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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 ...

An Introduction to Counselling and Psychotherapy
An Introduction to Counselling and Psychotherapy
Colin FelthamStephen Palmer

In recent years both counselling and psychotherapy have been demonstrated on television with real clients and discussed on radio programmes. There are numerous YouTube clips illustrating therapy too. So it is very likely most people today probably have at least some notion of what counselling is, since the term is now used so widely. However, misunderstandings and disagreements still abound about what the differences are between advice giving, counselling, psychotherapy, coaching, mentoring and similar terms. Although we cannot go into it all here, it is true to say that a whole host of activities, professions and relationships, from befriending, co-counselling and mutual aid groups, to clinical psychology, counselling psychology, coaching psychology, ...

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