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An Introduction to Counselling and Psychotherapy
From Theory to Practice

Second Edition (Updated Edition)
  • Andrew Reeves - Associate Professor, Counselling Professions and Mental Health, BACP Senior Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist


August 2018 | 528 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
This book introduces readers to everything they need to know about counselling and psychotherapy theory, skills and practice. Drawing on years of experience as a counselling practitioner and educator, Andrew Reeves links theory to the development of appropriate skills and locates it within the context of therapeutic practice. Features including chapter summaries, discussion questions, prompts for reflection, case examples and further reading help students to apply what they've learnt and give them the confidence to progress into practice. The book covers:
  • key theoretical approaches
  • personal development
  • counselling skills
  • professional settings
  • law, policy, values and ethics
  • working with difference and diversity
  • client and present issues, and more

Learning is also supported by a wealth of online resources such as case studies and videos that show what theory looks like in practice, as well as journal articles to help extend knowledge. This is the essential text for any trainee practitioner, or for anyone needing an introduction to the foundations of counselling theory and practice. 

 
Part I: Setting the Context
 
Chapter 1: What are the Counselling Professions?
 
Chapter 2: Becoming a Counsellor or Psychotherapist: Personal and Professional Development
 
Part II: Counselling & Psychotherapy Approaches
 
Chapter 3: Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy
 
Chapter 4: Cognitive-behavioural counselling and psychotherapy
 
Chapter 5: Humanistic Counselling and Psychotherapy
 
Chapter 6: Integrative and Pluralistic Counselling and Psychotherapy
 
Chapter 7: Other Key Counselling and Psychotherapy Approaches
 
Part III: Counselling Practice and Skills
 
Chapter 8: The Therapeutic Relationship
 
Chapter 9: Therapist Competencies and Counselling Skills
 
Chapter 10: Clients and Presenting Issues
 
Chapter 11: Working with Diversity and Difference
 
Part IV: Professional Issues
 
Chapter 12: Professional Settings and Organisations
 
Chapter 13: Law, Policy, Values and Ethics
 
Chapter 14: Managing Professional Responsibilities
 
Chapter 15: Developing Your Practice: Supervision, Research, Career Development
 
Chapter 16: Conclusions

Very good for level 1 and level 2 students helping them to understand key concepts. This is also useful for FE students studying psychology

Mrs Michele Ponting
Access to Higher Education, Portslade Aldridge Community Academy
April 29, 2018

An excellent book, my students have found it very helpful, informative, accessible and interesting.

Ms Su Illingworth
Professional Development, Craven College
April 24, 2018

I recommend this book for both postgraduate and undergraduate courses in counselling or psychotherapy. The essential elements of counselling and psychotherapy are covered; critical thinking and reflection on reading is built into the text. Each topic is comprehensively summarized. The index is excellent and references are pertinent and up to date.

Dr mary Glover
Department of Psychology and Counselling, Newman University
April 24, 2018

Essential reading for any undergraduate student of Guidance and Counselling

Dr Colin Cameron
Department of Social Work and Communities, Northumbria University
April 6, 2018
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What are the Counselling Professions?


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