Counselling for Anxiety Problems
- Diana Sanders - Counselling Psychologist and BABCP Accredited Cognitive Psychotherapist in Independent Practice, Oxford
- Frank Wills - University of Wales College, Newport, University of South Wales, UK
Therapy in Practice
Anxiety is one of the most common psychological problems for which people seek help. Through research, major advances have been made in understanding the causes of anxiety, the different forms it takes and how problems perpetuate. In turn this has led to the development of more targeted ways of helping sufferers. Based on these findings, Counselling for Anxiety Problems, Second Edition presents accessible and up-to-date guidelines on the most effective ways of helping clients with anxiety problems.
The authors outline general methods of working with anxiety sufferers and highlight the issues specific to this client group. Counsellors need to select appropriate interventions depending on the particular problems experienced by each client. The second part of the book therefore shows how to adapt counselling interventions to different forms of anxiety, such as:
- social and other phobias
- health anxiety, and
- obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).
Whilst being cognitive in focus, the book is accessible to counsellors from different orientations who wish to broaden their understanding and skills in relation to anxiety. Based on the authors' own clinical experience, the book makes extensive use of detailed case examples to illustrate different ways of formulating and working with anxiety.
Counselling for Anxiety Problems, Second Edition is suitable for practitioners of all levels, from those in training to those with more experience who wish to update and refresh their methods of working with anxious clients.
This book is a good companion for all counselling trainees wanting to further understand how to work with CBT techniques to help their clients manage their anxiety.
Anxiety, and how to conceptualise it, are explained in detail. Specific anxiety problems are highlighted and the authors’ guide practitioners through the formulations for each specific anxiety problem.
The book has a good balanced between theoretical explanations of the various problems with the authors’ own personal experiences. A good book to accompany CBT training.
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A brilliant text which gives the essentials for understanding and treating anxiety disorders in a very neat and well considered format.
The title 'Counselling for anxiety disorders' may be a little confusing as the treatment approach discussed is CBT.