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…
In Love With Supervision

In Love with Supervision: creating transformative conversations

ISBN 9781910919514

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…
Counselling, Class and Politics: undeclared influences in therapy

Counselling, Class and Politics: undeclared influences in therapy

ISBN 9781910919361

First published in 1996, Anne Kearney’s ground-breaking book on class in counselling and its invisibility within the training curriculum and the counselling relationship is reissued here with new commentaries from practitioners, clients and educationalists writing today. Anne died before she could start work on a planned revision of her…
Psychotherapy: a critical examination

Psychotherapy: a critical examination

ISBN 978 1 906254 61 2

In this, the latest addition to the PCCS Books Critical Examination series, internationally acknowledged academic and psychotherapist, teacher and supervisor Keith Tudor focuses his spotlight on psychotherapy. The aim of the series is to subject the varied psy professions to rigorous critique by leading proponents in their fields. As Professor…
Schools-Based Counselling

The School-Based Counselling Primer

ISBN 978 1 906254 78 0 (2016)

For students beginning to think about their future in the workplace, a school-based counselling post is likely to be a popular consideration. Policy agendas and funding streams indicate an increased commitment to the mental health of our young people, and the school setting is an obvious place to meet those…