`[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

Counselling Individuals within Dysfunctional Families

Counselling individuals within dysfunctional families

Very often the counsellor becomes increasingly aware that the client seated in front of him in such great distress is the wrong client. It should be the spouse/mother/father/teenage child, etc. (or all of them), who are creating havoc and are scapegoating the presenting client. Family systems operate with fascinating complexity. Each member of the family forms a part of the system and is affected by it. Even excluded members and dead members of the family have an influence upon it. It is not within the scope of this book to review the literature on family therapy. However, any counsellor working in primary care will soon discover that a basic knowledge of family systems is essential. Barker ...

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