Basic Personal Counselling is an easy to read introduction to counselling that reflects current best practice. It teaches core interviewing skills and provides a framework of practical examples and training group exercises to enable students to progressively build a skill repertoire. The book is designed to prepare students for field placement and therefore has a strong vocational focus.
' Introduces counselling skills in a logical sequence and provides practical examples of the skills in action
' Discusses the process of change involved in counselling
' Provides approaches for counselling people with specific problems such as anger, depression, grief, suicidal ideation
' Discusses professional issues including: confidentiality, ethics, record keeping