`This thoughtful and thought-provoking book is essential reading not only for those involved in the training of counsellors within the person-centred approach, but also for individuals who may have simplistic, dismissive or otherwise ill-informed notions of the depth of self-awareness required of the person-centred practitioner and the far-reaching challenges offered by the approach. For counsellors who define themselves as "person-centred" but who have had no substantial training, it should be compulsory reading' - British Journal of Guidance and Counselling Person-centred counselling probably requires more training - and a greater intensity of training - than most other mainstream counselling approaches, but

Looking Back and Looking Forward

Looking back and looking forward

In its previous twelve chapters this book has reported on the practice of person-centred counselling training and on the thinking underlying that practice. Numerous illustrative examples of the experiences of course members have been presented but, with the exception of Chapter4, comparatively little direct experience of trainers has been reproduced. In order to improve that balance and as a vehicle to focus upon some present critical issues in training and future possibilities for training, this chapter takes the form of an interview with myself where I address the questions that have been most frequently asked of me in relation to person-centred training. Perhaps this chapter will serve to anticipate and offer a response to some of ...

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