Is this the right book for me?Understand Counselling will give you a clear understanding of the main counselling theories and help you develop vital counselling skills. It will introduce you to the three main branches of counselling - psychodynamic therapy, person-centred therapy and cognitive behavioural therapy - and familiarize you with the key features of each one. Whether you are interested in training as a counsellor, are considering counselling yourself or simply want to become a better communicator, this book will give you confidence and understanding.Understand Counselling includes:Part one: The fundamentalsChapter 1: The counselling roleChapter 2: The counsellor's roleChapter 3: Skills used in counsellingChapter 4: The benefits of acquiring counselling skillsChapter 5: Enjoying the explorationPart two - A deeper understanding - training to a professional levelChapter 6: Course ComponentsChapter 7:The three major approachesChapter 8: Demystifying the jargonChapter 9: Dealing with angerChapter 10: Underlying issuesChapter 11: Cultural IssuesChapter 12: Working OnlineLearn effortlessly with a new easy-to-read page design and interactive features: Not got much time?One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.Author insightsLots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.Test yourselfTests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.Extend your knowledgeExtra online articles at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of counselling.Five things to rememberQuick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.Try thisInnovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.
Aileen Milne is a trained and highly experienced counsellor. She has her own private practice and currently works for a counselling agency which provides short-term counselling - both face-to-face and over the telephone - for many companies and organizations throughout the UK. She has worked in both short-term and long-term counselling and with a wide range of issues, giving her a truly comprehensive knowledge base. She both attends and facilitates numerous workshops.