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Skills in Person-Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy 3ed

by Janet Tolan and Rose Cameron SAGE Publications Ltd
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This bestselling classic has now given thousands of students and practitioners a step-by-step guide to the skills and theory of the person-centred approach. Janet Tolan and Rose Cameron take you through the key tenets of person-centred therapy – psychological contact, congruence, empathy and unconditional positive regard – and demonstrate how they are used effectively in a range of counsellor-client interactions.  


With a keen focus on skills and taking the core theory towards effective practice, you will learn how to structure and manage therapeutic work in ways which are thoroughly grounded in person-centred principles.  


This third edition has been fully updated to reflect recent changes in the field, and includes numerous new exercises and case studies, as well as two important new chapters on Politics, Prejudice, Power and Privilege and Client Perception.


Skills in Person-centred Counselling and Psychotherapy is an essential introduction for those beginning their training as well as more experienced practitioners keen to expand their range.

The Theoretical Framework
Empathic Understanding
Congruence in Practice
Unconditional Positive Regard
Psychological Contact – Basic and Cognitive Contact
Psychological Contact II – Subtle Contact
The Therapeutic Process
Politics, Prejudice, Power and Privilege
Client Perception
Beginnings and Endings
Management the Work in an Organisation
Professional Issues
Edgy and Ethical Issues
Debates and Developments in Practice

"The new edition of Skills in Person-Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy provides an invaluable introduction to the skills and awareness that are necessary in order to provide an effective helping relationship to individuals struggling to overcome problems in living. Janet Tolan clearly explains key concepts using vivid examples drawn from extensive professional experience. This book is essential reading for anyone setting out to become a counsellor or psychotherapist, or embarking on a career in social work, teaching or healthcare." — John McLeod, Professor of Counselling, Institute of Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy, Dublin

Janet Tolan - Consultant, private practice

Rose Cameron - University of Edinburgh