`[An] excellent book... an important source of learning, bringing clarity and insight into often isolated areas' - Counselling in Medical Setting (CMS) Journal `Glyn Hudson-Allez' book is very well researched and clearly written... time-limited therapy is an effective and professional means of offering practical help and the book is highly recommended reading for all counsellors wishing to work in this way' - Family Practice As general practitioners are increasingly capping provision of counselling sessions, time-limited therapy skills are becoming ever-more important to counsellors working alongside GPs. Time-limited therapy provides a specific set of skills which enable counsel
Chapter 1: The Management of a Counselling Service in General Practice
The Management of a Counselling Service in General Practice
Ten years ago, I was involved in a research project looking at preventative health care in General Practice in the Bristol area. Principal GPs were interviewed, elaborating on their practice's preventative health care measures. Some of the questions asked related to the prescription of psychotropic drugs and counselling services within the practice. One particular question required the respondents to assess what proportion of their patients attended their surgery for psychological or social reasons. The doctors responded that only 53 per cent of patients attended purely with a physical illness. And it emerged that in some of the poorer, working-class areas of the city, GPs reported that up to 75 ...