Counselling Training Texts

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…
Therapist Limits

Therapist Limits in Person-Centred Therapy

ISBN 978 1 906254 81 0 (2015)

Therapist Limits in Person-Centred Therapy by Lisbeth Sommerbeck addresses the moment at which therapy becomes difficult due to therapist limits. These could be limits in experience, contextual limits, ethical limits or limit-setting, all of which are issues frequently brought to supervision. Although such dilemas are frequently experienced there is very…
Difficult Edge

Person-Centred Practice at the Difficult Edge

ISBN 9781 906254 69 8 (2014)

This book presents accounts of the practice of the person-centred approach (PCA) with people suffering from a range of severe and enduring conditions. Comprehensively refuting the notion that person-centred therapy is suitable only for the 'worried well', it backs up contemporary practice with appropriate theory. For students, academic and professional…
Person-Centred Therapy

Person-Centred Therapy Theory and Practice in the 21st Century

ISBN 978 1 906254 68 1 (2013)

The aims of this booklet are:  to provide a brief introduction to person-centred therapy theory, both for beginners and for those who have a passing understanding, but might have dismissed it as out-dated, simplistic or irrelevant to explain the radical nature of person-centred therapy whilst demonstrating its relevance…
Counselling and Counselling Psychology

Counselling and Counselling Psychology: A critical examination

ISBN 978 1 906254 58 2 (2013)

Any theory is only as strong as its capacity to withstand sustained critical examination.  The practice of critique must, therefore, form the basis of both good academic work and thoughtful clinical practice. This new series of ‘Critical Examinations’  looks at the claims of Psychology and various…
The Existential Counselling Primer

The Existential Counselling Primer

ISBN 978 1 906254 51 3 (2012)

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. Individual volumes are perfect supplements to the Steps in Counselling series as…
Learning and Being in Person-Centred Counselling (2nd edition)

Learning and Being in Person-Centred Counselling (2nd edition)

ISBN 978 1 898059 53 0 (2002)

The second edition of this hugely popular book 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…