A basic resource for counsellors in training and anyone in the helping professions. The authors provide advice on how to choose the right kind of counsellor.
My background is general and psychiatric nursing, psychiatric social work and personnel management and four years as the Student Counsellor/Lecturer at St. George's and Roehampton College of Health Studies, London. After spending twenty years in the Royal Army Medical Corps as a specialist in mental health, I retired in 1974, and then worked in the Southampton University Hospitals Combined School of Nursing until 1987. Now retired as a counsellor I am a full-time tutor with the Institute of Counselling, in Glasgow. My wife, Margaret, and I married in 1948 and we have four children still living. I started writing counselling and self-help books in 1972 and more recently have branched out into writing biographical dictionaries; my current project, which is nearing completion is Hung, Drawn and Quartered: a history of the thirteenth to the nineteenth centuries in The British Isles and of the people sentenced to this form of execution