Counselling Skills and Theory is the ideal textbook for a wide range of counselling courses. Practical and accessible, it covers all the major theoretical approaches within counselling and psychotherapy, and explores the key skills required to put theory into practice. This unique combination meets all the challenges of training and practising in counselling today. This brand new edition has been fully revised and updated to include the latest information on education, training and supervision and the current British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy guidelines for accreditation of courses and counsellors. The book also provides case studies to help students place theory and skills in context, and personal development exercises to promote self-awareness and good practice. It covers the most recent research in the field, and includes recommended reading lists and useful website addresses. Subjects covered include: psychodynamic counselling, person-centred counselling, Gestalt counselling, transactional analysis, behavioural and cognitive approaches, the ethics of counselling, and group counselling.
Ideal for all students at Further Education, Foundation, Certificate, Diploma and Advanced Diploma level, as well as at Higher Education.
Margaret Hough is a writer & consultant trainer in both Groupwork & Counselling Skills. She also facilitates workshops & seminars on a variety of relevant topics for trained counsellors and supervisors.