Counselling Training Texts

First Steps in Counselling: A students’ companion for basic introductory courses (4th edition)

First Steps in Counselling: A students' companion for basic introductory courses (4th edition)

ISBN 978 1 906254 41 4 (2011)

With over 100, 000 copies sold, First Steps in Counselling remains the text of choice for both students and tutors participating in introductory courses. Setting the standard for approachable entry-level books, the 4th revised edition provides an absolutely up-to-date text for today's students, covering theory, personal development and building helping skills. …
Next Steps in Counselling Practice (2nd edn): A students’ companion for degrees, HE diplomas and voc

Next Steps in Counselling Practice (2nd edn): A students' companion for degrees, HE diplomas and vocational courses

ISBN 978 1 898059 66 0 (2009)

This textbook is the second edition of the follow-on to First Steps in Counselling – the first edition has been a bestseller every year for twelve years. Now completely revised and updated for the twenty-first century, this reasonably priced book is suitable for those studying counselling and psychotherapy from intermediate…
Learning and Being in Person-Centred Counselling (third edition)

Learning and Being in Person-Centred Counselling (third edition)

ISBN 9781910919590 – pp 270 Published July 2020

Learning and Being in Person-Centred Counselling has inspired and guided thousands of counselling students since it was first published in 1999. Tony Merry died in 2004, and this third edition has been updated, with a new chapter on recent developments, by Sheila Haugh, a long-time colleague who knew him and his work…
The Single-Session Counselling Primer

The Single-Session Counselling Primer: principles and practice

ISBN 9781910919569 – pp174

This bestselling series presents unparalleled, comprehensive descriptions of key counselling approaches in the twenty-first century. Ideal for students requiring a theory bridge between introductory, intermediate and diploma courses or focused input for comparative essays and integrative theory assignments. In The Single-Session Counselling Primer: principles and practice, Windy Dryden outlines the…
Psychiatry and Mental Health

Psychiatry and Mental Health: a guide for counsellors and psychotherapists

ISBN 9781910919521 - pp 602.

Increasingly, counsellors and psychotherapists are working with people who have been diagnosed with a mental disorder and are required to understand and navigate the mental health system. Counselling training rarely covers the fields of psychiatry and mental health diagnoses in detail and there are few reliable resources on which they…
In Love With Supervision

In Love with Supervision: creating transformative conversations

ISBN 9781910919514 (06/02/20)

Robin and Joan Shohet are pioneers in supervision training for the helping professions. Much more than a manual, this book embodies the heart, soul, spirit and values of their training courses – a golden treasury of insight, wisdom and practical techniques. Its detailed descriptions of their courses apply directly to…
Questioning Psychology

Questioning Psychology: beyond theory and control

ISBN 9781910919484

What gets in the way of our understanding other people? So asks psychologist Brian Levitt in this challenging and deeply reflective book. Levitt writes with honesty and humility about the profession in which he has worked for 25 years and the people he has worked with. He questions the assumptions that…
Case Studies in Existential Therapy: translating theory into practice

Case Studies in Existential Therapy: translating theory into practice

ISBN 9781910919286

Foreword by Emmy van Deurzen The ethos of existential therapy is that practitioners seek to co-create a therapeutic alliance with clients that emphasises being with rather than doing to. Trainees and practitioners alike are therefore eager to have access to accounts of what senior practitioners do in their day-to-day practice.…
Critical Mental Health Nursing: observations from the inside

Critical Mental Health Nursing: observations from the inside

ISBN 9781910919408

The argument that propels this emphatic book is that mental health nursing cannot continue to pin the blame for its own actions and failings on the psychiatric hierarchy. As the editors point out, mental health nursing is a degree-level qualification; it has achieved its ambition to be ‘a profession…