Learning and Being in Person-Centred Counselling (2nd edition)
ISBN 978 1 898059 53 0 (2002)
In the second edition of this hugely popular book, Tony Merry has reorganised and updated the text to include the latest initiatives in the world of counselling and psychotherapy. It offers in-depth discussion of all aspects of person-centred counselling from its origins to current developments in theory and practice.
The coverage of the topics is innovative, comprehensive and thorough. Tony Merry is renowned for his straightforward and accessible writing style, making Learning and Being in Person-Centred Counselling suitable for a wide variety of readers. The clear presentation is augmented by end-of-chapter checklists and the book is brought to life with suggestions for exploring and developing person-centred values, qualities, attitudes and skills. Learning and Being in Person-Centred Counselling is recommended for: certificate and diploma in counselling trainees and tutors; undergraduate psychology students and lecturers; nurses and social workers in training; those on vocational and professional helping professions-related courses; trainees on integrative, cognitive or psychodynamic courses; anyone seeking input on contemporary person-centred theory and practice.
•Introduction to person-centred counselling
•Human nature, actualisation and the emerging self
•Self and person
•Towards a theory of person-centred counselling
•Person-centred counselling in practice
•Working at 'relational depth': 'the kid with the chips'
•Developing person-centred values, skills, attitudes and personal qualities
•Training issues: Client work and personal development
This is an extremely comprehensive book which is written in an accessible style. It has a lot of practical applications and exercises as well as clearly explaining the theories. It is effective in linking the theory to the real experience and has a chapter about training and placement issues which will be ideal for students. I will certainly be recommending this text to students. Gary Morris, Mental Health Nursing Lecturer, University of Leeds, 2013.