1st Edition

New Directions in Counselling

Edited By Rowan Bayne, Jenny Bimrose, Ian Horton Copyright 1996
    336 Pages
    by Routledge

    336 Pages
    by Routledge

    New Directions in Counselling responds to major changes currently affecting counselling. A team of well-known contributors identify the pressures forcing change, taking into account national and European legislation and the drive from within counselling towards greater professionalism and accountability.
    Part one considers the impact of accredation, National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs), developing Codes of Ethics and evaluating effectiveness. Part two looks at new interventions for common problems, such as smoking, depression, stress and abuse; new settings for counselling, including the workplace and medical practice; and new techniques, such as using narratives. The final part discusses issues in training, raising questions about the place of a feminist perspective and whether there are still myths about counselling which need to be challenged.
    New Directions in Counselling makes a timely response to questions affecting all counsellors, whether in training or practice.

    Introduction Part I Counselling as a profession 1 Who will count as a counsellor?: gleanings and tea-leaves 2 The emergence of counselling as a profession 3 Accreditation and registration 4 Counsellor competence 5 Future developments in ethical standards for counselling 6 Sexual exploitation in counselling 7 Evaluating counselling Part II Counselling practice 8 Counselling in primary care 9 Counselling in the workplace 10 Working with abuse survivors: the recovered memory debate 11 Working with the depressed person 12 Smoking cessation counselling: the Stages of Change model 13 New directions in stress 14 Working with narratives 15 Teaching the principles of unconditional self-acceptance in a structured group setting 16 Parenting education and support 17 Multiculturalism 18 Feminism and counselling 19 Accreditation of prior learning 20 New directions in supervision 21 Towards the construction of a model of counselling: some issues 22 Beyond denial, myth and superstition in the counselling profession


    Rowan Bayne, Jenny Bimrose, Ian Horton

    'A comprehensive and authoritative discussion of key preoccupations and themes of counselling in Britain ... I will certainly be recommending it to my students as essential background reading ... This is a good book about a decent profession, a profession committed to knowing itself ... the editors and contributors deserve out thanks.' - Psychodynamic Counselling