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Person-Centred Counselling in a Nutshell

Person-Centred Counselling in a Nutshell

Second Edition

March 2011 | 144 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Person-Centred Counselling in a Nutshell is a short, accessible guide to one of the most popular approaches to counseling.

Using examples drawn from practice, Roger Casemore outlines, in a clear, jargon-free style, the main philosophical and theoretical principles of the person-centred approach, using the six core therapeutic conditions which need to be developed as a way of being in the counselor.

This revised and updated Second Edition includes new material on the philosophical principles which underpin the approach, on professional and ethical issues, on the use of person-centred counselling in short-term therapy, and on the wider application of the person-centred approach in other settings.

Providing a concise introduction to the philosophy, theory and practice of person-centred counseling, Person-Centred Counselling in a Nutshell is the ideal place to start for anyone reading about the approach for the first time, or for anyone embarking on training as a person-centred counselor.

An Overview of the Person-Centred Approach to Counselling and to Life
The Beliefs Underpinning the Person-Centred Approach
Beginning the Counselling Relationship
The Challenge of the Three Central Conditions
The Process of Personality Change in Counselling and in Life
The Relationship Is the Therapy

'This handy little book provides an accessible overview to many of the central tenets of person-centred practice and the philosophy that underpins it.'
Peter Pearce, Head of Person Centred Department
Metanoia Institute

Perfect as an introductory text for students, and others, seeking a simplified yet solid base of understanding in the person centred approach.

Mr Julian Bowers-Brown
School of Education & Professional Dev, University Campus Barnsley
November 18, 2018

Excellent small handy book explaining the basics of Person Centred Theory.
Useful for the beginner or for someone wanting a quick overview

counselling, Northbrook College
April 26, 2015

Really useful, well produced and certainly in a Nutshell. Will be useful for L3 and Diploma students.

Mrs Julie Wyman
Book Reviews, Devon Counselling College
February 20, 2015

A concise reference for key concepts of the person-centred approach. Written in an accessible style with illustrative examples. Useful for counselling certificate students.

Ms Helene Baker
counse, City Lit
July 17, 2014

This pocket sized book has everything you need to know about person-centred counselling. A must have for students studying this topic. Would highly recommend.

Miss Nicola Lord
department of health, preston collage
July 11, 2014

A very good primer

Mr Keith Walmsley-Smith
Psychology & Mental Health, Staffordshire University
August 29, 2013

A great little book to use as a reference in times of need

Mrs Stella Cosgrove
Workforce and Education Directorate, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
May 30, 2013

A useful meaty little book that is affordable and significanlty improves the assignments of those students who read it.

Mrs Sarah Jones
education and training, Gloucestershire College of Arts and Technology
April 12, 2013

A fantastic snap shot of PC counselling

Mrs Claire Smith
School of Education, Nottingham Trent University
March 13, 2013

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