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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 ...

Psychodynamic (Kleinian) Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychodynamic (Kleinian) Counselling and Psychotherapy
Julia Segal
Introduction

The Kleinian approach to psychodynamic psychotherapy depends on the capacity of therapists to make contact with their clients’ inner world, including the hidden anxieties that disrupt their clients’ lives. Therapists’ sympathetic but realistic understanding of frightening and frightened elements of clients’ minds and personalities can enable clients to reassess, reclaim and modify previously rejected aspects of themselves. At the same time clients are able to reassess memories and experiences of other people in their lives, both past and present. With the help of the therapist, the client’s inner world is rebuilt on firmer foundations. This has lasting and significant consequences for future relationships, both with the self and with others.

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