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Therapy for Beginners

How To Get The Best Out Of Counselling

ISBN13: 9781847091031

ISBN10: 1847091032

Publisher: Sheldon Press

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  • Hundreds of thousands of people in the UK are referred for counselling every year. Many others are seriously considering therapy for a particular problem. If you’re considering counselling, for whatever reason, this is the book for you. It explains the main types of therapy, which problems can be dealt with (and which can’t). It also covers how to choose a therapist, how to prepare yourself for therapy, and how to get the most out of it.

  • Robert Bor

    Professor Robert Bor is a Chartered Clinical, Counselling and Health Psychologist registered with the UK Health Professions Council. He is also a Family and Couple's Therapist, registered with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy. He works therapeutically with adults, young people and children who have a range of problems, as well as with individuals, couples and families, drawing on cognitive behavioural, systemic and psychodynamic ideas.

    In the NHS he is a consultant psychologist at the Royal Free Hospital, London. He also has a busy private psychology practice and is co-director of Dynamic Change Consultants which offers psychological therapy to people as well as executive coaching to leaders in the private sector. Rob is a child psychologist and consults to three leading schools - St Paul's School, the Royal Ballet School and IFS, all in London. He is also the consultant psychologist at the London Oncology Clinic and the London Clinic, both in Harley Street, and provides psychological services to Blossoms Healthcare in the City of London. Rob has a special interest in aviation psychology and in treating people who have a fear of flying.

    Rob has published more than 25 books and 150 academic papers on counselling and therapy. He consults to private clients and organizations throughout the UK and internationally.

    Sheila Gill

    Sheila Gill is an accredited BACP and BABCP psychological therapist. She has worked for over twenty years as a therapist and for the past ten years in the Keats Group Practice in north London and in the London School of Economics and Political Science. She has trained in a range of therapeutic models. Her interest and expertise is in using evidence-based and brief approaches to help her patients cope better. Currently she is interested in the application of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy ideas, as a means of promoting self­-care and healing. She is the co-author of a number of books on the theory and practice of therapy.

    Anne Stokes

    Anne Stokes is an accredited BACP counsellor, and also has a large training and supervision practice. She is a director of, and tutor with, Online Training Ltd. In recent years Anne has concentrated on:

    - training counsellors to diploma and master's level at the University of Bristol, and also training post-qualification counsellors to diploma level in Online Counselling;

    - working with large and small organizations to provide counselling support and manage change and transition;

    - developing a successful independent counselling and supervisory practice, both face to face and online;

    - outplacement counselling to offer practical and psychological support to employees affected by organizational change and redundancy;

    - designing and implementing training programmes and workshops in conjunction with organizations to meet specific employee development needs.

    Anne has written a number of articles and contributed chapters to several books. She has co-authored Online Counselling: A Practitioner's Guide. Anne lives in Hampshire and works throughout the United Kingdom. She has a master of science degree (Counselling Supervision and Training) from Bristol University and an MBA from the International Management Centre, Buckingham.

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