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Practical Counselling Skills

An Integrative Approach

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14 October 2005

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This is a comprehensive course text for training new counsellors in basic and more advanced counselling micro-skills which come from a number of therapeutic approaches. The book enables new trainees to learn how to make...

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This is a comprehensive course text for training new counsellors in basic and more advanced counselling micro-skills which come from a number of therapeutic approaches. The book enables new trainees to learn how to make informed choices about the type of skill to use and how to integrate it within a sequential counselling process. It discusses practical issues including ethics and culture, record-keeping, supervision, and the counselling environment, and offers explanation of the therapeutic approaches related to particular micro-skills and the ways to best combine them to facilitate change and provide effective practice.

This accessible introduction to counselling skills is essential reading for teachers and trainees alike, an excellent course text for training new counsellors from a number of theoretical approaches.

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Learning summaries and assignment questions

A wide variety of examples to illustrate each counselling micro-skill

Practice examples of client statements for use by students, with suggested counsellor responses

Client statements, without solutions, for use by teachers in helping students to learn particular micro-skills

A discussion of a range of practical issues including the need for the counsellor to look after themselves

Authors have an excellent reputation in the field

PART ONE: COUNSELLING AN OVERVIEW What is Counselling?
The Counselling Relationship
PART TWO: BASIC PRINCIPLES AND SKILLS Learning the Necessary Skills
Joining and Listening
Paraphrasing of Content
Reflection of Feelings
Paraphrasing Content and Reflection of Feeling
Use and Abuse of Questions
Summarising
Creating Comfortable Closure
PART THREE: PROMOTING CHANGE THROUGH THE USE OF AN INTEGRATIVE APPROACH An Integrative Approach to Helping People Change
Combining Skills to Facilitate the Change Process
PART FOUR: ADDITIONAL SKILLS FOR PROMOTING CHANGE Confrontation
Normalising
Reframing
Challenging Self-Destructive Beliefs
Exploring Polarities
Enabling the Client to Make Use of their Strengths
Using the 'Here and Now' Experience
Exploring Options
Facilitating Action
PART FIVE: PRACTICAL, PROFESSIONAL AND ETHICAL ISSUES The Counselling Environment
Keeping Records of Counselling Sessions
Cultural Issues
Influence of the Counsellor's Values and Beliefs
Confidentiality and Other Ethical Issues
The Need for Supervision
Looking After Yourself
PART SIX: PRACTICAL EXAMPLES FOR STUDENTS REFERENCES.
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KATHRYN AND DAVID GELDARD work together in their private practice as counsellors, and as trainers and supervisors of other counsellors. Kathryn is a child and family therapist and occupational therapist. David is a psychologist. Together they have co-authored the books Counselling Skills in Everyday Life, Working with Children in Groups, Counselling Children, and Counselling Adolescents.

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KATHRYN AND DAVID GELDARD work together in their private practice as counsellors, and as trainers and supervisors of other counsellors. Kathryn is a child and family therapist and occupational therapist. David is a psychologist. Together they have co-authored the books Counselling Skills in Everyday Life, Working with Children in Groups, Counselling Children, and Counselling Adolescents.

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