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Are you interested in the field of counselling and psychotherapy or just starting out in your training? Trying to get to grips with the many different approaches and decide which are right for you? This book can help! An ideal introductory text that assumes no prior knowledge, leading authors in the field provide overviews of 26 counselling and psychotherapy approaches in accessible, jargon-free terms. Each approach is discussed using the same framework to enable easy comparison and evaluation, covering: • Development of the Therapy • Theory and Basic Concepts • Practice • Which Clients Benefit Most? • Case study Four further chapters offer an insight into the therapeutic relationship, working with diversity, professional issues, and research, while resources such as suggested reading, discussion issues, appendices of further information and a ...

Lifeskills Counselling
Lifeskills Counselling
Richard Nelson-JonesStephen Palmer

Lifeskills counselling, otherwise known as lifeskills therapy, or lifeskills helping, is an educational approach that has as its starting point the problems of living of ordinary people rather than those who have been seriously emotionally deprived or possess a psychiatric disorder. To live effectively and affirm their existence, all people require lifeskills.

Lifeskills counselling’s philosophical basis is humanistic-existential – humanistic in terms of the value placed on the individual, in a sense a leap of faith about the improvability of humans; existential in terms of its emphasis on choice and on creating one’s existence within the challenges presented by death, suffering, change, meaning, isolation and freedom. On top of this, lifeskills counselling uses insights from ‘cognitive behavioural’ approaches to counselling, ...

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