Molen, Henk T. van der Lang, Gerrit Trower, Peter Look, Roger
This book combines relevant theoretical insights and concrete communication skills necessary for effective counselling and coaching. The authors first explore the helpers basic attitude. Secondly, they discuss views from client-centred, cognitive behavioural and social learning theories that are important for good helping. Bridging theory and practice they describe the helper in four roles: confidant, communicative detective, teacher, and coach. The helper uses these roles within a three-stage helping model: problem clarification, gaining new insights and treatment of the problem. As a guide to counselling practice they describe the essential communications skills for each of these three stages. Many practical examples clarify the counsellor-client interaction which is discussed throughout the book.