Learning and Being in Person-Centred Counselling

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Learning and Being in Person-Centred Counselling

Learning and Being in Person-Centred Counselling

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Tony Merry died in 2004, and this third edition has been updated, with a new chapter on recent developments, by Sheila Haugh, a long-time colleague who knew him and his work well. Come down the travelators, exit Sainsbury's, turn right and follow the pedestrianised walkway to Crown Walk and turn right - and Coles will be right in front of you. It brings theory to life with its suggestions for exploring and developing person-centred values, qualities, attitudes and skills. Tony Merry (1948–2004) was Reader in Psychology at the University of East London and taught on postgraduate and undergraduate courses in counselling and counselling psychology. Finance is provided by PayPal Credit (a trading name of PayPal UK Ltd, Whittaker House, Whittaker Avenue, Richmond-Upon-Thames, Surrey, United Kingdom, TW9 1EH).

The late Tony Merry wrote in plain English, so it's an easier way to get one's head around the theory, rather than getting caught-up in scientific psychobabble. Chapter covers essential aspects of theory and practice, including working at relational depth, training issues and supervision, and a comprehensive resource list of other relevant texts. This is a rigorous, faithful and trustworthy book for those wanting to learn more about a person-centred way of being. I feel sure that trainees will also find the 'Resources' chapter in Merry helpful too - it leaves them with somewhere to go. Clearly, I believe in Carl Rogers' theories, otherwise I wouldn't have spent the past four years training in his style of counselling, but he was ultimately a scientist and some of his theory does get a tad complicated for my non-scientific brain.

It covers the basic issues, but does so in more depth, and with a greater appreciation for the ranges of alternative opinions, than do some of the other introductory books I've read. He co-founded the British Association for the Person-Centred Approach (BAPCA) in 1989 and was editor of the BAPCA journal Person-Centred Practice until his untimely death in August 2004. Many cutting edge topics are included such as discussions about human nature, multi-cultural awareness and time-limited practice. He was author of several books and articles on counselling, including Learning and Being in Person-Centred Counselling.

I particularly enjoyed the theory sections in [Learning and Being] - and I valued the inclusion of cultural, political, professional and social issues at an early stage .It might also de-mystify what Counselling is about and therefore help you to make the most of counselling sessions. It is written in clear and accessible language, with exercises and checklists to prompt the reader’s own thinking and learning. Excellant book for anyone, at any level of understanding, to develop a sound understanding of person centred history, theory and practice.



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