Basic Personal Counselling is an easy-to-read introduction to counselling skills for both professional and volunteer counsellors and workers in the helping professions. Fully up-to-date, and reflecting current best practice, this Australian text:
– Introduces counselling skills in a logical sequence and provides practical examples of the skills in action
– Show how combining counselling skills using an integrative approach can produce change
– Discusses the processes of change involved in counselling
– Provides approaches for counselling people with specific problems such as anger, depression, grief, or suicidal ideation
Discusses professional issues including: confidentiality: ethics: record-keeping: arrangement of a counselling room: the need to care for yourself and the importance and use of supervision.