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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…
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…
Dynamics of Power 2

The Dynamics of Power in Counselling and Psychotherapy (2nd Edition)

ISBN 978 1 910919 18 7

This hard-hitting, impeccably referenced book draws on academic theories and analyses of power and the author's personal experience both as client and practitioner to critique power within the psychotherapeutic relationship and within the organisations where therapy takes place. Accessible, political and severely critical of her own profession, Proctor provides…
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…
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…