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Understand Counselling will give you a clear understanding of the main counselling theories and help you develop vital counselling skills. It will introduce you to the three main branches of counselling – psychodynamic therapy, person-centred therapy and cognitive behavioural therapy – and familiarize you with the key features of each one. Whether you are interested in training as a counsellor, are considering counselling yourself or simply want to become a better communicator, this book will give you confidence and understanding.

Understand Counselling includes:

Part one: The fundamentals
Chapter 1: The counselling role
Chapter 2: The counsellor’s role
Chapter 3: Skills used in counselling
Chapter 4: The benefits of acquiring counselling skills
Chapter 5: Enjoying the exploration

Part two – A deeper understanding – training to a professional level
Chapter 6: Course Components
Chapter 7:The three major approaches
Chapter 8: Demystifying the jargon
Chapter 9: Dealing with anger
Chapter 10: Underlying issues
Chapter 11: Cultural Issues
Chapter 12: Working Online

Learn effortlessly with a new easy-to-read page design and interactive features:

Not got much time?
One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.

Author insights
Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author’s many years of experience.

Test yourself
Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.

Extend your knowledge
Extra online articles at http://www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of counselling.

Five things to remember
Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.

Try this

Innovative exercises illustrate what you’ve learnt and how to use it.