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Integrative Counselling Primer: a concise, accessible, comprehensive introduction

by Richard Worsley PCCS Books
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Pbk 122 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. Beginners will find the style companionable and reassuring, while more advanced readers will appreciate the incisive and authoritative writing with pointers for further reading and resources. Trainers will find the series a dependable learning aid. ''Counselling Primers'' bridge the gap between introductory, intermediate and diploma level courses, each book providing a concise overview of a particular counselling approach. Each ''Counselling Primer'' will be a perfect essay resource or a springboard for further study. This book presents an unparalleled, comprehensive introduction to integrative counselling with a person-centred foundation in the twenty-first century. Worsley presents the principled application of the non-formulaic use of self and experience in the service of the client. This book is for students requiring: comprehensive introductory text for initial integratively-oriented training; input for comparative essays and therapeutic approaches on integrative courses; and, a theory bridge between introductory and certificate/diploma level texts. Anyone requiring a concise, understandable yet authoritative guide to the principles of integrative (rather than eclectic) counselling theory and practice based on a foundation of person-centred therapy - the preferred approach of many thousands of counsellors.

1.Person-centred integrative therapy 2.Some person-centred principles 3.Integrating new thinking in person-centred theory:configurations of the self 4.The space between people: ego-state theory 5.Embodied awareness: the mind's mirror 6.Therapy as dialogue: working with meaning in therapy 7.An integrative counselling transcript 8.Small-scale practitioner research 9. Integrating the self Appendix Resources for Learning Glossary

Richard Worsley is a person-centred counsellor, trainer and supervisor with particular interests in process work, and the philosophy and spirituality of counselling, as well as in group work. He works as staff and student counsellor at the University of Warwick.