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Solution-Focused Stress Counselling

Solution-Focused Stress Counselling

First Edition

160 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
`A strength of the book is that the solution-focused therapy process was clearly identified in a step-by-step procedure, with many examples of specific dialogues and strategies that would be appropriate with a client.

Overall the book presented a coverage of the theoretical and application components of solution-focused counselling that would be valuable reference for health psychologist or allied-health professionals working in a stress-counselling role' - Journal of Family Studies

Solution-focused therapy is of growing interest to a wide range of professional not only because of the tight time limits within which so many have to work; counsellors are increasingly open to using a variety of approaches based on what is most helpful to their clients in their particular contexts. This book aims to help practitioners to extend their therapeutic repertoire of interventions by explaining clearly how solution-focused skills can help clients.

Written for a wide range of professionals - psychologists, counsellors, social workers, probation officers, and mental health workers - this solution-focussed therapy manual looks at organizational and work-related stress, and on developing solutions for groups.

The Foundations of Solution-Focused Stress Counselling
A Solution-Focused Model of Stress
The Solution-Focused Process
First Steps
Second Steps
Integrative Solution-Focused Stress Counselling
Counselling Relationships under Stress
Organizational Stress
Solution-Focused Resources


A great clear book for BTEC level 2 counselling award and level 3 access to HE, useful for the criteria. Easy read and understandable for students new to counselling models. Good use of case studies and application of therapy.

Mrs Andrea Louise Southwell
Dept of Health & Social Development, Burnley College
May 9, 2018

Style of writing is 'easy-to-read' and to follow, giving an insightful description of solution focused counselling. Concise and still offers other ideas and principles to consider regarding stress counselling.

Dr Serahni Symington
Psychology , Cornerstone Institute
February 17, 2016

A really useful book, everything you need to know about Solution-Focused Stress Counselling

Miss Nicola Lord
department of health, preston collage
August 5, 2014

Bill O'Connell

Bill O'Connell is one of the UK’s leading experts in the Solution Focused approach. He has the reputation of being an outstanding communicator who consistently delivers exceptional training events. Bill’s background is in social work, youth work, lecturing, counselling and management. Bill is the author of: Solution-Focused Therapy (1998/second edition 2005) and Solution-Focused Stress Counselling (2001). He co-edited with Professor Stephen Palmer The Handbook of Solution-Focused Therapy (2003) and with whom he is currently co-authoring Solution Focused Coaching. More About Author

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