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An extremely useful resource for online counsellors, 3 April 2011
Online Therapy - Reading Between the Lines by Jethro Adlington is an extremely useful resource for online counsellors. Jethro obviously has a great deal of experience, knowledge and understanding of working both synchronously and asynchronously. The book is set out in a systematic `lesson by lesson' format each chapter illustrating different aspects of the online counselling process. Jethro is the `teacher' of `students' who ask pertinent questions allowing him to give detailed and clear responses to whatever aspect is being covered. I really like the chatty style in which he delivers his master classes. His answers are supported by convincing examples in the context of a possible communication. Exercises and writing tasks are offered in each chapter and in the final chapter which enable skills or aspects of the work to be re-enforced.
I found clarity in the descriptions and examples Jethro includes in his book the aim of which was to focus on the range of counselling and therapy skills which can be employed when working alone online. Jethro has succeeded in doing this with precision. It is an ideal book to have at hand when working online.
Geoff T Cox