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First Steps in Counselling: A Students' Companion for Introductory Courses 4ed

by Pete Sanders
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With over 100, 000 copies sold, First Steps in Counselling remains the text of choice for both students and tutors participating in introductory courses. Setting the standard for approachable entry-level books, the 4th revised edition provides an absolutely up-to-date text for today's students, covering theory, personal development and building helping skills.

Introduction 1. What is Counselling? 2.Where do Ideas in Counselling Come From? 3. The Importance of Self-Development 4. Prejudice, Oppression and Counselling 5. Counselling and Helping Attitudes and Skills 6. What to do When You Reach Your Limits 7. Ethics and Counselling 8. Support and Supervision in Basic Helping and Counselling 9.Counselling Contexts and Connections 10. Clients 11. Who does What in Helping? 12. Some Questions for Counselling in the 21st Century 13. What comes next? 14. Endings References Index

Buy it! --Amazon Reviewer Fantastic, excellent, awesome! --Amazon reviewer Excellent starter book --Amazon reviewer Fantastic, excellent, awesome! --Amazon reviewer Excellent starter book --Amazon reviewer ' This is an excellent introduction to the concepts of counselling. It has a clear format and is written in a user- friendly style. The language is easily comprehensive even to those who may not be familiar with the jargon of counselling. The inclusion of margin notes and glossary of definitions is really useful for clarification of terms. Readers are also encouraged to reflect on their learning as they read the text which is a parallel to the counselling training process. Well selected inspirational references are thought provoking and encourage readers to think about their own philosophy of counselling and generally being human and relational! As this edition includes up-to-date current thinking in the field of counselling and psychotherapy it is a highly recommendable companion for students. It really does deliver what the titles promises.' Jacqui Fromberg. Counsellor/Supervisor/Trainer
Pete Sanders spent over 30 years practising as a counsellor, educator and clinical supervisor. He has written, co-written and edited a number of books, chapters and papers on many aspects of counselling, psychotherapy and mental health. He has a particular interest in the demedicalisation of distress and is a trustee of the Soteria Network UK.