`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
Selecting and Supporting Trainers
Most counsellor training courses would require staff to be trained to a standard which is required for Accreditation with the national association and currently to be engaged in ongoing counselling practice if they are to be involved in the practical elements of the training such as supervision, and skills practice. Requiring considerable training and practical counselling experience tends to increase the average age of counselling trainers, which is a pity because it is always useful to offer course members a staff who are as varied as possible. The reason for this search after heterogeneity among the staff is that the variety creates opportunities for course members to challenge some of their assumptions in relation to a range of ...