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Counselling Skills and Studies By Fiona Ballantine Dykes

Counselling Skills and Studies by Fiona Ballantine Dykes

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Packed full of practical activities and written in a supportive conversational style, this book is essential reading for anyone wanting to learn counselling skills or embarking on their first stage of training to be a counsellor.

Counselling Skills and Studies Summary

Counselling Skills and Studies by Fiona Ballantine Dykes

Are your students looking to use counselling skills to enhance their existing helping role or wanting to take the first steps towards becoming a professional counsellor? Well look no further! This practical guide will provide them with the ideal 'way-in', showing them what helping and counselling is all about.

Part 1: Counselling Skills will introduce students to the underpinning knowledge and practical tools needed to develop a range of helping skills for use in a variety of helping roles, showing them what it means to work safely and ethically.

Part 2: Counselling Studies will help students take their understanding further by considering in detail important theories and professional issues, preparing them to work as a professional counsellor.

Part 3: Counselling Study Skills will offer practical advice and hints and tips to help students make the best start on their counselling portfolio, including journal and essay writing skills, research skills and how to get inspired and overcome blocks to their learning.

Packed full of practical activities and written in a supportive conversational style, this book is essential reading for anyone wanting to learn counselling skills or embarking on their first stage of training to be a counsellor.

Counselling Skills and Studies Reviews

'This book is the ultimate reference tool; like having a tutor present outside the classroom. It's the book I have been waiting for, for twenty years!' -- Nigel Cooper-Fowkes

This book speaks wise words, in an engaging, practical and conversational style. It provides essential information, covers all the basics with clarity, whilst also stretching readers to think more deeply and consider their own responses to questions and answers. It will be an excellent resource for all counselling learners (and their tutors) where ever they are training.

-- Sally Openshaw

Counselling Skills and Counselling Studies is written by a team from CPCAB (Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body), the largest Awarding Organisation for counselling and counselling skills courses in the UK. This book will be especially useful, if not essential for students on CPCAB courses as it clearly explains the model of counselling taught in all courses. The third section provides clear and helpful guidance to any student on the specific study skills needed in counselling courses. The question and answer format guides readers to issues they may not have thought about. The entire book is written in clear accessible language and avoids psychobabble and jargon.

-- Sally Aldridge
It is written clearly and accessibly and is packed with examples, activities, tables and reflections that break up the text and keep the reader engaged. These are complemented throughout by informal 'Q&A' passages, designed to reflect the curiosity of the new learner. -- Abi Howarth, Counsellor in training

About Fiona Ballantine Dykes

Fiona is an experienced counsellor, supervisor and trainer and, in addition to being Head of Qualifications at the Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body (CPCAB), is also Deputy Chiare of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). She has always championed vocational training as an important route into the counselling profession and has a background in delivering counselling programmes in Further Education. She is a contributory author to Understanding Counselling and Psychotherapy (SAGE, 2010). Barry is an experienced counsellor within the person-centred family of psychotherapy and counselling and is currently a Senior Verifier and Head of Tailor-Made Qualifications at CPCAB. He has extensive experience delivering counselling courses. He is also trained in a range of complementary therapies. Traci is an experienced Counsellor, supervisor and tutor who has also worked extensively in homelessness and addiction settings. Over the years she has taught counselling at all levels and worked at CPCAB for over ten years to promote high standards in counselling training and qualification development. Traci currently works at BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) as a strategic project manager within the professional standards team. Anthony Crouch is a counselling psychologist and the founder and CEO of CPCAB and the Counselling Channel. His passionate belief in high quality counselling training led to the development of the CPCAB model in the early 1990s which has been reviewed regularly over the past two decades to incorporate the latest research on effective counselling. Anthony is also the author of Inside Counselling (SAGE, 1997).

Table of Contents

Counselling Skills Using counselling skills ethically and safely Establishing a helping relationship Working empathically as a helper Focusing on the helpee's needs and concerns Using self-awareness in helping work Using counselling skills Using Feedback and Reflection Counselling Studies Preparing to work within an ethical framework as a counsellor Understanding the counselling relationship Understanding difference & diversity to develop empathic understanding Working within a user-centred approach to counselling Using theory to increase self awareness Understanding theories of counselling in practice Using supervision to support counselling Counselling Study Skills Motivation and blocks to learning Journal writing skills Essay writing skills Experiential learning Critical thinking Research in counselling and helping work

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Counselling Skills and Studies by Fiona Ballantine Dykes
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SAGE Publications Ltd
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