Many GPs now employ counsellors to help them with the psychological and emotional problems of their patients. The contributors to this book have wide experience of counsellor attachments and have been involved in developing and promoting GP counselling on a nation-wide scale. They explore the counsellor's role in general practice and investigate the issues involved, giving practical guidance which will be invaluable to those wishing to set up a counselling service.
`… readable and useful.' - Clinical Psychology Forum
`… would be of interest to any reader wishing to gain greater insight into, and understanding of, counselling as a function, not just within general practice. … illuminating papers on the practical issues …' - Jrnl of Medical Ethics
`… refreshingly honest approach … readable volume is essential for any general practitioner planning to work with a counsellor in the practice team.' - Family Practice
`… deserves a place in the library of any general practice.' - British Journal of General Practice June 1993
Viv Ball, Derbyshire Family Health Service Authority; Annalee Curren, Counsellor in General Practice, London; Raanan Gillon, Director of Imperial College Health Service; Roger Higgs, Department of General Practice, Kings College Hospital; Jill Irving, Counsellor in NHS and Private Practice, Berkshire; Anthony Mann, Institute of Psychiatry; Geoffrey Marsh, General Practitioner, Stockton-on-Tees; Nancy Rowland, Centre for Health Economics, University of York