In the light of the current professionalization of counselling, Clinical Counselling in Context examines the hypothesis that counselling theory and practice is altered by the specific organizational context in which it takes place - the consequence of which is that context is an important force for therapeutic change.
It also argues that, with careful professionalization and a well-thought-out academic base, counselling can be a sophisticated activity which is not just the poor neighbour of psychotherapy.
Table of Contents
1. What is clinical counselling in context? John Lees, University of Greenwich, 2. Towards a pragmatic approach to clinical counselling in context Dr Gordon Lynch, University College Chester, 3. Assessment of psychological change Dr Adrian Hemmings, University of Sussex, 4. The sophistication of time-limited work in context June Roberts, Westminster Pastoral Foundation, 5. The problem-solving pilgrim Dr Mike Scott, University of Manchester, 6. Establishing a therapeutic frame Kitty Warburton, De Montfort University, 7. The therapeutic space and the therapeutic relationship Alison Vaspe, Marylebone Health Centre, 8. Issues of difference in staff teams and client work Pat Grant, University of Greenwich, 9. A responsible way to work Professor Andrew Samuels, University of Essex
John Lees lectures in counselling at the University of Greenwich. He is a UKRC registered independent counsellor and a member of the British Association for Psychoanalytic and Psychodynamic Supervision.