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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 ...

Legal Pitfalls in Counselling and Psychotherapy Practice, and How to Avoid Them
Legal pitfalls in counselling and psychotherapy practice, and how to avoid them
GideonCristofoli

As a solicitor I tend to see clients once they have made errors that have got them into disputes with their own clients. In this chapter I aim to provide the legal background to the psychotherapist/client relationship and point out some of the pitfalls.

At the root of the relationship between a therapist i.e., a counsellor or psychotherapist, and their client is a contract. Simply, a contract is where one party agrees to provide something in consideration for something else from another party. In everyday life there are numerous contracts being formed and completed. Every time a person goes into a shop, he ...

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