The Counsellor's Handbook

A practical A-Z guide to professional and clinical practice
Second Edition

Counsellors are confronted with a variety of day-to-day problems. This alphabetically-arranged reference book should be of use to counsellors faced with doubts or disquiet, or just needing information.

The book offers ideas, evidence, arguments and occasionally advice in entries which include anger, beginnings, boundaries, collusion, complaints, contracts, difficult clients, empathy, fees, frequency, sexual attraction, trust and zest.

The Counsellor's Handbook is a resource for and practising counsellors working in a variety of settings, from health and social care to education and occupational health. The authors have identified the need for a source book that is easily and quickly accessible and have produced a book which meets that need, but which is also reassuring to read straight through as it highlights common problems and suggests ways of managing them.

For the new edition, more than half the entries have been substantially revised, including some key areas such as Empathy, Effectiveness and Multicultural counselling, and a number of new entries have been added.

Here is an alphabetical listing of the contents of The Counsellor's Handbook.

Rowan Bayne, Ian Horton, Tony Merry, Elizabeth Noyes and Gladeana McMahon teach the Diploma in Counselling course in the Psychology Department of the University of East London, UK.

Paperback - 220 pages - Stanley Thornes; ISBN: 0 7487 3309 4

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Updated 10 April 2003. Alternative spelling: The Counselor's Handbook.