A Handbook for Practitioners
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Online Counselling by Anne Stokes
Book DescriptionOnline counselling is becoming increasingly popular, but working with clients through the internet presents new challenges for practitioners. Is it really safe and confidential? How can clients build rapport with their therapist without face-to-face contact? Can feelings really be expressed through text? This book gives invaluable advice on the technical and therapeutic aspects of online work from two seasoned experts. Clear, supportive and very practice-friendly, Online Counselling explores the ways counsellors can use the internet to augment their practice. Readers are taken through a wide range of situations, from setting up contracts and creating a secure working environment to undestanding and using emoticons. Drawing on their considerable experience as online counsellors and supervisors, the authors explain how to create an online working alliance with clients through emails, instant messaging and live chat-room sessions. In particular, the book: * Uses language that demystifies the jargon of the internet * Tackles ethical and legal issues of working online * Explores the use of image and sound online * Shows how different theoretical approaches can be applied to online practice * Includes step-by-step exercises, memorable examples and a handy glossary.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780230201958
(235mm x 157mm x 11mm)
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 12-Nov-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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This compact guide offers the trainee and beginning practitioner all the hands-on advice and support they could wish for in successfully planning, setting up and running their own practice. Written by two leading authors and practitioners, it is packed with strategies and advice about what to consider and how best to play to one's strengths.
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Author Biography - Anne Stokes
GILL JONES is Co-Director of Counselling Online Ltd, where she writes and directs training courses for qualified counsellors and psychotherapists. She is a qualified counsellor, supervisor and trainer, and has also worked in universities and further education institutions. ANNE STOKES is Co-Director of Counselling Online Ltd, where she continues to draw on her experience as a counsellor, trainer and supervisor. She is also a BACP Accredited counsellor and has also worked in universities and further education institutions.
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