Are you a career counsellor or coach in need of a new skills set to help meet the challenges of supporting clients?

This book is for you. It is the first to combine the theory & practice of CBT with career counselling, presenting cognitive & behavioural approaches to help clients think & act more effectively in challenging situations in order to obtain their goals. Providing clear, practical strategies & a wealth of materials that can be used with clients in one-to-one or group settings, the book introduces: theory of cognitive & behavioural psychological approaches within the context of career counselling; motivational techniques to help clients succeed at interview; how to help clients make effective vocational/educational choices & excel in the workplace; professional issues i.e., assessment tools, ethical issues, evaluation; self-management, using CBT techniques on yourself.

This is essential reading for trainees studying for a careers guidance qualification, as well as CBT trainees wishing to go on to career counselling.

Career Counselling and Coaching for Self-Care

Career counselling and coaching for self-care

This chapter is designed to help you to:

  • recognise the various symptoms of work-related stress and how they might impact on your professional practice
  • use the ABC model and cost and benefit analysis to analyse situations in which you may be contributing to your own work-related stress and take steps to deal with this constructively
  • utilise a range of methods that promote self-care and work–life balance
  • learn the practice of mindfulness as a method for reducing stress and developing greater mental clarity

One of the greatest ironies within most caring professions is that practitioners and trainees are drawn to the work because they want to help others but frequently place insufficient emphasis on caring for themselves. This chapter seeks ...

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