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Basic Counselling Skills
A Helper's Manual

Fourth Edition
  • Richard Nelson-Jones - Fellow of the British Psychological Society and of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
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June 2021 | 240 pages | SAGE Texts
A textbook introducing students to the basics of counselling in an accessible and comprehensive manner.

This adaptation of Basic Counselling Skills guides students and practitioners through developing a range of key skills essential for the contemporary mental health professional. The skills it teaches are not just useful in basic counselling but applicable across a range of settings including nursing, social work and youth work. The book explains more than 17 counselling skills in a well-defined context with clear illustrations and examples to facilitate easy comprehension. The chapters also cover various professional issues such as ethical dilemmas, working with diversity and supervision. Each chapter is accompanied by engaging and creative activities designed to help the students internalize the concepts thoroughly.

Key Features: 

• A nuanced cultural and gender-sensitive approach to the problems faced by mental health professionals

• Structured activities that help students understand the use of specific skills in different scenarios

• Real-life examples to guide students through actual counselling problems 

• Step-by-step instructions that take the reader through the entire counselling process
 
 
Preface
 
PART I Introduction
 
Who Are Counsellors and Helpers?
 
What Are Basic Counselling Skills?
 
Helpers and Helpees as Diverse Persons
 
What You Bring To counselling and Helping
 
The Helping Relationship
 
The Helping Process
 
PART II Specific Counselling Skills
 
Understanding the Internal Frame of Reference
 
Showing Attention and Interest
 
Paraphrasing and Reflecting Feelings
 
Starting, Structuring and Summarizing
 
Asking Questions
 
Monitoring
 
Offering Challenges and Feedback
 
Self-disclosing
 
Managing Resistances and Making Referrals
 
Facilitating Problem Solving
 
Coaching, Demonstrating and Rehearsing
 
Improving Helpees’ Self-talk
 
Improving Helpees’ Rules
 
Improving Helpees’ Perceptions
 
Negotiating Homework
 
Conducting Middle Sessions
 
Ending Helping
 
PART III Further Considerations
 
Introduction to Relaxation
 
Managing Crises
 
Ethical Issues and Dilemmas
 
Multicultural and Gender Aware Helping
 
Getting Support and Being Supervised
 
Becoming More Skilled
 
Appendix 1 Annotated Bibliography
 
Appendix 2 Professional Associations in Britain, Australia and USA
 
Index

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ISBN: 9789391370404
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