An Introduction to Counselling and Psychotherapy: From Theory to Practice (Paperback)
  • An Introduction to Counselling and Psychotherapy: From Theory to Practice (Paperback)

An Introduction to Counselling and Psychotherapy: From Theory to Practice (Paperback)

Paperback 528 Pages / Published: 01/06/2018
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This book introduces readers to everything they need to know about counselling and psychotherapy theory, skills and practice. Drawing on years of experience as a counselling practitioner and educator, Andrew Reeves links theory to the development of appropriate skills and locates it within the context of therapeutic practice. Features including chapter summaries, discussion questions, prompts for reflection, case examples and further reading help students to apply what they've learnt and give them the confidence to progress into practice. The book covers: key theoretical approaches personal development counselling skills professional settings law, policy, values and ethics working with difference and diversity client and present issues, and more

Learning is also supported by a wealth of online resources such as case studies and videos that show what theory looks like in practice, as well as journal articles to help extend knowledge. This is the essential text for any trainee practitioner, or for anyone needing an introduction to the foundations of counselling theory and practice.

Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
ISBN: 9781526423856
Number of pages: 528
Dimensions: 232 x 186 mm
Edition: 2nd Revised edition


Reeves' (and his colleagues) text is one of the most comprehensive textbooks that introduces counselling and psychotherapy to students. It has a very broad scope, offers an in-depth perspective and yet remains student and reader-friendly.

-- Ladislav Timulak
Andrew's wealth of experience shines through in this comprehensive account of what it entails to be a counsellor or psychotherapist. No stone is left unturned as he accurately identifies salient issues in training, routine practice and professional mastery. Highly recommended for both practitioners and potential clients.
-- Emeritus Professor Sue Wheeler

Reeves and his chapters' co-authors have done us a great service here. Written with clarity and authority, his updated Introduction offers both practical and theoretical insights across the broad and complex territories of the current counselling and psychotherapy world. The book's sheer scope is impressive, but equally so is his personal presence in the text. The reader never loses the sense of who is talking to them: someone steeped in, and deeply committed to, the therapeutic enterprise.

-- Jonathan Wyatt

Jammed with useful and easy to read information, this is a great book for trainee counsellors who are looking to expand their theoretical knowledge through practical and fun means.

-- Lauren Walker

Easy reading, this book is easier to understand than any other

-- Philippa Bullock

I think this new edition would be a vital resource for all current and future trainees of the counselling profession. I will be using this new edition especially for the video materials

-- Frances Head

A comprehensive and thought-provoking introduction to what counselling is and how it is practised; ideal for all therapists-in-training, qualified practitioners of all modes and other professionals performing a counselling role.

-- Angela Russell

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