Person-Centred Counselling Psychology is an introduction to the philosophy, theory and practice of the person-centred approach. Focusing on the psychological underpinnings of the approach, Ewan Gillon describes the theory of personality on which it is based and the nature of the therapeutic which is characterised by:

unconditional positive regard; empathy; congruence.

The book is an applied, accessible text, providing a dialogue between the psychological basis of person-centred therapy and its application within real world. It shows how the person-centred approach relates to others within counselling psychology and to contemporary practices in mental health generally. It also gives guidance to readers on how to research, train and work as a person-centred practitioner.

As well as psychology students, it will be of interest to those from other disciplines, counselling trainees, those within the caring professions, and person-centred therapists from a non-psychological background.

Ewan Gillon is Lecturer in Psychology, Glasgow Caledonian University in the U.K.

Transparency in the Relationship with the Client

Transparency in the relationship with the client

I have suggested in earlier chapters that attention to the client's experience is more powerful than we may think and have given an understanding of why this is so. I have also taken the position that therapeutic power may be enhanced by stimulating the re-experiencing of emotion through the impartation of concrete imagery, and by using symbolic images and metaphor to condense and symbolize multiple themes. I have emphasized the importance of checking within ourselves the seeming accuracy of our sense of the client's experience as represented by the image or metaphor, and of checking with clients about their sense of its accuracy. At the same time, I have supported the venture ...

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