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A Practical Approach to Counselling [Paperback]

M Hough
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1994 0273600907 978-0273600909 1
An introduction to counselling, this text deals with all aspects of the field, from the psychodynamic to the existential. It contains a collection of different counselling techniques for use when dealing with people who requiring counselling services, case studies and practice exercises. Also included in the study are explanations of eclecticism and the historical background to theories. This book is designed for students taking introductory counselling courses and basic counselling studies, trainee nurses and hospital workers involved in Project 2000.

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  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Longman Group Ltd; 1 edition (1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0273600907
  • ISBN-13: 978-0273600909
  • Product Dimensions: 24.2 x 18.6 x 1.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 150,423 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The new edition of A Practical Approach to Counselling remains the ideal text for students on introductory, foundation and certificate level courses.
The book deals with all aspects of counselling, including psychodynamic, person-centred, group, Gestalt, transactional, rational-emotive and behavioural. There is also a new section examining the latest psychodynamic approaches. Every chapter contains a detailed case study to ensure easy understanding of critical issues. Vitally, the author also demystifies the concept of 'eclecticism' - the term used to describe the process of selecting methods from a variety of therapeutic systems, while taking into consideration the fact that each client is a unique person with individual needs.

updated case studies in every chapter
full historical background to all theories
a comprehensive explanation of the latest terminology
details of counselling associations and organisations
This text will prove invaluable to students taking introductory counselling and basic counselling courses, and also to trainee nurses and hospital workers.
Margaret Hough is a Lecturer in Counselling Studies at Llandrillo College of Further Education.

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I first came across this book some years ago while undertaking my counselling training. It's main benefit is it's straightforward approach at introducing core elements of most topics, models and theories all students will find useful when needing to dip into a given subject.
From TA to Gestalt and plenty of other information contained within. In all, I couldn't recommend this book enough!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous! 7 Feb 2010
I have read a lot of counselling books through my years of training and this one beats them all. It's understandable in a language that I am familiar with and leaves all the technical jargon out.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Very Helpful 14 Mar 2011
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I used many reference books whilst I was studying for my counselling qualification and was most impressed by this one.
It's simple to follow and uses quite simple language.
I'd recommend this to anyone who is studying the theory of counselling
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4.0 out of 5 stars helful book 12 April 2013
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very helpful with my understanding for the course i am on, it arrived quickly in very good condition. It's a handy one to have on the shelf
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