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Standards Ethics for Counselling in Action

Standards Ethics for Counselling in Action

Fifth Edition (Updated Edition)
  • Andrew Reeves - Professor in the Counselling Professions and Mental Health, Senior BACP Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist and Registered Social Worker.
  • Tim Bond - University of Bristol, UK
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April 2021 | 336 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
This is your essential guide to standards and ethics in the psychological therapies. The book introduces you to key ethical values and principles and discusses how to practice in accordance with these. An accompanying online resource website provides you with over 30 videos showing commonly arising ethical dilemmas, further reading including book chapters and journal articles, and links to ethical codes and frameworks in the UK and internationally.
Part I The Background
1. Introduction
2. What Is Counselling?
3. Sources of Counselling Ethics
4. Framework for Counselling Ethics and Standards
Part II Responsibility to the Client
5. Safety, Negligence and Insurance
6. Respect for Client Autonomy
7. Suicide and Refusing to Accept Life-saving Treatment
8. Counsellor Competence
9. Avoiding the Exploitation of Clients
10. Confidentiality
11. Counselling Online
12. Working with Social Diversity
Part III The Counsellor and Others
13. Counsellors and the Responsibility to Others
14. Counselling Supervision
15. Record-keeping
16. Evaluation of Impact: Practice-based Evidence and Evidence-based Practice
Part IV The Whole Picture
17. Ethical Problem Solving
18. Implications for Practice

Core text for counselling

Mr Maninder Bains
WALDEN, Walden The Roots
November 7, 2023

This is a timely update to the previous editions and looks very clear. Additional resources are helpful for students.

Mrs Gail Evans
Sheffield Psychotherapy and Counselling Education, The Academy: S.P.A.C.E.
February 28, 2023

Embodying standards and ethics in counselling and psychotherapy are essential foundation stones for good practice.
This book clarifies numerous areas including therapeutic roles and responsibilities, boundaries, case conceptualisation and record keeping.
It is a valuable resource not only for students but also provides an updated 'refresher' for existing counsellors and psychotherapists.

Mrs Carmel Semple
Counselling & Psychotherapy, irish college of humanities and applied sciences
July 6, 2022

This, for us, is a classic and necessary title. Although it is not a mandatory title for our students to purchase, we see this as an essential classic for all trainees and qualified counsellors. Laws and Standards related to the profession are of course subject to continued review and update. This new edition is most welcome.

Ms Lorna Cordwell
Chrysalis Courses, Chrysalis
April 27, 2022

Andrew Reeves

Andrew Reeves is a Professor in the Counselling Professions and Mental Health, a Senior BACP Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist and a Registered Social Worker. He is a past-Chair of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, a Fellow of BACP and a Senior Fellow of Advance HE.  He has published extensively on working in counselling and psychotherapy, and particularly in working with risk in a range of organisational settings. He is past Editor-in-Chief of Counselling and Psychotherapy Research journal and has a long-standing commitment to ethics in the counselling professions, including in writing and research. More About Author

Tim Bond

Tim Bond is an Emeritus Professor of the University of Bristol and Visiting Professor to the University of Malta. He has a longstanding commitment to researching and writing about professional ethics for the talking therapies and promoting mental well-being. He is currently a consultant to the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy on professional ethics and standards, a member of the Ethics Committee for the British Psychological Society and the Executive Council of the International Association for Counselling. He is a registered member of BACP and provides counselling supervision and training workshops. More About Author