Counselling Skills For Dummies, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1119992419
  • ISBN-13: 9781119992417
  • DDC: 361.06
  • Grade Level Range: 12th Grade +
  • 50 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2007 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2007

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Whether you are considering becoming a counsellor, have to provide some form of counselling as part of your job, or are simply interested in communicating well, Counselling Skills For Dummies provides the perfect introduction to the practical basics of counselling. Starting with a thorough guide to the qualities, knowledge and skills needed to become a listening helper, the book goes on to provide a framework for a counselling session, helping you to successfully manage a potentially daunting process. It illustrates how you can create a positive relationship between listener and speaker and how asking the right questions is so important to the progression of that relationship. It also shows how you can better understand yourself, which is a crucial step in ensuring that you break down your own barriers to listening.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
About the Author.
Author's Acknowledgements.
Contents at a Glance.
Table of Contents.
1: Focusing on Yourself First.
2: Introducing Counselling Skills.
3: Understanding Yourself through Personal Development.
4: Taking Care of Yourself.
5: Maintaining Good Practice.
6: The Listening Helper.
7: Being a Listening Helper.
8: Qualities, Skills, and Knowledge for Listening.
9: Recognising Your Own Barriers to Listening.
10: Structuring a Helping Conversation.
11: Establishing a Helping Relationship.
12: Stage One: Beginning the Discussion.
13: Stage Two: Deepening Understanding.
14: Stage Three: Working with Action and Endings.
15: Understanding People and Problems.
16: Being Prepared for Common Personal Problems.
17: Understanding People from a Social Perspective.
18: Understanding Individuals from a Psychological Perspective.
19: Handling Challenges.
20: Coping with Different Types of Helping Conversations.
21: Dealing with Difficulties.
22: The Part of Tens.
23: Ten or so Key Counselling Skills.
24: Ten Resources for Improving Your Counselling Skills.
25: Ten Great Counselling Books.
Case Studies and Discussion.
Becoming a Counsellor.