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The SAGE Handbook of Counselling and Psychotherapy

The SAGE Handbook of Counselling and Psychotherapy

Third Edition
Edited by:
  • Colin Feltham - Emeritus Professor of Counselling & Psychotherapy, Sheffield Hallam University
  • Ian Horton - University of East London, Stratford

736 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

This long-awaited Third Edition brings together the fundamentals of counseling and psychotherapy theory, research, skills and practice. It addresses what every successful trainee or practitioner needs to know, do, think, feel, and use in a way that is entirely comprehensive, accessible and jargon-free.

This book includes:

  • An introduction to counseling and psychotherapy – definitions, philosophy and historical background
  • An outline of the most significant therapeutic skills, theories, approaches and setting-specific practice issues
  • The client, what they need from therapy, and the most commonly presented problems
  • The therapist and the importance of professional development, supervision, ethics and research

Including new material on interpersonal psychotherapy, cognitive analytic therapy, pluralism and mindfulness, as well as body psychotherapy, hypnotherapy, learning disabilities, ADHD, and low self-esteem, this book continues to be essential reading for trainees or experienced practitioners alike.

Colin Feltham
What Are Counselling and Psychotherapy?
Colin Feltham
Types of Goal
Colin Feltham
Colin Feltham
Settings and Opportunities for Employment
Colin Feltham and Ian Horton
Jenny Bimrose
Simon Parritt
Léonie Sugarman
David Pilgrim
Social Class
Dominic Davies
Sexual Orientation
William West
Religion and Spirituality
Harbrinder Dhillon-Stevens
Race, Culture and Ethnicity
Colin Feltham and Ian Horton
William B. Stiles
The Client-Therapist Relationship
Francesca Inskipp
Generic Skills
Gordon Jinks
Specific Strategies and Techniques
Wendy Wood and Michael Townend
Assessment and Case Formulation
Dan Tully
Assessing Severe Mental-Health Problems
Ian Horton
Sructuring Work with Clients
Colin Feltham
Ancillary Skills
Tim Bond, Geof Alred and Peter Hughes
Clinical Practice Issues
Colin Feltham and Ian Horton
Hazel Johns
Professional and Personal Development
Val Wosket
Clinical Supervision
Gabrielle Syme
Private Practice, Insurance, Advertising
Tim Bond
Ethical Codes and Guidance
Tim Bond
Responding to Complaints
Colin Feltham
Client Experiences
Peter Jenkins
Therapy and the Law
Sobhi Girgis
Mental-Health Law
John McLeod
Fundamentals of Research
John Mellor-Clark and Michael Barkham
Using the CORE System to Support Service Quality Development
Colin Feltham and Ian Horton
Colin Feltham
Contextual Psychology
Rowan Bayne
Psychological Type Theory
Ian Horton
Models of Counselling and Psychotherapy
Ian Horton
Colin Feltham and Ian Horton
Approaches to Counselling and Psychotherapy: Introduction
Psychodynamic Approaches
Anthea Millar and Jenny Warner
Adlerian Therapy
Ruth Williams
Analytical Psychology
Joseph Schwartz
Attachment-based Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
Lionel Bailly
Lacanian Therapy
Jessica Yakeley
Psychoanalytic Therapy
Julia Segal
Psychodynamic Therapy
Cognitive-Behavioural Approaches
John Boorman, Eric Morris & Joe Oliver
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
Jill Mytton
Cognitive Therapy
Michaela Swales & Christine Dunkley
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
Windy Dryden
Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy
Humanistic-existential Approaches
Nick Toton
Body Psychotherapy
Emmy van Deurzen
Existential Counselling and Therapy
Michael Ellis and Jonathan Smith
Gestalt Therapy
Keith Tudor
Person-Centred Therapy
Clark Baim
Helen Sieroda
Psychosynthesis Therapy
Keith Tudor and Charlotte Sills
Transactional Analysis
Integrative and Eclectic Approaches
Stephen Kellett
Cognitive Analytic Therapy
John Bullough
Emotional Freedom Techniques
Elizabeth Robinson and Graham Dyson
Interpersonal Psychotherapy
Stephen Palmer
Multimodal Therapy
John McLeod and Mick Cooper
Pluralistic Counselling and Psychotherapy
Val Wosket
The Skilled Helper Model
Constructive Approaches
John McLeod
Narrative Approaches to Therapy
Jo Cooper and Peter Seal
Neuro-linguistic Programming
Fay Fransella and David Winter
Personal Construct Counselling and Psychotherapy
Bill O'Connell
Solution-focused Therapy
Colin Feltham and Ian Horton
Colin Feltham
Conceptualizing Clients' Problems
Digby Tantum
Specific Problems
Richard Velleman
Alcohol Problems
Emma Williams, Michael Scott and Gillian Bloxham
Anger Management
Gill Donohoe and Tom Ricketts
Anxiety and Panic
Pam Maras
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Children and Adults
Gabrielle Syme
Paul Gilbert
Andrew Guppy and Sally Woods
Counselling Drug-Related Problems
Suzanne Abraham
Eating and Exercise Disorders
Jill Balmont and Ida Waksberg
Alison Waines
Low Self-Esteem
Daniel Zahl and Diana Sanders
Medically Unexplained Symptoms (MUS)
Tom Ricketts and Gill Donohoe
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Stephen Kellett and Dan Tully
Personality Disorders
Gill Donohoe and Tom Ricketts
Claudia Herbert
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Brian Martindale
The Psychoses
Gail Evans
Relationship and Sex Problems
Moira Walker
Sexual Abuse in Childhood
Andrew Reeves
Working with Suicide and Self-Harm in Counselling and Psychotherapy
Christiane Sanderson
Working with Survivors of Rape and Domestic Violence
Colin Feltham and Ian Horton
Nick Hodge
Counselling People Labelled with Asperger Syndrome
Colin Feltham
Brief/time-limited Therapy
Kathryn Geldard and David Geldard
Counselling Children
Janet Laffin
Rose Evison and Richard Horobin
Gail Evans
Couple Counselling
Simon Parritt
Kate Anthony
Electronically Delivered Therapies
Stephen Goss, Kate Anthony and DeeAnna Merz Nagel
Wider Issues of Technology in Therapy
Mark Rivett
Family and Systemic Therapy
Colleen Heenan
Feminist Psychotherapy
Olivier Cormier-Otano and Dominic Davies
Gender and Sexual Minority Therapy
Stephen Paul
Group Counselling and Therapy
Kathy Stephenson
Hypnotherapeutic Skills
Angela Harris and Ken Laidlaw
Counselling Older People
Louise Robinson, Sara Pennen and Pat Seber
Counselling in Primary Care
Harbrinder Dhillon-Stevens
Clinical Applications of Working with Race, Culture and Ethnicity
Rowan Bayne
Managing Stress
Andrew Reeves
Counselling and Psychotherapy with Students
Maxine Rosenfield
Telephone Counselling
Kevin Friery
Workplace Counselling
Kathryn Geldard and David Geldard
Counselling Young People
Colin Feltham and Ian Horton
Postscript: Summary and Future Forecasting
List of Abbreviations

'In this edition, Colin Feltham and Ian Horton have added a wealth of new material - and brought all of the previously included topics up to date - reflecting current trends in counselling and psychotherapy, as well as changes in society which have an impact on practice within these specialisms. This book is the definitive text on the theory and practice of counselling and psychotherapy, covering a wide range of theories, professional issues and guidance for engaging with both general and specialist clinical problems. This book more than many others defines the field and scope of contemporary counselling and psychotherapy. The editors are to be commended for bringing together in one specialist textbook such a wide range of practical, engaging, readable and useful contributions from leaders in their respective fields. It will appeal as much to experienced practitioners and trainees, as it will to those from different professional groups and therapeutic modalities' -
Professor Robert Bor CPsychol FBPsS CSci UKCP Reg FRAeS

Lead Consultant Clinical, Counselling & Health Psychologist, Royal Free Hospital and Co-Director, Dynamic Change Consultants

'The field of counselling and psychotherapy moves on but the Sage Handbook of Counselling and Psychotherapy keeps up! This amazing book is packed full of up to date chapters on just about every topic a student needs to know about as well as providing an invaluable resource for practitioners to keep them informed. The list of contributing authors is impressive and all are experienced practitioners drawing on their specialist knowledge and expertise. Research has a higher profile in this new edition, a good indicator that it is being taken more seriously by counsellors and psychotherapists as they see its relevance for informing services fit for the 21st century. It should have pride of place on every therapist's bookshelf' -
Professor Sue Wheeler, Director of the Doctoral Programme, Institute of Lifelong Learning, University of Leicester

'The what's what from the who's who in counselling in psychotherapy' -

Professor Del Loewenthal, RCTE, University of Roehampton

'The third edition of the Sage Handbook offers the most comprehensive account of the knowledge base of the profession in Great Britain. At about 700 pages and with contributions from more than 100 authors the editors have shown considerable skill, not to mention application, in sculpting a text that is economically delivered and lucid in its writing. A text such as this needs to be updated regularly so that it continues to be a referent for the profession. I imagine that practitioners and especially institutions associated with the profession will feel the need to purchase each new edition in order to keep up with the rapid developments in counselling and psychotherapy' -
Dave Mearns, Professor Emeritus, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow

UK Reviewsall

Easy to read with no jargon. Good links to theory and psychology.

Mrs Marion Farnworth
Education , Hopwood Hall College
September 7, 2016

This is an immense book; the content and detail is excellent. This would be highly relevant to those hoping for a career in counselling.

Mr Geoffrey Atkinson
Health & Social Care, Doncaster College & University Centre
August 1, 2016

The ultimate text for any course exploring aspects of counselling and psychotherapy.
As an essential text, it explores all major contemporary theories in counselling, as well as the practical applications in assisting clients.
It is an essential text in every respect, and is ideal for all counselling and psychotherapy courses, at all levels, ranging from level three through to masters degree.
It is the most essential text, and is a must-have book for any course exploring aspects of counselling and psychotherapy.

Mr Gareth Hatton
Education, St. Davids RC Sixth Form College
April 30, 2016

An easy to read and accessible text. Very helpful and highly recommended.

Mr Garfield Conrad Hunt
Arts , Business and Social Science, University Campus Suffolk
October 29, 2015

Excellent book for those learners who are interested in counselling . Level 4 learners found they used it as a resource book

Mrs Margaret Rose Bull
School Of Care Studies, West Herts College
August 24, 2015

Very clear, helpful book for students.

Mrs Pauline Andrew
Counselling Training, Banabas Conselling Training
May 27, 2015

An excellent resources and a must read for all students and researchers.

Mr Paul Matthews
Business Administration , University College Birmingham
May 17, 2015

Fantastic book, will definitely be putting it on the book list

Mrs Diane Forrester
Community Studies, Truro College
May 6, 2015

Our students will find this packed with useful information to assist them in their learning and future careers.

Mrs Julie Wyman
Book Reviews, Devon Counselling College
February 20, 2015

Colin Feltham

Ian Horton

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