In Paise of the First Edition `In Britain, few people can have contributed more to the development of a personal construct approach than Fay Fransella and Peggy Dalton... Their book is primarily written for those who may wish to incorporate Kelly's ideas into their existing counselling framework... This is an informative book which is concise, well-written and with no shortage of clinical examples, relevant to all who are interested in counselling and psychotherapy' - British Journal of Psychology The revised and updated edition of this practical, accessible book gives a clear introduction to personal construct counselling for counselling trainees and practitioners alike.
Chapter 2: Setting the Scene
Setting the Scene
The Counsellor in Relation to the Personal Construct Approach
The personal construct counsellor meets the client for the first time armed primarily with a particular way of thinking. For instance, the person is a scientist who can always reconstrue and thereby approach the world in a different way; and behaviour is an experiment rather than an end product. Reconstruing is not easy, but it is potentially possible as the philosophy says.
The frame of mind is nothing more nor less than the theory of personal constructs, its underlying philosophy and its model of the person as a scientist.
There are two important implications for counsellors embedded within personal construct theory and its philosophy. These are to do with the reflexive nature of the ...