Developing the ideas of his best-selling textbook Counselling: The Skills of Problem-Solving, Robert Manthei shows how to define and solve problems. Step-by-step he explains how to work in a planned way to enhance the client's self-understanding and increase their ability to find solutions to other problems in the future.
Counselling has proved itself an invaluable resource for counsellors at every stage of their career and for anyone using counselling skills as a part of their work. This new edition is completely revised and introduces:
* a solution-focused model
* new material on: cross-cultural counselling
advocacy and mediation
* a skills-based approach
* the stage-by-stage model
Robert Manthei is Senior Lecturer in Counselling, at Christchurch University, New Zealand. He is a former rehabilitation counsellor, correctional counsellor and social worker and has written extensively on counselling and counsellor education.
Counsellors in training, their tutors and also experienced counsellors will find this book challenging and refreshing ... I strongly recommend this book to all counsellors who are interested in their own professional development as effective therapists and to trainers and teachers who wish to enhance the effectiveness of their training programmes. - Counselling in Primary Care Trust Newsletter
An excellent text ... highly practical and usable. - Phil Taylor, Wales University College