An Introduction to Counselling

An Introduction to Counselling


By (author) John McLeod

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  • Format: Paperback | 800 pages
  • Dimensions: 170mm x 236mm x 43mm | 1,315g
  • Publication date: 1 July 2009
  • Publication City/Country: Milton Keynes
  • ISBN 10: 0335225519
  • ISBN 13: 9780335225514
  • Edition: 4, Revised
  • Edition statement: 4th Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 28,812

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This bestseller provides a comprehensive introduction to the theory and practice of counselling and therapy. The book has been thoroughly updated with new references and examples and now has information on topics such as: Transactional analysis; The use of natural environment in counselling; The contribution of arts-based approaches; and, Integrating theory into practice. To help readers, the author has extended the introduction to the book in order to outline the aims of the book and explain its structure so that this is clear to the reader from the outset. The pedagogy of this edition has also been improved in order to enhance learning. Each chapter includes: topics for further discussion; key terms and concepts; suggested further reading; and, case studies and illustrations. This book remains the book of choice for students and tutors on introductory counselling courses.

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Table of contents

Preface Acknowledgements An introduction to counselling The social and historical origins of counselling Theory in counselling: Using conceptual tools to facilitate understanding and guide action Themes and issues in the psychodynamic approach to counselling The cognitive-behavioural approach to counselling Theory and practice of the person-centred approach Working with family systems Constructivist, narrative and collaborative approaches: Counselling as conversation Transactional analysis: A comprehensive theoretical system Existential issues in counselling theory and practice Multicultural counselling New horizons in counselling: Feminist, philosophical, expressive and nature-based approaches Combining ideas and methods from different approaches: The challenge of therapeutic integration The counselling relationship The process of counselling Issues of power and diversity in counselling practice Virtues, values and ethics in counselling practice Different formats for the delivery of counselling services The role of research in counselling and psychotherapy Being and becoming a counsellor Critical issues in counselling References Index