1st Edition

Core Approaches in Counselling and Psychotherapy

By Fay Short, Phil Thomas Copyright 2015
    452 Pages 29 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    452 Pages 29 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Core Approaches in Counselling and Psychotherapy is a comprehensive guide to the four main psychological approaches (Humanistic, Psychodynamic, Behavioural and Cognitive) and introduces several of the most common therapies used today. This textbook contains sufficient coverage to explain all of the most important elements of these core approaches and sufficient depth to provide a detailed analysis of the ten main therapies: Person-Centred Therapy, Psychoanalytic Therapy, Behaviour Therapy, Cognitive Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, Transactional Analysis, Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy, Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy, Multimodal Therapy and Neurolinguistic Programming.

    The book focuses on the development of each approach and presents the associated therapy in its historical and psychological context, giving a deeper insight into the theories and clarifying the overlap between different therapies.

    Presented in a unique style, with a clear layout, rigorous content and extensive resources available online, Core Approaches in Counselling and Psychotherapy is an invaluable asset for undergraduate and postgraduate students at all levels of study and is the ideal textbook for any degree or higher-level module in counselling.

    Preface. Introduction. Chapter 1: Counselling and Psychotherapy. Chapter 2: Humanistic Approach and Person-Centered Therapy. Chapter 3: Psychodynamic Approach and Psychoanalytic Therapy. Chapter 4: Behavioural Approach and Behaviour Therapy. Chapter 5: Cognitive Approach and Cognitive Therapy. Chapter 6: Integrative and Eclectic Therapies. Conclusion.


    Fay Short lectures on Social Psychology and Psychotherapy, alongside her role as Director for Teaching and Learning in Psychology, at Bangor University. She is a Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society and a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, and has been awarded a highly prestigious National Teaching Fellowship award from the Higher Education Academy.

    Phil Thomas is Lecturer at Coleg Llandrillo and Bangor University, where he is the Director of the counselling pathway within the Masters in Education. As a qualified teacher and therapist trained to NLP Master Practitioner level, he has a particular interest in the applications of therapy in education. He also provides counselling and supervision within his private practice.

    ‘This book is a very welcome addition to the available literature for teaching counselling and counselling skills.   The note style adopted by the authors allows easy access to the formidable amount of information contained in the pages. Readers are pointed toward the "significant learnings" in each chapter which means that it is easy to return to re-read important parts. This is an excellent and clearly written volume.’- Heather Dale, Fellow, British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and Fellow, Higher Education Academy.