Essential Counselling and Therapy Skills by Richard Nelson-Jones
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Essential Counselling and Therapy Skills
By Richard Nelson-Jones

Essential Counselling and Therapy Skills

The Skilled Client Model

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Essential Counselling and Therapy Skills by Richard Nelson-Jones

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'This is another well planned and well organized textbook specifically aimed at students in training as counsellors and psychotherapists, who have already completed an introductory course' - British Journal of Guidance and Counselling 'Richard Nelson-Jones' focus on skilling the client provides a valuable toolkit, making explicit what is implicit in many counselling models. His "Skilled Client Model" provides an excellent substitute for Egan's "Skilled Helper" - Zoe Fitzgerald-Pool, Director of Training & Development, CSCT Limited 'A text which provides trainers and trainees alike with a veritable treasure-house of creative ideas' - Brian Thorne, Emeritus Professor of Counselling, University of East Anglia and Co-Founder, Norwich Centre 'The "skilled client model" is a distinct advance, I think...and very helpful' - Ron Perry, Director, Institute of Counselling, Sydney 'The book is written in a clear and orderly fashion...Therapy is a process and learning is a process too, and this textbook will undoubtedly assist trainees to move along their own process of learning and becoming reflective and effective practitioners' - Stefania Gribcic, Counselling Psychology Review Essential Counselling and Therapy Skills is written for trainees who are beginning to work with clients under supervision. Building on what has been learnt during introductory courses, the book supports students in the next stage of their practical skills development. Written by leading author, Richard Nelson-Jones, Essential Counselling and Therapy Skills is a step-by-step guide to therapeutic work using the'skilled client model'. Central to this innovative approach, is the assumption that the skill of counsellors and therapists lies in their capacity to impart skills to clients. The book focuses on: establishing collaborative working relationships; working with clients to find shared definitions of their problems; enabling clients to improve how they think, communicate and act; and dealing with questions of diversity, ethical practice and the value of supervision. Accessibly written, the book contains numerous skill-building activities and case examples, making Essential Counselling and Therapy Skills an ideal textbook for practical skills training in counselling, counselling psychology, psychotherapy and other helping professions.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780761954736
ISBN-10: 0761954732
Format: Paperback
(242mm x 170mm x 20mm)
Pages: 382
Imprint: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publish Date: 15-Jan-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Basic Counselling Skills by Richard Nelson-Jones Basic Counselling Skills, Paperback (November 2015)

This practical bestseller from leading expert Richard Nelson-Jones introduces the essential counselling skills for the helping professions. Now in its fourth edition, it guides trainees through the key skills for helping work across a range of settings, such as counselling, nursing, social work, youth work, education and many more.

Nelson-Jones' Theory and Practice of Counselling and Psychotherapy by Richard Nelson-Jones Nelson-Jones' Theory and Practice of Counselling and Psychotherapy, Paperback (November 2014)

Provides an essential introduction to the major theoretical approaches in counselling and psychotherapy. This book includes two chapters on mindfulness and positive therapy, as well as additional content on ethics, and new developments in each approach, including the research and references.

Practical Counselling and Helping Skills by Richard Nelson-Jones Practical Counselling and Helping Skills, Paperback (November 2013)

This sixth edition of Richard Nelson-Jones' bestselling book is a step-by-step guide to using counselling and helping skills with confidence and proficiency. The author's three-stage model of counselling is designed to facilitate developing lifeskills in clients and to help them to change how they feel, think, communicate and act.

Introduction to Counselling Skills by Richard Nelson-Jones Introduction to Counselling Skills, Paperback (November 2012)

Fourth edition of bestselling counselling skills book - easy to read, highly practical introductory content, for counselling and health and social care market

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Author Biography - Richard Nelson-Jones

Richard Nelson-Jones was born in London in 1936. Having spent five years in California as a Second World War refugee, he returned in the 1960s to obtain a Masters and Ph.D from Stanford University. In 1970, he was appointed a lecturer in the Department of Education at the University of Aston to establish a Diploma in Counselling in Educational Settings, which started enrolling students in 1971. During the 1970s, he was helped by having three Fulbright Professors from the United States, each for a year, who both taught students and improved his skills. During this period he broadened out from a predominantly client-centred orientation to becoming much more cognitive-behavioural. He also wrote numerous articles and the first edition of what is now The Theory and Practice of Counselling and Therapy, which was published in 1982. In addition, he chaired the British Psychological Society's Working Party on Counselling and, in1982, became the first chairperson of the BPS Counselling Psychology Section. In 1984, he took up a position as a counselling and later counselling psychology trainer at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, where he became an Associate Professor. He continued writing research articles, articles on professional issues and books, which were published in London and Sydney. As when he worked at Aston University, he also counselled clients to keep up his skills. In 1997, he retired from RMIT and moved to Chiang Mai in Thailand. There, as well as doing some counselling and teaching, he has continued as an author of counselling and counselling psychology textbooks. A British and Australian citizen, he now divides his time between Chiang Mai and London and regularly visits Australia.

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