The Therapeutic Relationship in Counselling and Psychotherapy
- Rosanne Knox - Private Practice
- Mick Cooper - University of Roehampton, UK
What is a therapeutic alliance? How do I create a bond? What might lead to the alliance breaking down? What do I do when the relationship feels stuck?
These are just some of the questions addressed in this important new book for trainee and qualified therapists wanting to understand, engage in and make the most of the therapeutic relationship.
Taking you through each stage of the therapeutic process, from initial boundary setting to effective endings, the book considers a number of different settings and client groups such as working in an online environment and with children and young people. Structured around ‘Frequently Asked Questions’, an accessible and engaging narrative guides you though the skills and considerations for an effective therapeutic relationship, as well as the potential challenges it might face.
Bringing to the forefront the mutuality of the relationship and the client as a proactive agent, this book will equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to develop trusting and productive relationships with your clients.
This book is essential reading for Public Services students as it provides an excellent overview of therapeutic relationships. Often our students struggle to grasp the finer points of an appropriate therapeutic relationship and this book provides a good basis for them to advance their knowledge.
A succinct and useful tool. I have recommended this to students
Within counseling psychology, the therapeutic relationship is key. This comprehensive book includes a range of key aspects such as the therapeutic frame, engaging in a therapeutic relationship and what happens at a deeper level. Students' feedback has been good and they particularly enjoy the size of the book, the style of writing and depth of topics.
Essential reading for those new in the field of counselling. Comprehensive. Well laid out with clear chapter structure and flow. Engenders confidence in new practitioners.
This simple and practical book looks at questions which a trainee counsellor might ask about the therapeutic relationship. It will be very accessible for Level 3 students.
This is an easy read and provides lots of very useful information pertaining to the processes necessary to form a healthy therapeutic relationship regardless of orientation.
If you are starting out in you career and what to appreciate the dynamics of the relationship this book is useful as it discusses the various stages of relationship development from the early stages through to mindful boundary building. I particularly liked the self reflection parts at the end of each section. this is such a vital part of personal development for therapist and it is great to have it incorporated in your reading
This is a practical book, which answers questions students at this level may have
This book provides a clear and concise introduction to key issues concerning the therapeutic relationship. It is written in a style that is accessible, engaging and encouraging of reflection and is likely to be of benefit for both new and seasoned practitioners.
Excellent text for all students on a counselling course
Good complimentary text for our relational course.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter 1: The Therapeutic Frame