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Most of us find ourselves listening to other people's problems at some time or another - either our friends' or, in the course of our work, patients, pupils, clients, colleagues. This book, written clearly in user friendly language, takes the reader step by step through a range of skills to help them become a better listener, communicator and helper in their everyday lives, progressing from inviting the person to talk to ending a helping conversation.
Using plenty of examples, tips, exercises and sample conversations, the authors show how the skills described can be easily learned and can fit comfortably into everyday life.
This book is essential reading for everyone interested in improving their communication and helping skills as well as those students taking introductory courses in counselling and counselling skills.
KATHERYN GELDARD is a Child and Family Therapist and a visiting lecturer at the Queensland University of Technology, Australia.
DAVID GELDARD is a Counselling Psychologist. Together they are the authors of several books on counselling. They jointly manage a counselling practice where they specialise in working with children, adolescents, and their families. They also run training programmes for helping professionals who wish to enhance their counselling skills.
What are Counselling Skills? - Valuing the Person - Inviting a Person to Talk - Skills to Help the Person Continue Talking - Helping the Person to Feel Better - Focusing on the Central Problem - Exploring Possible Solutions - Helping People Deal with Everyday Problems - Managing the Ongoing Relationship - Attending to Your Own Needs
ISBN: 9781403903136 ISBN-10: 1403903131 Audience:
Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 224 Published: 27th November 2002 Publisher: Palgrave USA Country of Publication: US Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.1
Weight (kg): 0.28
Edition Number: 1