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The Coaching Alliance

Theory and Guidelines for Practice, 1st Edition

By Windy Dryden


66 pages

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pub: 2017-06-20
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Windy Dryden’s pluralistic approach to coaching informs this uniquely straightforward guide to the coaching alliance. Drawing on examples from Dryden’s own practice, the book explores the four specific domains of the alliance: bonds, views, objectives/goals, and tasks. Dryden explains how these domains are inter-related, and how all four have an impact on the collaborative, negotiated relationship between coach and coachee.

The Coaching Alliance is a clearly written, accessible guide, with one chapter dedicated to each of the four domains. It examines each domain at different stages in the coaching process and includes key points and questions for coaches to consider in sessions with clients. By taking an alliance perspective on coaching, the coach is encouraged to think clearly and constructively about building a working relationship with their coachee, clarifying views, setting goals and completing tasks. Including a wealth of practical information, this concise book will be essential for anyone working with clients in a coaching capacity.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1 - Introduction

Chapter 2 - Bonds in Coaching

Chapter 3 – Views in Coaching

Chapter 4 – Objectives/Goals in Coaching

Chapter 5 – Tasks in Coaching


About the Author

Windy Dryden, Ph.D, is in part-time clinical and consultative practice and is an international authority on cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT). He is Honorary Vice President of the International Society for Coaching Psychology, was granted honorary membership in the International Association of Cognitive Behavioral Coaching in 2014 and is Emeritus Professor of Psychotherapeutic Studies at Goldsmiths University of London. He has worked in the helping professions for more than 40 years and is the author and editor of over 215 books.

About the Series

Routledge Focus on Coaching

The Focus on Coaching series features books which cover an aspect of coaching particularly dear to the author's or editor's heart that they wish to share with the wider professional coaching community. The series editors are Windy Dryden and David A. Lane.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Psychotherapy / Counseling