Description - Experiences of Counselling in Action by Dave Mearns
The concerns addressed in this book are: the major experiences of counselling from the perspective of the client, how a counsellor experiences the counselling role, and what can be learned for the practice of counselling from an understanding of how it feels to be a client or a counsellor. Central to the book are reflections and "stories" of a number of clients and counsellors. The authors explore their own experiences of counselling and the issues raised for them, for example about expectations, fears, trust, power, identity and relationship boundaries. They examine the intense personal meanings of "success" or "failure" in the client or counsellor role. Other studies of client and counsellor experiences are also reviewed. Dave Mearns and Windy Dryden conclude the book with an analysis of the key themes which have emerged, and the implications for the development of the client-counsellor relationship and the counselling process.
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Author Biography - Dave Mearns
Dave Mearns is formerly Director of the Counselling Unit and Professor of Counselling at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow. Dave is author or co-author of four other counselling books published by SAGE: Person-Centred Counselling in Action, Second Edition, Experiences of Counselling in Action, Person-Centred Counselling Training and Person-Centred Therapy Today: New Frontiers in Theory and Practice. Windy Dryden is one of the leading practitioners and trainers in the UK in the Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) tradition of psychotherapy. He is best known for his work in Rational-Emotive Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (RECBT), a leading CBT approach. He has been working in the field of counselling and psychotherapy since 1975 and was one of the first people in Britain to be trained in CBT. He has published over 200 books and has trained therapists all over the world, in as diverse places as the UK, the USA, South Africa, Turkey and Israel. He is Emeritus Professor of Psychotherapeutic Studies at Goldsmiths, University of London.