Basic Counselling Skills is a step-by-step guide for all who use counselling skills as part of their role. Counselling skills are used by professionals and volunteers to help others in a wide range of circumstances and settings - including health care, social work, education and agencies which provide specific advice and support to the public. This book supports the training and practice of such helpers, by providing a straightforward introduction. Divided into concise learning units, the book describes each skill and gives examples of its use in practice. Activities are also provided for practicing skills as they are introduced.
From leading skills expert Richard Nelson-Jones, this third edition remains the most accessible and practical introduction to the basic counselling skills essential for the helping professions. Steeped in vivid case examples, experimental activities and therapeutic dialogue, this book provides a thorough, step-by-step guide to the subject, working through each stage of the helping process. The key skills covered include: - Starting, structuring and summarizing the helping process - Active listening - Offering challenges and feedback - Facilitating problem solving - Improving clients' self-talk, rules and perceptions - Coaching, demonstrating and rehearsing - Managing resistance and changing referrals - Conducting middle sessions and terminating help Accessible, practical and concise, this bestselling book also discusses ethical issues and dilemmas, multicultural and gender aware helping, providing a master class for anyone using counselling skills in the course of their work.
Basic Counselling Skills for Teachers provides teachers and school staff with an accessible guide, and easy-to-apply skills, to providing counselling to students in a school setting. It looks at what counselling is and what it is not, how to recognise that a student may need counselling, creating the right environment, and maintaining confidentiality. Throughout the book, Tim Dansie provides case studies and strategies for teachers that will help them to encourage students to open up and talk whilst having a model to follow outlining a Solution-Focused Counselling approach. It includes easy-to-understand chapters on counselling for: grief bullying anger anxiety depression friendships career guidance technology addiction. Concise and practical, this book is essential reading for teachers who want to develop their counselling skills and be able to confidently support students in many of the challenges they face on their journey through school.
Good counseling skills are the key to effective helping relationships. Introduction to Counseling Skills, Second Edition is designed to help readers acquire and develop these skills, using an easy, three-stage model. Drawing on many years experience as a counselor, trainer and writer, Richard Nelson-Jones describes in detail each stage in the helping process and gives examples to show how the skills work in practice. The examples also demonstrate the variety of contexts in which counseling skills are commonly used, as well as the diversity of issues and problems they can help to address. The book covers: what counselling skills are; how to conduct sessions; ways to clarify and expand your understanding; how to improve your listening skills; and ethical skills.
From leading skills expert Richard Nelson-Jones, this bestselling book is the ideal companion for any trainer or trainee wanting to acquire and develop the counselling skills key to effective therapeutic relationships. Using an easy to follow, three-stage model, this fourth edition provides the answers to those all important questions: - what are counselling skills and why are they important? - how can I become more skilled and put the skills I have learnt into practice? - what skills will help me manage crises and work effectively with diversity, ethical issues and dilemmas? - how can I help my client to develop their own self-helping skills and maintain change after the counselling relationship has terminated? Accessible, practical and concise, this new edition is packed full of up-to-date case examples, more material on self-care and diversity, as well as a brand new chapter on "Using Technology in Counselling". This is the ideal text for introductory courses in counselling skills, counselling and other professional areas including health care, management, education and social work. Richard Nelson-Jones has many years' experience as a counsellor, trainer and psychotherapist. His books have helped train thousands of counsellors and helpers worldwide. He is a Fellow of the British and Australian Psychological Societies and of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Personal Growth and Basic Counselling Skills in TheLight of Scripture
Author: Simon Peter Kyambadde
Pubpsher: Trafford Publishing
Category: Pastoral counseling
Integrating modern psychological insights with Christian biblical teaching, In God's Own Image is a useful tool to the individual or group seeking personal growth, as well as to a counsellor, spiritual director or growth facilitator assisting others in that all important journey of human growth. it proceeds in three main steps: first portraying the ideal of the personality as God meant it to be, then the reality of what we are that includes goodness and deformation, and finally exmining how we can reclaim the ideal, both for ourselves and for those we assist; whether individually or as groups. The material is arranged under three parts. Part I describes the ideal: What god meant us to be. Part II describes the reality: what we actually are with both our original beauty and our fallen nature. Part III describes what we can become, how we can move towards our original beauty. A fundamental attitude to have in the arduous struggle of human growth - whether this concerns one's own growth or one's duty in assisting the growth of others - involves three convictions: 1) Change is difficult. A realistic appraisal of this fact doe not lead to discouragement. On the contrary it leads to perseverance, to patience, endurance, courage, and acceptance of occasional failure - all factors that accompany genuine growth. It helps us avoid the pitfall of looking for quick tangible results. 2) Change is important. In fact conversion and growth are not just important, they are fundamental to a life worth living. Striving towards our ideal self is the most important thing in our lives. For that reason it is worth spending on it every ounce of strength in us. When we are convinced of this then we are motivated to work for it. 3) Change is Possible. It is possible to improve, to be converted and to grow. When we have struggled to overcome one difficulty or another for years without visible success, we may get into the belief that it is hopeless to think of the possibility of overcoming the diffficulties. But the good news about each one of us is that however much the beautiful image of God in us has been tarnished and disfigured, we have the possibility to have it restored to its original beauty.