Introduction to Counselling Skills
Text and Activities
AUTHOR: Nelson-Jones, Richard
PUBLISHER: SAGE Publications, Limited
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`As a course book or an aide to individual learning this book contains a wealth of information and guidance based on years of study and practice. It is easy to use because it is clearly signposted. I particularly like the way the author addresses the range of issues a student needs to consider before embarking on a counselling course. The structure of building block by block, skill by skill, simplifies assessment' - Counselling and Psychotherapy Journal
This practical and engaging textbook is for use on introductory courses aimed at developing fundamental counselling skills. Combining explanations, examples and activities, the book will be invaluable in a wide range of educational, voluntary and professional settings. Whether intending to work as counsellors or to use counselling skills in other professional roles, students will find this an essential source of information and guidance.
Richard Nelson-Jones demonstrates the central importance of warm and humane helping relationships, and encourages students to use their hearts as well as their heads in developing their counselling skills. The book explains: what counselling skills are; how to improve listening skills; ways of clarifying and expanding understanding; changing communications, actions and thinking; how to conduct sessions; and ethical issues.
Each chapter incorporates a list of intended outcomes, a summary and practical activities to help students in their learning. Examples and case studies are included throughout and a glossary of terms is provided.
PUBLICATION DATE: 12/20/1999