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Person-Centred Counselling Primer

by Pete Sanders PCCS Books
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Pbk 120 pages
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The new ''Counselling Primer'' series from PCCS Books, supplementary to the bestselling ''Steps in Counselling'' series, is suitable for beginners and higher level students who want a succinct boost to their knowledge of a particular area. ''Counselling Primers'' bridges the gap between introductory, intermediate and diploma level courses, each book providing a concise overview of a particular counselling approach. The perfect essay resources or a springboard for further study. ''The Person-Centred Counselling Primer'' by popular author Pete Sanders is the first in the ''Counselling Primers'' series, comprising 120 pages of essential information in Sanders' approachable and encouraging style.

This book presents an unparalleled, comprehensive description of person-centred counselling in the twenty-first century. Personality theory, motivation, therapy theory, non-directivity and the process of change are all covered in Pete Sanders' easy and accessible style. It is written for: students requiring: comprehensive introductory text for initial person-centred training, input for comparative essays and therapeutic approaches on integrative courses, a theory bridge between introductory and certificate/diploma level texts. It is useful for anyone requiring a concise, understandable yet authoritative guide to person-centred counselling theory and practice.

1 The Origins of Person-Centred Counselling 2 Personality 3 The Actualising Tendency 4 Psychological Contact 5 The Client Needs Help 6 The Counsellor is Ready to Help 7 Unconditional Positive Regard 8 Empathy 9 The Client Feels Understood and Accepted 10 Being Non-directive 11 The Process of Change 12 Person-Centred Counselling Transcript 13 Applications of Person-Centred Counselling 14 Research into Person-Centred Counselling Appendix: Resources for Learning

If you read nothing else, read this. Sheila Haugh, Leeds Metropolitan University. Simply the best introduction to Person-Centred Therapy: accessible, masterful, concise, comprehensive. Paul Wilkins, Manchester-Metropolitan University (UK). It is impressive that Sanders manages to trace the history, outline the theory and examine current and important issues related to the person-centred approach in such a short book. I thoroughly recommend it. Val Simanowitz, Counsellor & trainer. Therapy Today (UK), July 2007.
Pete Sanders completed his full-time diploma in counselling at the University of Aston in 1974. He worked as a counsellor, trainer and supervisor in further education and private practice for over 25 years. Pete was the lead tutor in three BACP recognised training courses and was instrumental in the Trainer Accreditation Scheme. He has written, edited and/or contributed to over a dozen books on counselling and psychotherapy, specialising in person-centred therapy.