Peter Jenkins' admirable earlier contribution to our knowledge of the many legal matters that are of vital concern to counsellors (Counselling, Psychotherapy and the Law, SAGE 1997) It is my intention, as a counsellor and lecturer to make Peter Jenkins' new book required reading for all our students. Indeed I would go as far to say that all counsellors, not matter how experienced they consider themselves, should consider this book as essential reading. As the advert says, “don't leave home without one!” — Norman Claringbull, Counselling at Work. ‘This is good value for trainees and experienced practitioners alike, provoking reflection and providing a useful reference source‘ — Sally Scott, Healthcare Counselling and Psychotherapy Journal. Counsellors and ...


This book is aimed at a broad readership from the world of counselling, counselling psychology and psychotherapy, including students, trainees, practitioners, supervisors and service managers. It is a response to the need for up to date and often more specialised coverage of issues which increasingly present a challenge to therapists. (The terms ‘therapist’ and ‘therapy’ are used here in a generic sense.) From a (perhaps fantasised?) halcyon time when external constraints could largely be ignored, many therapists now express anxiety about, or face the uncomfortable reality of, the law intruding into the private space of their work with clients. This can take the form of court requests for notes, with such accounts of incidents featuring increasingly prominently in the professional press (Barnett 2001; Hudson ...

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