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Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy

A Textbook, 1st Edition

By Basia Spalek, Mark Spalek


198 pages | 21 B/W Illus.

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Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy: A Textbook is an engaging and comprehensive guide to integrative counselling, providing an explanation of the theoretical ideas underpinning person-centred, interpersonal, cognitive-behavioural (CBT) and hypnotherapeutic modalities.

Divided in two major sections, this book first provides a detailed exploration of the key integrative concepts - presence, emotional and psychological processing, attachment, thinking, and the unconscious – and then practically applies these concepts to the issues commonly brought by clients to therapy.

With the help of case studies, exercises and chapter questions, Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy will be essential reading for students on integrative counselling and psychotherapy courses and for integrative practitioners.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1. Presence for Mental Health and Wellbeing; an integrative approach 2. Processing Emotional and Psychological Distress Integratively 3. Attachment as an Integrative Concept 4. Thinking, through an Integrative Therapeutic Lens 5. Working Integratively with our Unconscious and Conscious Minds 6. Working Integratively with Bereavement and Loss 7. Working Integratively with Anxiety 8. Working Integratively with Depression 9. Working Integratively with Relationships 10. Working Integratively with Shame and Guilt Conclusion

About the Authors

Basia Spalek is a Visiting Professor in Conflict Transformation at the University of Derby. She is also a BACP accredited counsellor, working within the student counselling services at the University of Leicester, with also her own private practice.

Mark Spalek is a Clinical Hypnotherapist, NLP Practitioner and Brief Solution Focussed Therapist. He is also a Lecturer in Music Technology at Leicester College and De Montfort University.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Psychotherapy / Counseling
PSYCHOLOGY / Psychotherapy / General
PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health