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 comprehensive glossary help you consolidate your learning. So look no further if you want to know the differences between counselling and psychotherapy, compare psychodynamic and psychoanalytic theories, discover how constructivist approaches can be applied in practice, learn about third wave CBT therapies, or just get an general overview of the field; this second edition of a bestseller gives you a whirlwind tour of the breadth, complexity, fascination and problems of the field of counselling and psychotherapy.

Pluralistic Counselling and Psychotherapy

Pluralistic Counselling and Psychotherapy
John McLeodMick Cooper


Pluralistic counselling and psychotherapy is an approach to working with clients which recognises that different people make use of therapy in different ways, and for different purposes. At the heart of a pluralistic perspective on therapy is the aim of working collaboratively with the client to find out what is most helpful for that individual at that point in his or her life. Pluralistic values and methods are relevant for all counsellors, psychotherapists, counselling psychologists and other practitioners (e.g. GPs, nurses, teachers, social workers) who make use of counselling skills in their jobs, regardless of the theoretical ideas that they espouse, or the settings within which they work. Pluralistic counselling and psychotherapy is an integrative ...

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