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  1. This bestseller provides a comprehensive introduction to the theory and practice of counselling and psychotherapy. This new edition has been thoroughly updated with new research, examples from practice and case studies. An extended introduction is used to explain the new 4-part structure and help readers to track key themes across each section of the book. Now includes 7 new chapters: The interdisciplinary knowledge base for counselling theory and practiceGestalt therapyFeminist therapyArt-making as a therapeutic practiceTherapy in nature: using the outdoor environmentPluralism: an organizing framework for counselling practiceThe future of counseling: international perspectivesEach chapter enhances learning with the following pedagogy: Topics for further discussion Key terms and concepts Suggested further reading Case studies and illustrationsLandmark research studies Enhanced by current debates around evidence-based practice, third wave CBT therapies such as ACT and mindfulness, recent developments within psychodynamic theory, motivational interviewing, reality therapy and embedded counselling, this new edition also explores the political context of counselling and provides coverage of key professional issues. An Introduction to Counselling remains the book of choice for students and tutors on introductory counselling courses. “John McLeod has a sophisticated understanding of counselling theory, research and practice and their history. He weaves research evidence seamlessly into the text, as well as highlighting it in specific boxes. AnIntroduction to Counselling is essential reading for all counsellors in training and by far the best!” Professor Sue Wheeler, University of Leicester, UK“A definitive review of the field that is also at the cutting edge of new developments. It offers a radical, progressive vision of what counselling can be: an invaluable resource for any counsellor wishing to understand where we are at and where we are going.” Mick Cooper, Professor of Counselling, University of Strathclyde, UK“This wonderfully comprehensive introduction to counselling tells you all you need to know about counselling. Beautifully written and richly illustrated with clinical vignettes … A gem of a book carried through with rigour and love.” Maria Luca, Reader in Psychotherapy and Counselling Psychology, Regent’s University, London, UK“It is my pleasure to endorse a textbook that has been so widely used within the field of counselling. John McLeod’s Introduction to Counselling has influenced so many budding counsellors in the past (myself included) and I have no doubt that this updated edition will continue adding to this legacy. It has been updated to account for new developments in the field and remains an informed and accessible point of reference.” Terry Hanley, Editor of Counselling Psychology Review and Programme Director of the Doctorate in Counselling Psychology, University of Manchester, UK“This latest edition of John McLeod’s Introduction to Counselling is a masterpiece, weaving theory and practice in a readable and comprehensive manner. Practical examples and case studies, along with the latest research, address the many contemporary issues facing students and professionals in the field. The additional chapters including ‘Art-making as a therapeutic practice’, ‘Therapy in nature’, ‘The interdisciplinary knowledge base for counselling theory and practice’ and ‘Pluralism: an organizing framework for counselling practice’, are essential reading not only for counsellors in training, but also for practitioners who wish to deepen their understanding and enhance their on-going professional development. John McLeod’s vast experience and wisdom, which he brings to his writing, makes this work one of the best textbooks available, and I highly recommend it and will certainly use it in our training programmes.” Dr Ann Moir-Bussy, Program Leader and Senior Lecturer in Counselling, Unive
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  2. Free Delivery Worldwide : The Integrative Counselling Primer : Paperback : Pccs Books : 9781898059813 : 1898059810 : 29 Jan 2007 : Part of the Counselling Primer series, supplementary to the bestselling Steps in Counselling series, this book presents an introduction to integrative counselling with a person-centred foundation. It aims to bridge the gap between introductory, intermediate and diploma level courses.
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  3. Psychotherapy and Counselling: Reflections on Practice provides a balance of engaging and in-depth stories and case studies from the inside of therapy. Representing the key practice modality sections of the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia, the book explores examples from a range of therapeutic practices, grounded in the theoretical and evidence frameworks of the modality or approach and supported by clear and authoritative commentary. These stories showcase the diversity of modalities in the field of psychotherapy and counselling, how they work in detail, and what can be expected from a particular therapeutic experience. The book provides readers with examples of advanced interpersonal skills and a considerable breadth and depth of knowledge of psychotherapy and counselling practice, as it is shaping up today. Key featuresContributions from eminent practising counsellors and psychotherapists in a range of fields of practice provide authoritative insights and reflect diversity of modalitiesAustralian case examples and stories from practitioners explore genuine work with clientsReflective practice questions and activities in each chapter encourage readers to reflect on what they’ve learnt and connect theory to practiceMargin note definitions and glossary help readers develop an understanding of professional terms
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  4. Free Delivery Worldwide : Counselling Couples and Families : Paperback : SAGE Publications Inc : 9780761957911 : 076195791X : 04 Oct 1999 : Extra para for end of O'Leary blurb: Counselling Couples and Families will be invaluable to beginning counsellors as well as to established practitioners wishing to develop their skills as a relational counsellor, whether or not they have experience in either person-centred or couple and family counselling.
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  5. Praise for the first edition: ’The content of the book is excellent…. The strength lies in its detailed application of ideas to practice. The use of the case material to illustrate application is excellent and works well.’ - Helen Cosis-Brown, University of MiddlesexThis new edition of Counselling Skills for Social Work argues that good counselling skills are at the heart of effective social work practice. Building on the success of the first edition, this core textbook brings a range of therapeutic models, with their theoretical underpinnings and skills, directly into a social work context. By looking at how the underlying theory can be applied to professional practice, chapters identify the key skills which can be employed for the most effective social work intervention. Key features of the book include:- a practical skills-based approach;- a focus on service-user experiences and arange of case-studies drawn from a variety of `real-life’ settings;- a new chapter dedicated to counselling young people;- chapter content is linked to the most recent NOS and GSCC guidelines structuring training and practice; - end-of-chapter Reflective Questions and Tips for Practice summarising the key theoretical concepts and their applications.Written in a lively and engaging style this updated new edition will be an invaluable text for undergraduate students in social work. It will also be useful for qualified practitioners to enhance understanding of communication and the process of change through the medium of counselling skills.
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  6. Free Delivery Worldwide : Counselling and Psychotherapy in Primary Care : Paperback : John Wiley and Sons Ltd : 9780471982289 : 0471982288 : 17 Aug 1998 : How can psychotherapists, counsellors and medical practitioners best determine the most appropriate treatment for individual patients in primary care? The growth of counselling and therapy in primary care has been accompanied by pressure for shorter-term, brief treatments and evidence-based, managed care.
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  7. “If you need one book that’s crammed with clinically excellent, genuinely well informed and useful ideas for working with family relationships in all their permutations, this is undoubtedly it” Prof. Colin Feltham, Sheffield Hallam University, UK This book is a practical skills-based introduction to relationship counselling. It covers couple counselling for parents, whole family counselling and counselling for children and young people with regard to their relationships with siblings, peers, and parents. The text also includes: o an introduction to relationship counselling theory and concepts o discussion of the importance of relying on a clearly defined theory of change o ways to address parenting issues o an exploration of confidentiality, disclosing inappropriate behaviour and personal safety. Kathryn and David Geldard present an integrative model of relationship counselling which combines skills and strategies from a number of approaches. Their practical guide integrates individual and subgroup counselling with whole family counselling, providing much-needed material on methods and approaches for communicating with children and young people.The book will be invaluable to new relationship counsellors learning the skills required in order to bring about change, and will be a useful reference book for experienced counsellors.
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  8. This landmark handbook brings together the fundamentals of counselling children and young people theory, research, skills and practice. It addresses what every successful trainee or practitioner needs to know in a way that is comprehensive, accessible and jargon-free. Divided into four parts, it covers: theory and practice approaches, including chapters on child development, person-centred, psychodynamic, CBT, Gestalt approaches, and more counselling process, including chapters on the therapeutic relationship, skills, groupwork, supervision practice issues, including chapters on law and policy, ethics, diversity, challenging behaviour practice settings, including chapters on health and social care settings, school and education, multi-agency and collaboration. Each chapter includes a chapter introduction and summary, reflective questions and activities, helping trainees to cement their learning. With chapters contributed by leading experts and academics in the field, this book is essential reading for trainees and practitioners working with children and young people.
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  9. Free Delivery Worldwide : Counselling Athletes: Applying Reversal Theory : Hardback : Taylor & Francis Ltd : 9780419261209 : 0419261206 : 01 Sep 2001 : Counselling Athletes: Applying Reversal Theory describes the basic elements of the Reversal theory by using examples from sport, and applying them to help understand human motivation, emotion and personality.
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  10. The definitive guide to the skills and techniques used when working with children experiencing emotional problems, this book covers all you need to know about: The goals for counselling children and the child-counsellor relationshipPractice frameworks for working effectively with childrenPlay therapy and the use of different media and activitiesBuilding self-esteem and social skills through the use of worksheets.This fifth edition has been updated to include: A new chapter on technology; its influence on children and ways that technology can be used during counsellingNew content on issues of diversity and difference in counselling children The different contexts in which counselling children occurDiscussion of concepts of wellbeing and resilience Updated references and research. The book is supported by a new companion website that provides training materials and handouts on a range of skills for counselling children including: helping the child to tell their story sand tray work, the use of miniature animals, the use of clay, and helping the child to change thoughts and behaviour. This highly practical guide is vital reading for counsellors, psychologists, social workers, occupational therapists, nurses and teachers working or training to work with children.
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  11. Free Delivery Worldwide : Counselling and Therapy Techniques : Paperback : Sage Publications Ltd : 9781847879585 : 1847879586 : 15 Nov 2010 : Counselling and Therapy Techniques covers all the major counselling approaches and provides all the tools required for developing a therapeutic relationship with clients.
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  12. Free Delivery Worldwide : Counselling in a Nutshell : Paperback : Sage Publications Ltd : 9780857021151 : 085702115X : 19 Jan 2011 : Counselling in a Nutshell does what it says on the tin - it is the most concise, accessible and AFFORDABLE introduction to counselling in general. In this second edition Professor Windy Dryden updates his succinct discussion of key concepts and ideas of the therapeutic approach.
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  13. Free Delivery Worldwide : Genetic Counselling : Hardback : Taylor & Francis Ltd : 9780415082570 : 0415082579 : 01 Sep 1994 : This volume examines the social and ethical issues raised in genetic counselling, testing and screening. With equal emphasis on principle and practice, contributions are drawn both from health professionals and other contributors working in the fields of social science, philosophy, and law.
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  14. Free Delivery Worldwide : Counselling Skills for Health Professionals : Paperback : Chapman and Hall : 9780412566905 : 0412566907 : 01 Jan 1994 : No amount of talking, on its own, can really make a difference if people do not end up doing something as a result of counselling. Counselling Skills for Health Professionals is not just a 'how to do it' book: people are probably too complicated for that approach to be of much use.
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  15. Most of us find ourselves listening to other people’s problems at some time or another – either our friends’ or, in the course of our work, patients, pupils, clients, colleagues. This book, written clearly in user friendly language, takes the reader step by step through a range of skills to help them become a better listener, communicator and helper in their everyday lives, progressing from inviting the person to talk to ending a helping conversation. – Using plenty of examples, tips, exercises and sample conversations, the authors show how the skills described can be easily learned and can fit comfortably into everyday life. – This book is essential reading for everyone interested in improving their communication and helping skills as well as those students taking introductory courses in counselling and counselling skills.
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  16. Free Delivery Worldwide : Inside Counselling : Paperback : Sage Publications Ltd : 9780803975293 : 0803975295 : 11 Aug 1997 : Explores the experience of becoming and being a counsellor, and engaging in the therapeutic process. This book enters the internal, subjective world of counselling through its characters: students, counsellors, clients, supervisors and the author himself. It also provides personal development exercises.
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  17. Counselling Skills for Working with Trauma is a practical, introductory guide to counselling survivors of child abuse, neglect, rape, sexual violence, sexual trafficking, religious sexual abuse, and domestic abuse. Written in an accessible style, it provides a comprehensive introduction to complex trauma accompanied by advice on how to create a safe environment in which survivors can learn the skills to restore control over trauma symptoms, to aid healing and post traumatic growth. The book covers all of the key principles including: understanding the role of dissociation in complex trauma; the role of attachment; managing flashbacks, panic attacks, nightmares and dissociation; responding to shame and guilt; managing relationships; and the impact of working with complex trauma. It explores how practitioners can work more effectively with trauma, and offers techniques and skills which can easily be integrated into different therapeutic models.Featuring highlighted top tips, common pitfalls and a range of exercises, this is an essential guide for all professionals working with child and adult survivors of trauma.
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  18. Free Delivery Worldwide : Counselling in Primary Care : Paperback : Oxford University Press : 9780192631565 : 019263156X : 28 Mar 2002 : This book is published at a time when both primary care and counselling are at a watershed. It is a resource for doctors, counsellors and managers involved in planning and providing services in primary care and includes discussion on how far and in what ways counselling can contribute to the care provided by the primary health care team.
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  19. Free Delivery Worldwide : Genetic Counselling : Paperback : Taylor & Francis Ltd : 9780415082587 : 0415082587 : 01 Sep 1994 : This volume examines the social and ethical issues raised in genetic counselling, testing and screening. With equal emphasis on principle and practice, contributions are drawn both from health professionals and other contributors working in the fields of social science, philosophy, and law.
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  20. Written by an experienced and awarded psychologist, Listening, Learning, Caring and Counselling is essential reading for counsellors, support workers, case workers, medical practitioners, health professionals – from physiotherapists, pharmacists, doctors, dentists and their assistants to nutritionists and naturopaths – serious life coaches and emergency workers, as well as those in the fields of human resources. Presented as a highly accessible reference work, Listening, Learning, Caring and Counselling draws upon an immense wealth of case studies that emphasise how health professionals can give their clients the help they need during times such as grief, depression and addiction.
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