Counselling and Identity: Self Realisation in a Therapy Culture

Counselling and Identity: Self Realisation in a Therapy Culture

by Alex Howard

Paperback(2004)

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Counselling and Identity: Self Realisation in a Therapy Culture by Alex Howard

Questions relating to personal identity are of central importance within counselling, which is often seen as an essentially (and perhaps excessively) 'me-focussed' activity. People often come to counsellors to find, reclaim, come to terms with, or control (aspects of) 'themselves.' They want to see how they have been shaped, helped or damaged by their circumstances. Yet there has been surprisingly little systematic examination of the conceptions of 'self' that are, could be, or should be available to counsellors.
This accessible book meets this need and more deeply than most other texts into the foundations and underlying presuppositions of the subject. Alex Howard takes a fresh look at counselling and psychotherapy and advocates greater philosophical and sociological awareness for trainees.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781403933096
Publisher: Macmillan Education UK
Publication date: 02/05/2005
Edition description: 2004
Pages: 295
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.03(d)

About the Author

ALEX HOWARD has over twenty-five years' experience as a tutor and manager in adult education. He has published five books, including Challenges to Counselling and Psychotherapy (Palgrave 1996) and Philosophy for Counselling and Psychotherapy (Palgrave 2000).

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