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As interest and training in counselling children and young people continues to grow, it is essential that counsellors are equipped with the skills to work with this client group. In this book, Lorraine Sherman draws on her years of experience in the field to provide a practical resource for qualified and trainee counsellors, providing them with the necessary skills to ensure best practice with children and young people. Distinguishing between working with young children and with adolescents, skills covered include: - establishing a therapeutic relationship - assessing a young client - contracting - counselling practice - understanding and maintaining confidentiality and disclosure Using case studies and examples to help demonstrate skills in action, this is essential reading for anyone planning to become or already engaged ...

Skilful Play for Counsellors
Skilful play for counsellors
Introduction

This chapter offers ideas and information for the counsellor who wants to include play and ways of communicating that don't just involve sitting and talking. The chapter is not about play therapy but does seek to show the therapeutic value of play.

Counsellors often find they are working in multi-functional rooms, not in well-equipped playrooms. If they have play equipment, it is often portable – a basket, a box or items from the boot of the car.

When reading, researching or receiving training on how to play with children and young people in counselling, a feeling of frustration can arise from a lack of play space, equipment or resources. Play materials do not need to cost much or come ...

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