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Personal Development in Counselling and Psychotherapy

by Sofie Bager-Charleson Learning Matters
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There is an increased emphasis on self awareness and self care in counselling and psychotherapy training, with a focus on how the therapist as a person affects the therapeutic outcome. This timely book responds to these complex issues and is designed to help counselling students, trainees and graduates with integrating their personal development into their professional planning. There are chapters on bringing the Self into therapy, choosing the right training and how to succeed as an accredited practitioner. Activities and research summaries throughout give this book a fully-integrated approach ideal for busy students.

What is Personal Development?
The 'Good Enough' Therapist
Trust and Support for Personal and Professional Growth
The Anatomy of Healing
Theory and The Therapist as a Person
Accountability and Transparency
Placing Ourselves in Context: Research as a Personal Narrative - Marie Adams
A Therapeutic Journey Across Cultural and Linguistic Borderlands - Beverley Costa
Being a Listener with a Voice
Taking Charge of Your Own Learning and Development

Sofie is a UKCP and BACP accredited psychotherapist and holds a PhD from Lund University, Sweden, where she specialised in parental involvements and reflective practice of teachers within education. She trained as a therapist within Relate and at Roehampton University where she conducted research in reflective practice in counselling an psychotherapy. She has worked within adult education, as a course trainer for Workers Educational Association and as a radio producer for the National Swedish Radio and Television, SVT. She currently works as an Academic Supervisor at the Metanoia Institute on their joint doctorate programme with the Middlesex University.