`A helpful guide for newly qualified counsellors. It gives some comprehensive ideas and tips for further development... a useful book' - Self & Society `Conveys valuable information... Paul Wilkins writes well... With the current emphasis by accrediting counselling organizations on the importance of ongoing personal and professional development, this book would be a salutary place to start on such a journey' - Counselling, The Journal of the British Association for Counselling The personal and professional development of therapists is essential to continued good practice. This book explores just what is meant by `personal and professional development' and why it is so important f

Further Training

Further training

Training in counselling and therapy takes many forms. Some practising counsellors are the ‘product’ of courses recognised by the BAC and this guarantees a certain level of training and amount of class contact but many more have received their education in another (and not necessarily less valuable) way. Whether practitioners received their primary training on a college course leading to a certificate, diploma or master's degree, through a voluntary agency such as Relate or with one of the training organisations in the private sector, there are likely to be some things about that training which were good and some which were less good. For instance one of the courses at the University of Derby pays particular attention to the personal growth/personal development ...

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