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`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


Supervision is an important part of the professional life of any therapist and Stoltenberg and Delworth (1987) regard it as having developmental stages. Page and Wosket (1994: 5–6) regard the trainee counsellor as moving through a series of clearly defined developmental stages which are defined in terms of the counsellor's ‘growing competence and awareness’. The stages in Box 5.1 I have adapted from those recognised by Page and Wosket (1994: 7; after Stoltenberg and Delworth).

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