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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 ...

Personal Construct Counselling and Psychotherapy
Personal Construct Counselling and Psychotherapy
Fay FransellaStephen Palmer
Introduction

Personal construct counselling and psychotherapy is based on George Kelly’s theory of personal constructs which attempts to explain, ‘how the human process flows, how it strives in new directions as well as in old, and how it may dare for the first time to reach into the depths of newly perceived dimensions of human life’ (p. 5).1

Personal construct psychotherapy and counselling do not fit easily into any one pre-existing category. The psychology of personal constructs that underpins them is cognitive in the sense that it deals with how people make sense of the world around them. It is humanistic in the sense that it deals with the total person and not just how ...

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