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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 ...

Counselling in Legal Settings: Provision for Jury Members, Vulnerable Witnesses and Victims of Crime
Counselling in legal settings: Provision for jury members, vulnerable witnesses and victims of crime

It might be reasonable to expect that the criminal justice system would generally aim to avoid making things worse for the victims and witnesses of crime and for those who serve on juries. In practice, despite attempts made to protect them from unnecessary distress, many victims believe their involvement with criminal justice agencies to be a form of secondary victimisation. In other words, contact with the system makes them feel worse, not better. Jurors and witnesses also complain of traumatic experiences at the hands of professionals and courts. There is a growing recognition in England and Wales that ...

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