A revised and enlarged edition of a previous handbook, Counselling: A Skills Approach, this best-seller presents clear explanations, examples and exercises covering many different skills and settings.
The book is clear, concise, well written, and covers the whole field of counselling well. It would therefore serve as a natural companion to any counselling/social skills course while being an equally excellent read for the lay person. - Terry Boulton, Psychology News
This book is breathtakingly brief and wonderful for that. Breathtaking brevity. How refreshing. How wonderful to read clear, straightforward descriptions of the skills involved in counselling and not have to wade through a load of irrelevant padding … I can see this book, like good counselling, working effectively on different levels to suit different needs. It is a book I will return to, and strongly recommend to others. - Educational Psychology in Practice