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Stress Counselling

Stress Counselling
A Rational Emotive Behaviour Approach

First Edition

208 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
`The text is clear and easy to follow with vivid sessional excerpts that illustrate the theoretical dialogue' - International Review of Psychiatry

`The publication proves to contain much instructive and practice-oriented material' - Nursing Standard

Stress Counselling is a comprehensive study of the theory and practice of the Rational Emotive Behaviour approach applied to stress counselling and psychotherapy. Albert Ellis pioneered Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT), which has since been adopted internationally. This approach enables the clients to embark on a course of effective counselling which has a clear beginning and end.

This book discusses techniques and solutions to common problems and also provides guidance on conducting group work. Its comprehensive coverage includes additional material on techniques such as skills training, relaxation methods, hypnosis and biofeedback.

A Rational Emotive Behaviour Perspective

Assessment in Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy
The Beginning Stage of Stress Counselling
The Middle Stage of Stress Counselling
The Ending Stage of Stress Counselling
Working Towards Termination of Stress Counselling

Additional Techniques for Stress Counselling with REBT
Brief Psychotherapy with Crisis Intervention in Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy
How to Deal with Difficult Clients
Occupational Stress and Group Work
Training in Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy


I refer back to this book on a regular basis.

Ms Kathy Stephenson
education childhood inclusion, Sheffield Hallam University
July 19, 2013

This book is really useful because it not only covers important REBT principles, but applies them directly to stress related issues. In sport this is crucial and is suitable for both applied psychology modules and stress modules. The activities are also useful as they inform tasks done in lessons with students to enhance understanding of REBT.

Mr Martin Turner
faculty of health, staffordshire university
December 13, 2011

Albert Ellis

Albert Ellis, Ph.D., was the intellectual founder of all clinical approaches that now fall under the rubric of cognitive behavior therapy, and he is generally regarded as one of the most influential psychologists of the 20th century. His Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy is now practiced and taught throughout the world, along with the numerous similar therapies that it spawned. Dr. Ellis wrote 70 books and more than 600 journal articles and monographs. At the Albert Ellis Institute, which he founded and managed for more than half a century, he personally trained or supervised thousands of clinicians. As a practicing psychologist, he... More About Author

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Stephen Palmer

Professor Stephen Palmer PhD is an award winning psychologist and psychotherapist. He is Founder Director of the Centre for Stress Management, London. He is the UK's first Visiting Professor of Work Based Learning and Stress Management at Middlesex University. He has authored/edited over 50 books including The Beginner's Guide to Counselling and Psychotherapy (Sage, 2015). He is Co-editor of the European Journal of Counselling Theory, Research and Practice. Currently he is Honorary President of the International Stress Management Association; President of the International Society for Coaching Psychology; Founder Co-Chair of the London... More About Author

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