`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

Management of Time-Limited Counselling in Context

Management of time-limited counselling in context

Since time-limited counselling is relatively new to the UK, issues relating to how it is to be managed are obviously quite new too. Yet all managers of counselling services have always been aware of funding constraints and the pressures of waiting lists, which both carry implications for the way in which counselling can be offered. Perhaps in certain NHS settings as well as in private practice, there has long been a vague expectation that much psychotherapy will be roughly limited, by the client's choice and/or speed of the therapeutic process, to about a year or two. But there has been little direct pressure, as far as I am aware, for service providers in the ...

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