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

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

Pete Sanders
Paul Wilkins
Alan Frankland

ISBN 978 1 898059 66 0 (2009)

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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 level, through HE diploma up to degree courses. It is a companion to accompany the reader as they progress through a wide range of courses. Its approachable, interactive style made it a favourite at colleges, universities and institutes throughout the UK. The new edition runs to over 370 pages, features a new page layout and is packed with side notes, activities, notes from practice and vignettes featuring the lives of fictional characters. New sections on research and the contexts of counselling plus a huge amount of other new material complete this impressive book.

This complete revision of the best selling first edition is destined to become a core text both for students on professional counselling trainings and for those developing their competence in using counselling skills. The book is unique within the field, written in a very accessible, personal and interactive style and includes reflective exercises, vignettes from counselling practice, suggestions for further reading and a running glossary of terms used. Highly recommended. Peter Pearce, Metanoia Institute

Introductions

1 Getting your bearings
1.1 Thinking about human helping
1.2 Thinking about human distress and problems

2 The helping relationship
2.1 Making contact
2.2 Client problems
2.3 The counsellor prepares to help
2.4 Acceptance
2.5 Empathy
2.6 The client is aware of the conditions
2.7 Putting it all together

3 The relationship in action
3.1 Setting up and getting started: structuring and contracting
3.2 Assessment, and diagnosis
3.3 Listening, exploring and action
3.4 Direction, other perspectives, questions and challenge
3.5 Counselling in difficult situations
3.6 Referral and ending

4 Context and settings
4.1 Counselling in the 21st Century
4.2 Counselling in the real world
4.3 Counselling as complementary skill

5 Personal and professional development
5.1 Ethics, safety and accountability5.2 Support and supervision
5.3 Personal and professional development
5.4 Reflection, evaluation and research

A fantastically engaging, comprehensive and down-to-earth guide to counselling practice. Animated throughout with exercises, notes from experts in the field, and vignettes of clients and therapeutic work, the book makes an ideal all-in-one-guide for trainee counsellors. Mick Cooper, Professor of Counselling, University of Roehampton.

This book will be the perfect companion for Diploma and Certificates courses in HE. Everything is covered at the right level, with lots of new material covering current debates and controversies, firmly locating counselling and relationship based helping in the 21st century. The references are bang up-to-date.  Our tutor team agree this will be an excellent new resource. Louise Young, University of East Anglia.

This complete revision of the best selling first edition is destined to become a core text both for students on professional counselling trainings and for those developing their competence in using counselling skills. The book is unique within the field, written in a very accessible, personal and interactive style and includes reflective exercises, vignettes from counselling practice, suggestions for further reading and a running glossary of terms used. Highly recommended. Peter Pearce, Metanoia Institute

Pete Sanders

Pete Sanders

Pete Sanders spent over 30 years practising as a counsellor, educator and clinical supervisor. He has written, co-written and edited numerous books, chapters and papers on many aspects of counselling, psychotherapy and mental health. He continues to have active interest in developing person-centred theory, the politics of counselling and psychotherapy, and the demedicalisation of distress. He has given keynote addresses at several UK and European conferences and also offers workshops in a few areas that continue to interest him. He is a pre-therapy/contact work trainer and trustee of the Soteria Network UK.  Follow Pete Sanders at http://twitter.com/@PeteSanders51

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Paul Wilkins

Paul Wilkins

 I am an academic and therapist deeply committed to the person-centred approach about which I have written papers, chapters and books. My doctoral study was concerned with what it means to be person-centred and I am currently as much interested in how to be person-centred as a researcher as I am in extending my understanding of person-centred theory and practice. I am passionate about the creativity I see as inherent in the approach and seek to apply this to all areas of my life. When I am not thinking, writing, researching or teaching, I enjoy the good things the world has to offer; wild places, music, wine and food, to name but a few! Until my recent retirement I was senior lecturer in the Department of Pyschology and Social Change at Manchester Metropolitan University.

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Alan Frankland

Alan Frankland

Alan Frankland is a psychologist who has been counselling now for over 25 years. He has a busy independent therapy and supervision practice (APSI) in Nottingham. Formerly Principal Lecturer and Head of the Division of Counselling and Psychotherapy at Nottingham Trent University where there used to be a BACP Accredited Counsellor Training programme, he is now the BPS Stipendiary Registrar for Counselling Psychology, and his direct training activities are currently confined to relatively small contributions to the professional programmes run by various independent Person-Centred training schemes in the UK and France. A Fellow of BACP and a BPS Chartered Counselling Psychologist, he has served on committees within both organizations for many years. His current work with BPS mirrors an earlier (non-stipendiary) role he had with BAC when he chaired the Individual Accreditation process for some years. He is a former Chair of the BPS Division of Counselling Psychology and was for a time an elected member of Council and the BPS Board of Directors. He has recently joined the Co-ordinating Group of BAPCA. Occasionally he still finds time to write both for PCCS. Turning one's hobby into one's job sometimes makes it difficult to stop work, but Alan also loves food and beer, wine and cats and crosswords, and getting away to his French rural retreat as often as possible.

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