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In the second edition of this hugely popular book, Tony Merry reorganised and updated the text to include the latest initiatives in the world of counselling and psychotherapy. It offers in-depth discussion of all aspects of person-centred counselling from its origins to current developments in theory and practice. The coverage of the topics is innovative, comprehensive and thorough. Tony Merry is renowned for his straightforward and accessible writing style, making Learning and Being in Person-Centred Counselling suitable for a wide variety of readers. The clear presentation is augmented by end-of-chapter checklists and the book is brought to life with suggestions for exploring and developing person-centred values, qualities, attitudes and skills. Learning and Being in Person-Centred Counselling is recommended for: certificate and diploma in counselling trainees and tutors; undergraduate psychology students and lecturers; nurses and social workers in training; those on vocational and professional helping professions-related courses; trainees on integrative, cognitive or psychodynamic courses; anyone seeking input on contemporary person-centred theory and practice.
Tony Merry was Reader in Psychology and the University of East London and taught on postgraduate and undergraduate courses in counselling and counselling psychology. He was author of several books and articles on counselling and psychology. He co-founded the British Association for the Person-Centred Approach (BAPCA) in 1989 and was editor of Person-Centred Practice until his untimely death in 2004. He contributed to workshops and other person-centred events in Europe, including several with Carl Rogers in England, Ireland and Hungary in the 1980s.