1st Edition

Counselling and Psychotherapy in Contemporary Private Practice

Edited By Adrian Hemmings, Rosalind Field Copyright 2008
    202 Pages 4 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    202 Pages 4 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    What are the dilemmas faced by counsellors and psychotherapists in contemporary private practice and how do these impact on the therapeutic relationship?

    Working as a counsellor or psychotherapist in contemporary private practice presents a number of clinical, ethical and philosophical dilemmas that impact on the therapeutic relationship. Counselling and Psychotherapy in Contemporary Private Practice brings together experienced contributors to explore these dilemmas, with insightful and illuminating results.

    This book distinguishes itself as it does not simply offer practical ideas. It also presents the reader with issues that arise from the specific context of working in independent practice and explores how these affect what takes place in the therapeutic relationship.

    Counselling and Psychotherapy in Contemporary Private Practice will provide essential reading for students of counselling and psychotherapy, qualified and experienced practitioners contemplating setting up in private practice.  It will also be of interest to those already working in private practice, who wish to reflect upon the dilemmas that arise in this working environment.

    Introduction. G Hudson-Allez The Changing Status of Counselling and its Impact on Private Practice. L. Suss  Advertising.  M. Withers Assessment.  A. Hemmings Other professionals - Support or Intrusion?  J. Christey, A Halewood, The Individual Therapist Working in an Independent Group Practice. R. Withers Psychodynamic Counselling  and Complementary Therapy:- Towards an Effective Collaboration.  R. Field Working from Home in Independent Practice.  R. Field, A. Hemmings  What is Money?  R. Field Breaks and Endings in Counselling in Private Practice.    


    Dr Adrian Hemmings UKCP is a chartered psychologist and senior practitioner on the British Psychological Society (BPS) Register of Psychologists Specialising in Psychotherapy. Adrian currently works in the NHS as a psychologist and psychotherapist in a local Primary Care Trust where he is Professional Head of Psychology. He trained as a Psychotherapist and has worked in private practice for 20 years.

    Rosalind Field UKCP has had a private practice in Brighton since 1987. Rosalind has an MSc in social work and has had many years experience working with children and families in Family Therapy and Family Mediation both for various social service departments and voluntary sector organisations. Rosalind is also a qualified and experienced Psychotherapy Supervisor.