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A Practical Approach to Counselling Paperback – 4 Dec 2001


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  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Longman; 2 edition (4 Dec. 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0582362792
  • ISBN-13: 978-0582362796
  • Product Dimensions: 24.4 x 18.6 x 1.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 309,533 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.
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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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29 of 29 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 6 Sept. 2000
Format: Paperback
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 of 5 people found the following review helpful By pinkjan2008 on 7 Feb. 2010
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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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Lincs Reader TOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Mike Brierley on 15 Aug. 2011
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this is another good book to help you on your way with your counselling skills,touching again on transactional analysis, Gestalt, it gives a great insight into the next stage of your learning, a very important book to have if you are heading towards a level 3 course.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By anonymous on 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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jennisis on 9 July 2014
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Arrived very quickly and is a good book to use in the study of counselling, Would recommend.
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