`Excellent... [the book] explores the "provision of effective counselling with limited resources and under strict time pressures"... with some excellent writing on the nature of time and attitudes to time in counselling and psychotherapy... the evidence in favour [of short-term counselling] is put strongly. Colin Feltham favours it as an approach of choice for certain clients, which should coexist with (rather than adversarially seek to oust and replace) longer-term therapy... he draws from a wide range of literature, while identifying those key ingredients, skills and strategies that he has found especially significant. He also discusses some of the different contexts in which this work operates... Many of the questions and issues he poses

Problems and Troubleshooting

Problems and Troubleshooting

Problems and troubleshooting

In this chapter I look at some common problems and obstacles encountered by those working in a time-limited way. To some extent, some of them have already arisen or have been anticipated earlier. Where possible I have included suggestions for dealing with particular problems. Practitioners who use ostensibly watertight assessment procedures, excluding clients who pose any risk to therapeutic success, try to do all their troubleshooting at the outset! I suggest that problems will always occur. A traditional remedy has been to give interminable therapy and, in some cases, simply to increase the frequency of sessions. In some cases of time-limited counselling, however, the only remedy is preparation by training. Anticipating such problems and setbacks may in itself sensitise you ...

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