Basic Counselling Skills
A Helper's Manual
- Richard Nelson-Jones - Fellow of the British Psychological Society and of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
-facilitating problem solving
Each chapter describes a particular skill, illustrates it using clear case examples across a range of settings and then helps you consolidate and practise what you've learned through a set of creative activities.
Further chapters cover professional issues including a new chapter on managing crises and chapters on ethical dilemmas, supervision, working with diversity and more.
This text can be used by all students from undergraduate level to our masters level. The writing is clear and is a good aid for new students or as a refresher for more experienced students undertaking the counseling pathway.
The is a foundation text for essential counselling skills
Very easy to use highly recommend this publication alongside the Counselling training , great supportive text .
This textbook is easy to navigate and consume. It is a helpful tool for individuals to learn the basic principals involved in counselling. It is a good resource for students starting their journey of understanding counselling and the counselling process. The focus on the role of the counsellor is of particular importance and is clearly addressed in this book.
This is a helpful book, explaining helping skills with clarity. This book would be useful for students studying on a counselling skills course. The book takes you through the counselling process, mainly from a CBT perspective, though it also examines the core conditions necessary for a good helping relationship.
A great introduction to the role of the helper in counselling. Clearly written with appropriate examples throughout, and thought-provoking activities which are relevant for either group discussion or individual reflection. A very accessible text with clear guidance on how to develop basic counselling skills for helpers or those considering progression into a professional counselling role.
Helpful introduction for students to counselling
A classic in its field, usefully updated
A useful book, that outlines the basics in a simplistic and understandable way
A good summer pre-read in preparation for a third year module exploring therapeutic relationships and listening skills.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Basic Counselling Skills: Introduction