A Short Introduction to Counselling
- Sally Aldridge - BACP
Are you thinking of embarking on professional counselling training and in need of a clear overview of the therapy profession? Well look no further! This down-to-earth guide will provide you with the ideal ‘way-in’ by explaining what it really means to become a professional counsellor – what is involved in training and real-life practice.
Sally Aldridge, Director of Registers at BACP, will take you step-by-step though what ‘counselling’ actually is; introducing its basic concepts, historical development, research base and structure of the profession. Demonstrating the far-reaching influence of counselling, the book will show you how its concepts have been applied beyond the consulting room and examine the recent place of counselling in the NHS and wider mental health care.
Useful background reading fior anyone working in human services, not just counselling per se.
Helpful as an additional text for those considering the counsellor training journey.
There is always room for clear introductions to counselling - up to date and comprehensive
A really good easy to read book which outlines all that is needed to know in the early stages of counselling training.
An easy to read, accessible book. It is well laid out and structured, covering a good range of topics.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter One: What is Counselling?