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Mick Cooper - The Facts are Friendly

Essential Research Findings in Counselling and Psychotherapy

 

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IEYJyq-Peaw

 

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HtRr0kRcBfY


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http://www.pccs-books.co.uk/downloads/PCCS_talkMIckCooper.pdf

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Why choose person centred counselling?

Why choose person centred counselling? | Counselling | Scoop.it

"...How we see ourselves plays a huge part. Part of that comes from what we imagine others think of us and from our need to be approved of. So as children, if we were lucky enough to grow up in an environment where we were loved and prized for who we were and not what others wanted us to be, we would be better able to keep in touch with what we think and feel rather than trying to live up to the values and beliefs of others. However the reality is that to a lesser or greater degree, we all end up on the receiving end of beliefs and values of parents, teachers and wider society and so we adapt to the messages which say ‘you are worthy if you………………..’ So who we really are becomes buried and in its place we have a self-concept which includes the messages about how to maintain the approval of others. The point at which we seek counselling is often the stage where the conflict between our experience, which may have been denied or distorted, and who we think we are becomes too great and we want change..."

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20 Myths about Counselling and Psychotherapy

20 Myths about Counselling and Psychotherapy | Counselling | Scoop.it

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8. Only psychiatrists can do Counselling /Psychotherapy

9. Only psychologists can do Counselling /Psychotherapy

Either of these professional groups can provide Counselling /Psychotherapy if they are qualified to do so (many aren’t), but so can qualified Counsellors /Psychotherapists who don’t have any such background, but have been trained to the proper standard.
Psychiatrists are medical doctors who have specialised in the area of Mental Health. Their primary role is still to prescribe medication, though most have some training in Counselling/Psychotherapy as well. They rarely have the time to provide much of it, however, except maybe in a private practice setting.

Psychologists work in a variety of areas, as educational psychologists, research psychologists, forensic psychologists, etc. Some specialise as Clinical Psychologists, in which case they are likely to work with some Mental Health issues, though they might equally work in an area such as Intellectual Disability. Some specialise as Counselling Psychologists, in which case they do the same work as Counsellors/Psychotherapists, in other words “Talking Therapy”.

Most people who describe themselves as Counsellors and/or Psychotherapists do not come from any of these related professional backgrounds (though some may). They are trained from scratch in the profession of Counselling & Psychotherapy. They may or may not have worked in other careers before, but one way or another this now becomes their main qualification and their main career..."

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What is counselling and psychotherapy

A short video on what counselling and psychotherapy is, what issues it can help with and how it works. Email me info@noelmcdermott.net, or call M: 07506 319 ...
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6 Amazing Things Carl Rogers Gave Us

6 Amazing Things Carl Rogers Gave Us | Counselling | Scoop.it
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The Therapeutic Relationship: 7 Things That Help It Stand

The Therapeutic Relationship: 7 Things That Help It Stand | Counselling | Scoop.it

"...[Τ]here are some therapists, and even psychiatrists, who are very far removed from their clients and the families they see. They either don’t know how to relate or simply don’t care. There are also some professionals who simply should not be in the field. Everyone has strengths and sometimes a person’s strengths are not found in this profession. Other people are very intelligent but lack a lot of emotional intelligence. Still, others get into this field to understand themselves or those around them and have very little interest in actually helping. Whatever the reason, there are those of us who thrive in this field and those of us who don’t. As a result, it’s important to be able to identify the qualities that makes a therapist successful at what they do. Successful includes being able to relate to clients, validate their feelings, show compassion and true concern, and be interested in learning about the person behind the label (i.e., a diagnosis or long history of problems). Overtime, I have developed a listing, based on families and clients, of qualities that make a good therapist. Here are the 7 things that contribute to a strong therapeutic relationship:

 

1. Authenticity..."

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What is the Difference Between Psychotherapy and Counselling?

What is the Difference Between Psychotherapy and Counselling? | Counselling | Scoop.it

"...COUNSELLING VS PSYCHOTHERAPY

Both explore feelings, beliefs, and thoughts.
Both focus on creating a safe, supportive environment.
Both help you understand yourself better.
Both help you understand others better.
Both help you make better choices and move forward in life.
Both involve working with a therapist with at least three years of training.


BUT

counselling is more likely to be action and behaviour focused
counselling is more likely to be short-term
counselling is more likely to focus on your present issues over past issues
psychotherapy tends to go on longer than a round of counselling sessions
psychotherapy is more likely to be in-depth than counselling
psychotherapy is more likely to explore the past as well as the present
psychotherapy is more likely to explore childhood root issues instead of just behavioural patterns
psychotherapy means your therapist has at least four years of training
psychotherapy can deal with deep mental health problems and disorders that have developed over a long period of time


The above proposed similarities and differences aside, it’s still a murky world when it comes to comparing psychotherapy with counselling. A counsellor might work very deeply in a way that seems psychotherapeutic. A psychotherapist might offer counselling as part of a bigger treatment plan...."

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Lisa A Romano's curator insight, February 19, 2015 11:00 PM

I'm often asked to explain the difference between counselling and psychology, and this makes a good start. Psychotherapy - in Australia - can be viewed as a whole different therapeutic model again as a subset of psychological practice.

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Focusing: Take your power back

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Carl Rogers Empathy Lecture parts 1 and 2 - YouTube

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