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The Therapeutic Relationship in Counselling and Psychotherapy
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The Therapeutic Relationship in Counselling and Psychotherapy



March 2015 | 168 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

What is a therapeutic alliance? How do I create a bond? What might lead to the alliance breaking down? What do I do when the relationship feels stuck?

 

These are just some of the questions addressed in this important new book for trainee and qualified therapists wanting to understand, engage in and make the most of the therapeutic relationship.

 

Taking you through each stage of the therapeutic process, from initial boundary setting to effective endings, the book considers a number of different settings and client groups such as working in an online environment and with children and young people. Structured around ‘Frequently Asked Questions’, an accessible and engaging narrative guides you though the skills and considerations for an effective therapeutic relationship, as well as the potential challenges it might face. 

 

Bringing to the forefront the mutuality of the relationship and the client as a proactive agent, this book will equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to develop trusting and productive relationships with your clients.


 
Preface
 
Boundaries and the therapeutic frame
 
Collaboration
 
Empathic understanding and listening
 
Care and warmth
 
Being real
 
Relating at depth
 
Therapeutic relationships with children and young people
 
Telephone and online counselling relationships
 
Conclusion

This book provides a clear and concise introduction to key issues concerning the therapeutic relationship. It is written in a style that is accessible, engaging and encouraging of reflection and is likely to be of benefit for both new and seasoned practitioners.

Mr Damian White
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, Surrey University
March 16, 2015

Excellent text for all students on a counselling course

Mrs Diane Forrester
Community Studies, Truro College
March 11, 2015

Good complimentary text for our relational course.

Ms Lesley Spencer
School of Sport, Health & Applied Social Sciences, University of South Wales (Newport)
March 10, 2015

easy to read

Mrs Deborah Regan
health and social care, Havering College of FE & HE
February 25, 2015
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Chapter 1: The Therapeutic Frame


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