Key Issues for Counselling in Action (Counselling in Action series)

Key Issues for Counselling in Action (Counselling in Action series)

by WindyDryden (Editor)


'A stimulating and valuable book' - "British Journal of Guidance and Counselling". This concise and practical book tackles the key issues which all counsellors, regardless of their theoretical orientation, encounter in the counselling process from its beginning to its termination. It assesses and provides views on some of the major challenges common to any counselling process such as structuring, trust, evaluation, the reluctant client, improving the counselling relationship, transference and countertransference.


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Format: Paperback
Pages: 128
Edition: 1
Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd
Published: 19 Jun 1989

ISBN 10: 0803980523
ISBN 13: 9780803980525

Media Reviews
`explores important issues of interest to any adviser who likes to reflect on how they interact with clients... a helpful collection of writings at an approachable level... avoids arcane or esoteric turgidity, and should provide insights for individual readers and useful topics for discussion' - Phoenix

`This book, in keeping with the others in the series, is very readable and no chapter is too long... there are suggested discussion points which help to focus the reader's attention... My own counselling and teaching will be more comprehensive for having read this book' - British Journal of Medical Psychology

`the book's strength is the stimulus to discussion encouraged by its variety of approaches and topics and its clear and economical writing. Windy Dryden's intelligent discussion questions (such questions are so often done badly) at the end of each article seem especially valuable in this connection: they not only focus squarely on each reader's experience of the issues in question, but often subtly encourage the reader to question the premises of the article just read... a stimulating and valuable book, well suited to its intended readership' - British Journal of Guidance and Counselling

Author Bio
Windy Dryden is one of the leading practitioners and trainers in the UK in the Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) tradition of psychotherapy. He is best known for his work in Rational-Emotive Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (RECBT), a leading CBT approach. He has been working in the field of counselling and psychotherapy since 1975 and was one of the first people in Britain to be trained in CBT. He has published over 200 books and has trained therapists all over the world, in as diverse places as the UK, the USA, South Africa, Turkey and Israel. He is Emeritus Professor of Psychotherapeutic Studies at Goldsmiths, University of London.