`[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 5: Counselling People under Stress
Counselling People under Stress
Stress, according to Freud, is the price we pay for being civilised. Leading financial institutions believe that lost hours from stress victims cost about 3 per cent of wages, which for a typical City bank would cost about £15 million a year (Cooper, Cooper and Eaker, 1988). Drink-related absenteeism, a typical maladaptive strategy for coping with stress, costs approximately £D700 million per year (Tyler, 1993). Research shows that 40 million working days are lost each year through stress-related illness, costing approximately £4 billion (Cooper, 1990). Stress has become the twentieth-century plague.
More and more people are presenting to their GPs with common (and not so common) symptoms of stress. Increasingly people are succumbing to recognised stress-related illnesses. Some of ...