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Best Counselling Books You Must Read

Looking for the best Counselling books? Browse our list to find excellent book recommendations on the subject.

1. Basic Counselling Skills: A Student Guide (2017)

Best Counselling Books You Must ReadA book on counselling skills for students of counselling and psychotherapy. In my book, I go beyond offering just a theoretical definition of what a skill is and an explanation of what it does in a counselling relationship.I share a deeper look into the skills and explore a more philosophical explanation from my own experience as a practising therapist and former counselling tutor. #762,985 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #1840 in Medical Counseling #2142 in Popular Psychology Counseling Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like…
Author(s): Kenneth Kelly

2. The Handbook of Person-Centred Psychotherapy and Counselling (2013)

Best Counselling Books You Must ReadThoroughly updated to reflect the latest trends in theory and practice, this this substantially revised and extended edition is the most in-depth and wide-ranging textbook available on person-centred psychotherapy and counselling. Divided into four parts, it examines the theoretical, philosophical and historical foundations of the person-centred approach; the fundamental principles of person-centred practice and applications of person-centred practice; how person-centred conceptualisations and practices can be applied to groups of clients who bring particular issues to therapy; and, finally,…
Author(s): Mick Cooper , Maureen O’Hara, et al.

3. Counselling Adolescents: The Proactive Approach for Young People (2015)

Best Counselling Books You Must ReadThis is the definitive guide to counselling adolescents. Now in its fourth edition, this bestseller has introduced thousands of trainees and practitioners to the theory, principals, skills and techniques of proactively counselling this client group.   New to the fourth edition:   – A new chapter on the contemporary context of adolescence, exploring the challenges, opportunities and influences facing young people today.   – A new chapter on the use of technology when counselling young people   – Useful links to relevant online resources at the end of each chapter   – Updates to all chapters reflecting more recent…
Author(s): Kathryn Geldard

4. Basic Counseling Techniques: A Beginning Therapist’s Tool Kit (2008)

Best Counselling Books You Must ReadWayne Perry has been a therapist for more than thirty years, but he still hears the same thing from beginning counselors and therapists: Yes, I know what the theory says, but what do I do with this particular client? Drawing on his decades of experience training marriage and family therapists, professional counselors, and pastoral counselors, he answers that question in the updated edition of his landmark book: Basic Counseling Techniques. He provides practical suggestions for setting up the therapy room, using audiovisual recording equipment, and conducting those first critical interviews….
Author(s): Wayne Perry

5. Skills in Person-Centred Counselling & Psychotherapy Third Edition (Skills in Counselling & Psychotherapy Series) (2017)

Best Counselling Books You Must ReadThis best-selling classic has guided thousands of students and practitioners step-by-step through the skills and theory of the person-centred approach. Fully updated, the Third Edition includes numerous new exercises and case studies, a thoroughly-revised chapter on recent debates and developments, as well as two important new chapters on: Skills in Person-Centred Counselling & Psychotherapy remains an essential introduction for those beginning their training as well as more experienced practitioners keen to expand their range….
Author(s): Janet Tolan

6. Counselling Skills for Working with Trauma (Essential Skills for Counselling) (2013)

Best Counselling Books You Must ReadThis is a skills-based manual filled with practical and applied approaches for counsellors and professionals working with complex trauma. Written in an accessible and hands-on style, the book begins by giving an introduction to trauma, then moves on to issues such as how to manage trauma symptoms, through to post traumatic growth and self-care. The issues collated in the book covers a broad range: child abuse, neglect, sexual violence, CSA, sexual trafficking, religious sexual abuse and torture. The format of the book is designed to be dipped into, which will be an essential guide for counsellors with its interactive icons that…
Author(s): Christiane Sanderson

7. Qualitative Research in Counselling and Psychotherapy (2011)

Best Counselling Books You Must ReadThe need to show how and why counselling works has led to an explosion of research activity, and a growing focus on research in counselling and psychotherapy teaching and practice. Yet this book, even now in its second edition, stands alone in addressing qualitative research in therapy. Leading expert, John McLeod helps readers through each stage of the research process, explaining techniques for gathering data, writing up the study and evaluating the findings. Each qualitative method is clearly described and critically assessed in terms of its own strengths and weaknesses. Examples from actual research studies…
Author(s): John Mcleod

8. Skills in Gestalt Counselling & Psychotherapy (Skills in Counselling & Psychotherapy Series) (2018)

Best Counselling Books You Must ReadThis practical guide to the gestalt approach has successfully introduced thousands of trainee therapists to the essential skills needed in gestalt practice. The authors offer practical guidance on the entire process of therapy including setting up the therapeutic session, creating a working alliance, assessment and treatment direction, managing risk, supervision, adopting a research approach, and managing difficult encounters. The Fourth Edition has been updated to include:…
Author(s): Phil Joyce, Charlotte Sills

9. The Handbook of Counselling Children & Young People (2018)

Best Counselling Books You Must ReadLecturers request your electronic inspection copy here Expert authors from a wide range of backgrounds bring together the fundamentals of counselling practice with children and young people in this landmark handbook. It covers all your students need to know about theory and practice approaches, the counselling process, and practice issues and settings.  This Second Edition is updated with the latest developments and research in an ever-changing field, and includes new content on: –        Diversity and difference –        Mental illness…
Author(s): Maggie Robson, Sue Pattison

10. Existential Counselling & Psychotherapy in Practice (2012)

Best Counselling Books You Must ReadOffering a concrete framework and practical methods for working from an existential perspective, the bestselling is now in its . Central to the book is the belief that many of our problems arise out of the essential paradoxes of human existence, rather than from personal pathology. From this perspective, the purpose of counseling and psychotherapy is not viewed as problem-solving, but as a mean of enabling people to come to terms with living life as it is, with all its inherent contradictions. Emmy van Deurzen, a leading existential philosopher and…
Author(s): Van Deurzen, Emmy

11. Counselling Survivors of Domestic Abuse (2008)

Best Counselling Books You Must ReadCounselling Survivors of Domestic Abuse explains how counsellors can facilitate recovery from domestic abuse within a secure, supportive therapeutic relationship.There has been growing awareness in recent years of the impact and consequences of domestic abuse, especially the relationship between domestic abuse and mental health. To appreciate the nature of trauma caused by domestic abuse, professionals need to understand its complex nature and the psychobiological impact of repeated exposure to control and terror. This book examines the therapeutic techniques and specific challenges,…
Author(s): Christiane Sanderson

12. Harper’s Practical Genetic Counselling, Eighth Edition (2019)

Best Counselling Books You Must ReadHighly valued across the world by genetic counsellors, medical geneticists and other healthcare professionals, Harper’s Practical Genetic Counselling has established itself over previous editions as the essential guide to counselling those at risk from inherited disorders. Fully revised by its new author Angus Clarke, and with additional input from colleagues, this eighth edition provides indispensable and up-to-date guidance, helping readers to navigate the profusion of new information in this area and the associated psychosocial and ethical considerations and concerns. Maintaining the trusted framework of earlier editions, the…
Author(s): Angus Clarke

13. Islamic Counselling (2015)

Best Counselling Books You Must ReadIslamic counselling is a form of counselling which incorporates spirituality into the therapeutic process. Until now there has been little material available on the subject with no one agreed definition of Islamic counselling and what it involves. There has also been a rapidly growing population of Muslims in Western societies with a corresponding rise in need of psychological and counselling services. Islamic Counselling: An Introduction to theory and practice presents a basic understanding of Islamic counselling for counsellors and Islamic counsellors, and provides an understanding of counselling…
Author(s): G. Hussein Rassool

14. Practical Genetic Counselling 7th Edition (2010)

Best Counselling Books You Must Read‘Easy to use, and useful when kept close at hand in the room where you work. The book is a pleasure to read: the style elegant and authoritative.’ Lancet’…this book is a wonderful reference to enable primary physicians to be informed about their patients.’ Annals of Internal MedicineUniversally used across the world by genetic counsellors, medical geneticists and clinicians alike, Practical Genetic Counselling has established itself as the essential guide to counselling those at risk from inherited disorders.Increasingly, common disorders are known…
Author(s): Peter Harper

15. Working at Relational Depth in Counselling and Psychotherapy (2017)

Best Counselling Books You Must ReadEagerly awaited by many counsellors and psychotherapists, this new edition includes an updated preface, new content on recent research and new developments and debates around relational depth, and new case studies.   This groundbreaking text goes to the very heart of the therapeutic meeting between therapist and client. Focusing on the concept of ′relational depth′, the authors describe a form of encounter in which therapist and client experience profound feelings of contact and engagement with each other, and in which the client has an opportunity to explore whatever is experienced as most fundamental to her…
Author(s): Dave Mearns, Mick Cooper

Best Counselling Books You Must Read

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some counselling books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Handbook of Innovative Career Counselling

Author(s): Jacobus G. Maree
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2019, Size: 9 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2408831

Working with Goals in Psychotherapy and Counselling

Author(s): Mick Cooper, Duncan Law
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Year: 2018, Size: 10 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2202774

Trans and Sexuality: An existentially-informed enquiry with implications for counselling psychology

Author(s): Christina Richards
Publisher: Routledge, Year: 2018, Size: 1 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2238426

Master in Social Work Counselling (MSWC)

Author(s): IGNOU
Publisher: Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), Year: 2018, Size: 28 Mb, Download: zip
ID: 2322786

Master of Science in Counselling and Family Therapy (MSCCFT) 1st Year (Part 1)

Author(s): IGNOU
Publisher: Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), Year: 2018, Size: 446 Mb, Download: zip
ID: 2323050

Master of Science in Counselling and Family Therapy (MSCCFT) 1st year (Part II)

Author(s): IGNOU
Publisher: Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), Year: 2018, Size: 467 Mb, Download: zip
ID: 2323054

Master of Science in Counselling and Family Therapy (MSCCFT) 1st Year (Part III)

Author(s): IGNOU
Publisher: Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), Year: 2018, Size: 3 Mb, Download: zip
ID: 2323056

Master of Science in Counselling and Family Therapy (MSCCFT) 2nd Year (Part I)

Author(s): IGNOU
Publisher: Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), Year: 2018, Size: 8 Mb, Download: zip
ID: 2323057

Master of Science in Counselling and Family Therapy (MSCCFT) 2nd Year (Part II)

Author(s): IGNOU
Publisher: Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), Year: 2018, Size: 42 Mb, Download: zip
ID: 2323058

Post Graduate Diploma in Social Work Counselling (PGDCOUN)

Author(s): IGNOU
Publisher: Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), Year: 2018, Size: 11 Mb, Download: zip
ID: 2323866

Please note that this booklist is not absolute. Some books are absolutely record-breakers according to Los Angeles Times, others are composed by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant links you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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