Next Steps in Counselling Practice: A Students' Companion for Certificate and Counselling Skills Courses 2nd Edition

Author: Sanders, Pete


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  • ISBN: 9781898059660
  • Author: Sanders, Pete
  • Publ Date: 2009-06-01
  • Edition: 2
  • Pages: 350
  • Imprint: PCCS BOOKS LTD **
  • Status: ACT
  • ID - 194259

Table of Contents :

Introductions 1 Getting your bearings 1.1 Thinking about human helping 1.2 Thinking about human distress and problems 2 The helping relationship 2.1 Making contact 2.2 Client problems 2.3 The counsellor prepares to help 2.4 Acceptance 2.5 Empathy 2.6 The client is aware of the conditions 2.7 Putting it all together 3 The relationship in action 3.1 Setting up and getting started: structuring and contracting 3.2 Assessment, and diagnosis 3.3 Listening, exploring and action 3.4 Direction, other perspectives, questions and challenge 3.5 Counselling in difficult situations 3.6 Referral and ending 4 Context and settings 4.1 Counselling in the 21st Century 4.2 Counselling in the real world 4.3 Counselling as complementary skill 5 Personal and professional development 5.1 Ethics, safety and accountability5.2 Support and supervision 5.3 Personal and professional development 5.4 Reflection, evaluation and research


This 350 page book is a complete revision of the best-selling first edition, aligning it with contemporary developments in counselling and associated new training initiatives. The six sections of the book focus on the practice of core counselling and professional skills, with vignettes, activities, notes from practice, full references, suggestions for further reading and a running glossary. The readership for the book will include: intermediate and professional level counselling students; certificate in counselling students; HE Diploma and degree-level counselling students; counselling modules in degree courses in psychology, social work, speech therapy, nursing; and, complimentary therapy courses involving face to face relationship-based work.


Next Steps in Counselling almost constitutes a counselling training course in its own right - I would recommend this book without hesitation to any practitioner. Sheila Haugh, Leeds Metropolitan University, UK. This complete revision of the best selling first edition is destined to become a core text both for students on professional counselling trainings and for those developing their competence in using counselling skills as part of a related profession - An invaluable companion to training, the book will provide a much needed foundation for students making the often daunting 'next step' from practicing their counselling skills to beginning 'real' face to face counselling practice. Highly recommended. Peter Pearce, Metanoia Institute, UK. I am in my 2nd year of a foundation degree in counselling and I have also started in my work placement and this book is invaluable. It is one of the few books that I want to pick up and read voluntarily!! It has so much relevant information and is very easy to read. On the side of each page is extra information about each subject and there are plenty of case examples. Definitely a book I would recommend. Amazon UK reviewer.

Author Biography:

Pete Sanders retired after 30 years practising as a counsellor, educator and clinical supervisor. He has written, co-written and edited 14 books on counselling, psychotherapy and mental health. He is a trustee of the Soteria Network UK Paul Wilkins is a person-centred academic, practitioner and supervisor. He has written several books on counselling and psychotherapy and is a lecturer in the Department of Psychology and Social Change at Manchester Metropolitan University. Alan Frankland is a Chartered Counselling Psychologist and Fellow of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. He has two busy consultancy and therapy practices: APSI in Nottingham and APSILON in London.


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