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Basic Personal Counselling is an easy-to-read introduction to counselling skills for both professional and volunteer counsellors and workers in the helping professions. Fully up-to-date, and reflecting current best practice, this Australian text: Introduces counselling skills in a logical sequence and provides practical examples of the skills in action; shows how combining counselling skills using an integrative approach can produce change; discusses the processes of change involved in counselling; provides approaches for counselling people with specific problems such as anger, depression, grief, or suicidal ideation; discusses professional issues including confidentiality, ethics, record-keeping, arrangement of a counselling room, the need to care for yourself and the importance and use of supervision.
Basic Personal Counselling is an easy to read introduction to counselling that reflects current best practice. It teaches core interviewing skills and provides a framework of practical examples and training group exercises to enable students to progressively build a skill repertoire. The book is designed to prepare students for field placement and therefore has a strong vocational focus. • Introduces counselling skills in a logical sequence and provides practical examples of the skills in action • Discusses the process of change involved in counselling • Provides approaches for counselling people with specific problems such as anger, depression, grief, suicidal ideation • Discusses professional issues including: confidentiality, ethics, record keeping