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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.

Counselling as a Process of Reconstruction
Counselling as a process of reconstruction

It should be clear from our discussion of the processes involved in exploring the problems clients present and the contexts in which each person experiences those difficulties that ‘reconstruction’ does not begin only when ‘exploration’ ends.

The client often starts to look at life from a different perspective when completing procedures designed primarily to provide the counsellor with insights into her construing. Writing a self-characterisation which looks towards the future, or completing a grid, can bring the client that much nearer to coming to grips with important goals in life. As the counsellor listens and attempts to understand, the client may, perhaps for the first time, construe himself or herself as someone worth bothering about. ...

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