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A Beginner's Guide to Training in Counselling & Psychotherapy
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A Beginner's Guide to Training in Counselling & Psychotherapy

First Edition
Edited by:
  • Robert Bor - Royal Free Hospital, UK
  • Stephen Palmer - Centre for Stress Management, London, Centre for Coaching, London

December 2001 | 200 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
'This book will be of interest to anyone who may be considering training for a career in counselling and psychotherapy.... This text provides the reader with a considerable amount of information that may be used to select and hopefully successfully complete the right programme of study pertinent to their specific requirements. It maintains a good balance of being honest about the often rigorous and intense task of completing training, as well as being kindly reassuring that success can be achieved if approached in the right manner with sound advice being given throughout on how this may be carried out effectively' - Jacqueline A Lawrence, Counselling Psychology Review

This highly practical and informative book is designed for all who are considering training in counselling, counselling psychology or psychotherapy. To secure work within these increasingly professional and competitive fields, candidates need to have the appropriate training and qualifications. While theoretically, and in practice, the professional groups have much in common, each has its own distinct training routes and qualifications which can be confusing for the newcomer.

A Beginner's Guide to Training in Counselling & Psychotherapy sets out clearly the range of options for trainees including the professional pathways and main theoretical models available to them. Drawing on their vast experience as trainers, practitioners and former trainees, the contributors provide insights into what to expect from training and offer clear advice to help the reader:

- select the right training

- identify personal qualities which make them suitable or unsuitable

- make a successful application

- get the most out of training

This book is the ideal starting point for anyone considering training in counselling, counselling psychology or psychotherapy. Trainers who want to provide students with an overview of the training process will find this an excellent text to recommend as initial or pre-course reading.


Robert Bor and Stephen Palmer
Introduction
Ray Woolfe
Training Routes into Therapy
Gladeana McMahon
British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Accreditation
Kasia Szymanska and Stephen Palmer
United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)
Jill D Wilkinson
British Psychological Society (BPS)
Linda Papadopoulos and Justin Parker
Three Main Models of Psychological Counselling
Peter Ruddell and Berni Curwen
Personal Qualities of a Competent Counsellor
Charles Legg
Preparing Your Application
Christine Parrott
Preparing for an Interview
Kasia Szymanska
Expectations and the Reality of Training
Malcolm C Cross and David Glass
Getting the Most out of Training
John Davy
Personal Therapy
Susie Robbins and David G Purves
Personal Experiences of Training
Diane Hammersley
Life after Training

'This book will be of interest to anyone who may be considering training for a career in counselling and psychotherapy.... This text provides the reader with a considerable amount of information that may be used to select and hopefully successfully complete the right programme of study pertinent to their specific requirements. It maintains a good balance of being honest about the often rigorous and intense task of completing training, as well as being kindly reassuring that success can be achieved if approached in the right manner with sound advice being given throughout on how this may be carried out effectively' - Jacqueline A Lawrence, Counselling Psychology Review


Although a well written and easy to follow text, not currently required on our reading list for health students

Dr Peter Leadbetter
Health & Social Care, Edge Hill University
April 20, 2015

An excellent text for anyone who may be interested in training to become a counsellor. It provides clear, concise and up to date information on the range of options available to them.

Mrs Gael Kilduff
Social Science , PCI College
March 15, 2013

A good book for trainers, even though it is aimed at the beginner student. The list of contributors is quite impressive and almost shows a who's who in the counselling world. it covers a range of areas useful in guiding students throughout their training.

Mr Geoff Gordon
Social work and Counselling, Stockport College
May 26, 2011

Sample Materials & Chapters

PDF file of Prelims and Introduction


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