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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 perspectives Each 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 Counselli
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  2. “For anyone in a caring, facilitative or managing role, Counselling Skills provides a uniquely comprehensive, accessible and practical guide to interpersonal helping. It introduces a way of working that is both focused and personalised: tailored to an individual client’s specific goals and preferences. The book will be invaluable to anyone who wants to help others deal with their problems.“Mick Cooper, University of Strathclyde, UK “Not everyone possesses the skills required to ensure that professional communication is compassionate and supportive, but the skills can be learned and this book on Counselling Skills provides just the resource needed. Its authors have the experience as practitioners and teachers to imbue the text with wisdom derived from life, academia and counselling. The book is carefully crafted and beautifully written; it includes exercises and examples that enhance learning; it is comprehensive and completely relevant for anyone who seeks to use counselling skills competently in their work.“Professor Sue Wheeler, University of Leicester, UK “The book offers a sound and accessible introduction for anyone considering formal counselling skills training … As a bereavement counsellor I will gladly keep a place for this book on my bookshelf, as it offers a useful refresher in basic skills. I would certainly recommend it to colleagues within pastoral caring roles and other caring professions.“Sally Smith, Counselling Psychology student at The University of Wolverhampton, UK This bestselling book is designed to help counselling trainees acquire and develop the skills and techniques needed to have therapeutic impact with their clients. It also provides those in the helping professions with an easy-to-follow model of ‘embedded counselling’ that provides tools and strategies for offering counselling relationships within a diversity of work settings. The new edition is thoroughly revised and features nine new chapters, addressing such topics as: an A-Z of practical counselling skills, dealing with difficult relationships, issues caused by cultural diversity or life transitions, and issues in loss and bereavement. The book also covers: Key counselling skills such as caring, listening, questioning and reframing, reflection, attunement to a client, challenging and giving advice Building a counselling relationship Developing understanding of clients’ issues Resolving difficult feelings and emotions Ethical principles of counselling practice Working together to change behaviour Counselling Skills, 2nd edition is packed with exercises and information on recent studies, to help readers relate theory to their own practice. Written in an accessible, engaging style, with numerous case examples, this book is suitable for students taking courses or modules in counselling skills, counsellors in training, and any professionals who may provide counselling support within their roles, including teachers, doctors, community workers, social workers and nurses.
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  3. Discover the practical skills for helping others. Whether you are considering becoming a counsellor, have to provide some form of counselling as part of your job, or are simply interested in communicating well, Counselling Skills For Dummies provides the perfect introduction to the practical basics of counselling. Starting with a thorough guide to the qualities, knowledge and skills needed to become a ?listening helper?, the book goes on to provide a framework for a counselling session, helping you to successfully manage a potentially daunting process. Counselling Skills For Dummies, 2nd Edition: Illustrates how you can create a positive relationship between listener and speaker Teaches you how to structure a helping conversation Explains how asking the right questions are important to the progression of the relationship between speaker and listener Shows how you can better understand yourself, which is a crucial step in ensuring that you break down your own barriers to listening
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  4. 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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  5. This is the definitive guide to counselling adolescents. Now in its fourth edition, this bestseller has introduced thousands of trainees and practitioners to the theory, principals, skills and techniques of proactively counselling this client group. New to the fourth edition: – A new chapter on the contemporary context of adolescence, exploring the challenges, opportunities and influences facing young people today. – A new chapter on the use of technology when counselling young people – Useful links to relevant online resources at the end of each chapter – Updates to all chapters reflecting more recent understanding, research and literature – Additional case studies to help trainees apply theory and strategies to practice A multi-disciplinary book which recognises that a diversity of needs requires a diversity of approaches and skills, it uses case studies and examples to demonstrate this in a variety of settings. It is essential reading for trainees and practitioners in counselling, social work, the allied health professions and education.
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  6. Free Delivery Worldwide : Counselling for Depression : Paperback : Sage Publications Ltd : 9781446272091 : 1446272095 : 03 Apr 2014 : The first book to take a humanistic - person-centred/experiential - approach to counselling to the most commonly presenting client issue, depression. A landmark text, covering everything from evidence-based practice to training, supervision and research, it establishes humanistic counselling as an evidence-based psychological intervention.
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  7. This book is a comprehensive, easy-to-read introduction to personal counselling, written for student counsellors and new counsellors, and those who train/supervise them. The book contains many practical examples of the use of counselling micro-skills, includes client statements for use by trainers in teaching particular skills, explores the processes of change, and describes an integrative counselling process which enables counsellors to make informed choices about which skills to use at particular stages of the counselling process. Each chapter has a learning summary and a list of suggested further reading including reference to relevant research. Each of the skills chapters includes demonstration examples of suitable client statements and counsellor responses, followed by practice examples and student assignment examples.
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  8. “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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  9. 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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  10. 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 Middlesex This 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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  11. Free Delivery Worldwide : Counselling Skills For Dummies : Paperback : John Wiley & Sons Inc : 9781118657324 : 1118657322 : 30 Sep 2013 : Discover the practical skills for helping others. Whether you are considering becoming a counsellor, have to provide some form of counselling as part of your job, or are simply interested in communicating well, Counselling Skills For Dummies provides the perfect introduction to the practical basics of counselling.
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  12. Free Delivery Worldwide : Counselling Skills for Health Professionals : Paperback : Cengage Learning EMEA : 9780748793846 : 0748793844 : 31 Jan 2006 : The latest edition of this popular text has been updated to reflect research, changes and developments in counselling. Written by one of the country's most experienced counselling authors, this text combines theory and practice to give students a full understanding of the complexities of counselling.
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  13. The global population is ageing rapidly yet there is a shortage of skilled professionals able to support the wellbeing of older people in care. Older people can be more vulnerable to mental health issues such as loneliness, anxiety, grief, loss, and cognitive changes, and need therapeutic support that addresses their specific needs and conditions. This supportive guide for psychotherapists, counsellors and other professionals working with older people, addresses the growing demand for mental health services for older adults. It covers a range of issues that arise within this demographic including residential living, the referral process, assessment and engagement, and attitudes towards ageing, while contextualising these issues within larger social and political frameworks. The author describes specific interventions such as Narrative Therapy, Reminiscence Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy with practical case studies woven in throughout the book.
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  14. This highly anticipated fourth edition builds on the success of the previous editions which received worldwide acclaim for their sensitive, insightful, and practical approach to grief counselling.
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  15. Free Delivery Worldwide : Counselling for Toads : Paperback : Taylor & Francis Ltd : 9780415174299 : 0415174295 : 01 Feb 1998 : Robert De Board's engaging account of Toad's experience of counselling will capture the imagination of the growing readership of people who are interested in counselling and the counselling process.
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  16. This sixth edition provides an essential introduction to the major theoretical approaches in counselling and psychotherapy today. Comprehensive and accessible, it now includes two brand new chapters on Mindfulness and Positive Therapy, as well as additional content on ethics, on new developments in each approach, including the latest research and updated references. Following a clearly-defined structure, each chapter describes the origin of the therapeutic approach, a biography of its originator, its theory and practice, discusses case material and further developments, and suggests further reading. Each chapter also contains review and personal questions. Richard Nelson-Jones’ authoritative and practical textbook is the ideal companion for students on introductory courses and those embarking on professional training.
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  17. 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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  18. Free Delivery Worldwide : Understand Counselling : Paperback : Hodder & Stoughton General Division : 9781444100884 : 1444100882 : 29 Jan 2010 : Understand Counselling will teach you invaluable counselling skills and techniques which you can apply to all areas of your life.
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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. Free Delivery Worldwide : Understanding Career Counselling : Paperback : SAGE Publications Inc : 9781412903394 : 1412903394 : 27 Apr 2006 : Explores the theory, research and practice of career counselling from a British perspective. Divided into two parts, this book provides a comprehensive account of theories of career development and career counselling and their implications for practice. Taking a critical approach, it also shows how research informs our understanding of the field.
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  22. Free Delivery Worldwide : Effective Counselling with Young People : Paperback : Sage Publications Ltd : 9780857252951 : 085725295X : 24 May 2011 : An essential guide to using counselling skills and approaches with young people.
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  23. 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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  24. 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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