From the Back Cover
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.