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`[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 People with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Counselling people with post traumatic stress disorder

When people are involved in, or witness, a trauma of some sort, they experience a severe form of arousal reaction. This experience of trauma varies according to the individual's resilience and coping abilities, and it is the individual's perception of the event that is important rather than the counsellor's assessment of the severity of the trauma. The Disasters Working Party found that after such an event, 40–70 per cent of people experienced chronic distress in the first month, 24–40 per cent after one year, and 15–20 per cent for longer than two years (Home Office, 1991). Such events may be experienced either personally by being involved in an event or vicariously through ...

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