In the course of their daily practice, counsellors in a wide variety of caring agencies often need to assist families in dealing with the problems they face. Eddy Street defines successful family counselling as a combination of a number of elements. He argues that it should: be in keeping with a family's strengths and style; offer empathic listening to each family member; maintain a perspective of the changing nature of family life; focus on clear and open communication; and deal in a problem-solving manner with the task in hand. He takes the reader step-by-step through these elements, outlining the necessary skills, and provides a clear understanding of the processes families have to go through in order to deal with the tasks that are set for them.
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Author Biography - Eddy Street
Eddy Street has a background in clinical and counselling psychology and his professional activity has principally been in child-focused services. He is employed as a Consultant Clinical Psychologist in the NHS in the Cardiff area. His counselling and therapy practice involves working with individuals, couples, families and staff groups.