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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.

Exploring the Client's World
Exploring the client's world
Some Aids for Exploring Personal Construing

Since all procedures developed and used within the personal construct framework are aimed at exploring the client's ways of construing the world, they are techniques and not tests. This applies particularly to the repertory grid described later, but is also relevant to other methods. These methods are all available for use by the counsellor but are not mandatory. No one has to use a self-characterisation or pyramiding or a repertory grid.

However, the personal construct counsellor cannot start a counselling programme until he or she has a relatively clear understanding of why the client has a problem which cannot be worked on without outside help. This understanding comes from having a picture of the ...

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