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''Claringbull is a skilled story-teller, and the narrative he unfolds in this text is nothing less than the evolution of the talking therapies from the ancient world to the current day. The result is a remarkably engaging and accessible resource which will help equip both trainees and seasoned practitioners to meet the challenges of the twenty-first century from an informed and considered position.'' (Professor Simon du Plock, Metanoia Institute and Middlesex University)
An excellent introduction into counselling and psychotherapy, this book gives the reader and focus on the approach that is used by the therapist.
I really like the level of detail in this book and I've found it highly informative and well written.
The Book has been used for students undertaking AMHP training.
This book lays out the key elements of the main approaches in counselling, placing the development of theories within an historical context. It also provides useful text on the settings in which counselling is delivered. A useful book for students of Counselling theory/ first year diploma.
Now in our library. a good book for those focussing on counselling and peychotheray or those beginning research ino these topics - it gives history, back ground and introductions into differeing approaches. therapies. The book poses the question 'How do we repair people?' (p30) and for our programme in Youth Work a more focussed book like 'Effective Counselling with young people' (Reid and Westergaard) is attractive.
Good introduction to Counselling & Psychotherapy, with a clear outline for students to be able to follow and make connetions to the main schools of thought. This is really useful for the Intregative model that we are teaching.
A useful introductory book
I shall be using this text for an Introductory Level course beginning in February. A useful overview of main approaches.