Person-Centred Counselling in a Nutshell

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SAGE, Apr 6, 2006 - Psychology - 109 pages
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`well written and succinct. Within each chapter are short punchy sections, which maintain interest. The author addresses some of the main criticisms of the approach and does so in a clear and concise manner. Each chapter ends with helpful suggestions for further reading. Also included are case studies which help to illustrate key points throughout′ - The Journal of Critical Psychology, Counselling & Psychotherapy

`Size-wise, these books span an open palm and have a very handy flap on the back and front as an integral feature of the cover which can be used as a bookmark. They are concise, yet thorough, providing introductions to the key elements of the theory and practice underpinning major therapeutic approaches... [An] ideal ′intro′... I would recommend these books because, ′in a nutshell′, they work′ - Therapy Today

Person-Centred Counselling in a Nutshell provides a short, accessible guide to one of the most popular approaches to counselling. Based on the ideas of Carl Rogers, the approach′s main premise is that clients knows themselves better than anyone else. It is the job of the person-centred practitioner to enable the client to discover and utilise their inner resources in order to change and grow.

Using examples drawn from practice, Roger Casemore outlines the main principles of the person-centred approach including the core therapeutic conditions:

o congruence

o unconditional positive regard, and

o empathy.

Person-Centred Counselling in a Nutshell is ideal first reading for all who are new to learning about counselling.


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An Overview of the PersonCentred Approach
Beginning the Counselling Relationship
The Beliefs Underpinning
The Challenge of the Three Central Conditions
The Process of Personality Change
The Relationship is the Therapy

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Roger Casemore is Senior Teaching Fellow and Director of Counselling courses at University of Warwick

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