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A Student's Guide to Therapeutic Counselling

A Student's Guide to Therapeutic Counselling

December 2019 | 320 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Co-published with the CPCAB, this highly practical book is a comprehensive training guide based around 7 core processes of practitioner development. This will appeal to learners on diploma courses at Level 4 and above.  It offers a firm foundation of knowledge and skills, looks at practice issues, helps with study, and also answers the most common questions students have when training.

Part I: Training to be a counsellor
Chapter 1: Working ethically and safely as a counselling professional
Chapter 2: The therapeutic relationship
Chapter 3: Working with client diversity in counselling work
Chapter 4: A User-centred Approach
Chapter 5: Working with self-awareness
Chapter 6: Counselling Skills and theory
Chapter 7: Working self reflectively
Part II: Practice Issues
Chapter 8: The counselling training placement
Chapter 9: Placement supervision
Chapter 10: Agency requirements
Chapter 11: Personal therapy requirements
Chapter 12: Trainee self-care and avoidance of burnout
Chapter 13: Writing a case study
Chapter 14: Recording a counselling session and analysing a transcript
Part III: Professional Issues
Chapter 11: What If?
1. Touch

2. Time Boundaries

3. Placement Ethics

4. Judgements

5. Client changing mind

6. Gifts

7. Boundaries outside of counselling sessions

8. Dual relationship

9. Dress

10. Fitness to practice

11. Attracted to client

12. Confidentiality and assisted suicide

13. Virtual reality, social media, internet, email, texts

14. Session cost

Chapter 12: What Next?

This is an excellent book for our first year undergraduates as they begin to develop counselling skills.

Mrs Kathy Humberstone
College of Health & Social Care, University of Derby (Chesterfield)
December 2, 2020

The best source of information for this level of counselling training

Mrs Rachel Leonie Young
Career Education, Banbury Counselling Academy
May 1, 2020

This book is a very helpful, informative companion to anyone undertaking the CPCAB diploma. It retains the style of the Level 2/3 book, making it accessible to students.

Mrs Hilary McNair
Kent Adult Education, Hilderstone College
February 28, 2020

This book is great for general information for students in terms of answering some questions they may have, however doesn't offer much in terms of reference material for when writing assignments.

Mrs Louise Allen
Counselling Department, Riverside College Halton
December 12, 2019

A very useful book that helps students understand an often complex and varied subject

Dr Martin Smith
Department of Social Work and Health, Nottingham Trent University
November 14, 2019

We are using this text book as it follows the CPCAB syllabus and gives students excellant support away from the classroom to write their journals and assignments.

Miss Sharon Hills
Counseling, Kent Adult Education
October 8, 2019

This was a long awaited book written specifically for CPCAB dip students and as such it is a perfect resource for our students. It is clearly written covers all aspects of their training and has good use of examples and exercises. Great book

Ms Deana Friel
Health and Social Care, North West Regional College
March 22, 2019