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 6: The Process of Change for Lisa
The Process of Change for Lisa
It will be clear that no one example of the counselling process can exemplify all the many issues of theory and practice discussed, but we hope to show how a client and counsellor worked together through exploration of the client's situation, clarification of her view of things (at different levels of awareness), early experimentation, review and plans for further action. The importance of personal construct psychology's theoretical framework, which governed the choice of specific interventions, will be stressed. (As in earlier chapters the ‘I’ refers to the author who was in the role of counsellor – in this particular case, Peggy.)
Meeting Lisa for the First Time
Reasons for Self-Referral
Lisa telephoned to make an appointment, saying ...