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Embedding Counselling and Communication Skills provides step-by-step learning for those looking to gain theoretical and practical understanding of using counselling and communication skills within the helper role and explores how to apply these skills in the context of professional practice.
Becky Midwinter and Janie Dickson introduce the reader to a new Relational Skills model which demonstrates the phases of relationship development. The authors show what happens within each phase and identify how and when to use skills appropriately. Learning is brought alive through the use of online unscripted video clip sessions of a real helper/client relationship giving the reader opportunities and encouragement to reflect and evaluate their learning.
Written in a clear and accessible teaching style, Embedding Counselling and Communication Skillsprogresses through the 'initial helper' communication skills that are used in every day life, to the more complex and in-depth counselling skills required in a helper relationship. Knowledge of reflective practice, aspects of the relationship and how to manage change ensures the text considers the full range of general and specific skills and abilities required in a helper role situation, whilst the supporting online material is an invaluable tool to deepen and embed the theoretical understanding; practical application and self-reflection. This book will be an essential resource for students taking an introductory counselling skills course and qualified professionals who wish to enhance their knowledge of embedding counselling skills into their work and practice.
Many practitioners consider setting up in private practice at some point in their career, whether full-time or alongside other employment. The Essential Skills for Setting Up a Counselling and Psychotherapy Practice provides comprehensive yet accessible coverage of all the major skills needed to succeed. Based on the authors' extensive experience, this book provides a valuable insight into how to minimise the risks associated with working privately, offering practical advice on how to keep a balance between self-development, personal health and meeting the needs of clients, whilst maintaining high standards and making a reasonable living. Acknowledging the fact that being a good therapist may not, in itself, be sufficient to be successful in self-employment, the authors discuss the need for sound business skills, professional development, self-knowledge and motivation. Divided into three sections, the book covers all the essential business, professional and personal skills and includes discussion of subjects such as insurance, finance, legal issues, marketing, stress management, security and retirement planning.
Counselling Without Offense reflects the compassion and concern of our Lord Jesus towards all suffering humanity, irrespective of their faith. Principles of psychology, guidelines to counsellors, the personal experiences of Dr. Samson Gandhi, and the Truth are beautifully and sensitively interwoven to make this book equally inspiring to all counsellors no matter where they are on their journey as counsellors. An extremely readable book which will grace any counsellor's library . . . I could not put it down, once I had started reading it. Dr. Veena Easvaradoss, Associate Professor and Head, Department of Psychology, Women's Christian College, Chennai, India Samson Gandhi writes as though he is at your side sharing insights with you. He peppers the book with real life situations and examples to bolster the points he makes. A must-read for all Christian counsellors. This pragmatic and sharp book thrilled my heart! Go ahead, read, pray and with God's help counsel without offense! Dr. Anthony David, MD, Professor and Head, Physiology, Anna Medical College & Research Center, Mauritius Counselling Without Offense is an excellent book written by Samson Gandhi to show that a Christian and a non-Christian face similar problems and the solution lies in knowing the truth as "the Truth" holds the key to set them free. By saying "our goal is counselling and not converting" he removes the unnecessary pressure from the counsellor. This nook is a must for all counsellors. Stanley Mehta, Senior Pastor, Bombay Baptist Church, Mumbai
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