Written specifically for students on counselling and psychotherapy courses, this book gives an overview of the profession from its early beginnings in psychotherapy and psychoanalysis through the development of the different schools and approaches of talking therapies including psychodynamic, cognitive behavioural and person-centred approaches. Working within various sectors, such as the commercial, educational and public, is also considered and discussed. The author concludes the book by looking at where counselling and psychotherapy is heading in the future.
PART 1: Where has counselling and psychotherapy come from?
Counselling and psychotherapy – the opening story
PART 2: What do therapists do?
Repairing people - the tales begin
The psychodynamic Story
The cognitive-behavioural Story
The humanistic Story
Personality and therapy - today's story
PART 3: Where do therapists work?
Working in the commercial sector
Working in the educational sector
Working in the National Health Service
PART 4: Where is counselling and psychotherapy going?
Counselling & psychotherapy - the next story