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A Student's Guide to Therapeutic Counselling
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A Student's Guide to Therapeutic Counselling



December 2019 | 320 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Co-published with the CPCAB, this highly practical book is a comprehensive training guide based around 7 core processes of practitioner development. This will appeal to learners on diploma courses at Level 4 and above.  It offers a firm foundation of knowledge and skills, looks at practice issues, helps with study, and also answers the most common questions students have when training.

 
Introduction
 
Part I: Training to be a counsellor
 
Chapter 1: Working ethically and safely as a counselling professional
 
Chapter 2: The therapeutic relationship
 
Chapter 3: Working with client diversity in counselling work
 
Chapter 4: A User-centred Approach
 
Chapter 5: Working with self-awareness
 
Chapter 6: Counselling Skills and theory
 
Chapter 7: Working self reflectively
 
Part II: Practice Issues
 
Chapter 8: The counselling training placement
 
Chapter 9: Placement supervision
 
Chapter 10: Agency requirements
 
Chapter 11: Personal therapy requirements
 
Chapter 12: Trainee self-care and avoidance of burnout
 
Chapter 13: Writing a case study
 
Chapter 14: Recording a counselling session and analysing a transcript
 
Part III: Professional Issues
 
Chapter 11: What If?
1. Touch

 
2. Time Boundaries

 
3. Placement Ethics

 
4. Judgements

 
5. Client changing mind

 
6. Gifts

 
7. Boundaries outside of counselling sessions

 
8. Dual relationship

 
9. Dress

 
10. Fitness to practice

 
11. Attracted to client

 
12. Confidentiality and assisted suicide

 
13. Virtual reality, social media, internet, email, texts

 
14. Session cost

 
 
Chapter 12: What Next?

This book is a very helpful, informative companion to anyone undertaking the CPCAB diploma. It retains the style of the Level 2/3 book, making it accessible to students.

Mrs Hilary McNair
Kent Adult Education, Hilderstone College
February 28, 2020

This book is great for general information for students in terms of answering some questions they may have, however doesn't offer much in terms of reference material for when writing assignments.

Mrs Louise Allen
Counselling Department, Riverside College Halton
December 12, 2019

A very useful book that helps students understand an often complex and varied subject

Dr Martin Smith
Department of Social Work and Health, Nottingham Trent University
November 14, 2019

We are using this text book as it follows the CPCAB syllabus and gives students excellant support away from the classroom to write their journals and assignments.

Miss Sharon Hills
Counseling, Kent Adult Education
October 8, 2019

This was a long awaited book written specifically for CPCAB dip students and as such it is a perfect resource for our students. It is clearly written covers all aspects of their training and has good use of examples and exercises. Great book

Ms Deana Friel
Health and Social Care, North West Regional College
March 22, 2019

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Kelly Budd

Kelly is an experienced person-centred counsellor, supervisor and tutor. She took up the role of Head of Qualifications at CPCAB after having worked in the FE sector for many years. She has a particular interest in supporting practitioners taking their first steps into the field of counselling and found her years teaching diploma programme's hugely inspirational. More About Author

Sandra McKeever

Sandra is a counsellor, psychotherapist, supervisor and trainer with many years’ experience. She is currently working in private practice. She has a particular interest in alternative approaches to mental health and spirituality along with the role of personal development in training programmes and its impact on the therapeutic relationship and the prevention of burnout and vicarious trauma. More About Author

Traci Postings

Traci is an experienced Counsellor, supervisor and tutor who has also worked extensively in homelessness and addiction settings. Over the years she has taught counselling at all levels and worked at CPCAB for over ten years to promote high standards in counselling training and qualification development. Traci currently works at BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) as a strategic project manager within the professional standards team. More About Author

Heather Price

Heather is a very experienced counselling tutor, having delivered Levels 2 to 4 for many years in an FE College. She is also a counsellor and supervisor, with a particular interest in bereavement work. Her role at CPCAB has involved managing the Levels 4, 5 and 6, enabling centres to produce Tailor Made qualifications, approving CPD programmes, and carrying out external verification visits. More About Author

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