Counselling Skills in Action
- Megan R. Stafford - University of Roehampton, London, Metanoia Institute
- Tim Bond - University of Bristol, UK
Counselling in Action series
General Counseling Skills | Integrative Therapy
Now in its 4th edition, this bestselling book introduces you to the core counselling and psychotherapy skills you will need for effective therapeutic practice. With an online resource site featuring over 30 videos, you will be taken step-by-step through the skills and strategies needed at each stage of the therapy process.
A wonderfully clear, focused, and practical guide to counselling skills—illustrated, throughout, with dialogues and case descriptions. Informed and informative, this book will be an excellent companion for any trainees taking the first steps in counselling and psychotherapeutic work.
For most trainee counsellors and psychotherapists and, indeed, qualified and experienced practitioners too, there is a small number of ‘go to’ books that shout loudly above the noise. Those books that not only inform and educate, but transcend to define practice itself. Counselling Skills in Action, now presented here in its Fourth Edition, is one of those texts. Megan Stafford and Tim Bond have crafted a piece of work that not only remains vital in today’s contemporary practice landscape, but continues to push boundaries and creates space for innovation. A very welcome addition to my reading list indeed.
Again another excellent book from Tim Bond with Megan Stafford. The book is a great book for learners of all abilities to understand counselling skills on a deeper level and aid them in developing their own use of skills.
This is an good informative resource for counselling students and trainers. It touches on all the key aspects of clinical practice including ethics, supervision and self-care. With clear explanations and clinical examples, the authors guide and demonstrate the effectiveness of counselling skills in therapeutic practice. Each chapter is packed with clear and accessible information that teaches the transformative art of effective active listening.
A helpful book for the initial stages of counselling training. The authors offer useful detailed explanations on how to use counselling skills effectively. Practical examples illustrate the effectiveness of the skills in the different stages of the counselling process.
A really helpful text which balances theory and practice in an accessible way. There are lots of practical activities and opportunities for reflection to allow counselling students to explore each topic in greater depth, and clear examples of extracts from sessions are provided throughout to aid understanding.