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A Student's Guide to Therapeutic Counselling

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.

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 is an excellent book for our first year undergraduates as they begin to develop counselling skills.

Mrs Kathy Humberstone
College of Health & Social Care, University of Derby (Chesterfield)
December 12, 2020

The best source of information for this level of counselling training

Mrs Rachel Leonie Young
Career Education, Banbury Counselling Academy
August 19, 2020

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
May 11, 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
July 10, 2020

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
February 28, 2020

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
February 16, 2020

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
April 22, 2020

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