An Introduction to Counselling and Psychotherapy takes professional trainees through the entire therapeutic process, introducing the theory and applying it to real-life practice. It is, in short, an authoritative introduction to everything a trainee needs to know to become a professional therapist.
Drawing on years of experience as a counseling practitioner and researcher, Andrew Reeves provides a uniquely practical consideration of counseling and psychotherapy theory, linked to the development of appropriate skills and located within the context of therapeutic practice today. Engagingly and accessibly written, the book is packed with learning features including:
- Chapter Overviews and Summaries
- Discussion Points
- A Glossary
- Indicated Further Reading and Important Websites
- Skills Practice sections
- Pause for Reflection sections and Discussion Points at the end of each chapter allow the reader to reflect on learning and consider key aspects of the chapter
- Scenarios, illustrating key ideas in action across settings and modalities
- Case Studies and detailed vignettes, including several repeating cases provide comparison between modalities or contexts
This groundbreaking textbook represents a benchmark in understanding - and applying - the principles and practice of counseling and psychotherapy.