Counselling the Person Beyond the Alcohol Problem


Richard Bryant-Jefferies

ISBN 1 84310 002 9

At the heart of Richard Bryant-Jefferies work with problem drinkers is his belief in the power and effectiveness of the person-centred approach to counselling and psychotherapy. He suggests that many alcohol problems develop out o, or are connected with, relationship difficulties. He highlights the importance of building a therapeutic relationship with the person, and of engaging with their individuality to encourage sustainable lifestyle change underpinned by personal growth. This practical book shows how such client focused counselling can support problem drinkers who are seeking to develop and sustain a less alcohol-centred way of life.

Demonstrating how the client-counsellor relationship can empower the individual to help themselves, Richard

Describes the health risks and effects on family life of alcohol dependency

Considers the differences between young and old problem drinkers

Describes the support services available to those seeking change

Suggests ways of coping with relapse

Supported by contributions from clients who have undergone counselling for alcohol reliance, this is a comprehensive and positive guide for people working with those who have a harmful relationship with alcohol.

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Books published

Counselling the Person Beyond the Alcohol Problem

Living Therapy series

Problem Drinking

Couselling for Problem Gambling

Counselling for Eating Disorders in Women

Counselling for Eating Disorders in Men

Counselling Young People

Relationship Counselling: Sons and their Mothers

Responding to a Serious Mental Health Problem

Counselling for Progressive Disability

Counselling a Recovering Drug User

Counselling a Survivor of Childood Sexual Abuse

Counselling Victions of Warfare

Counselling for Obesity

Counselling Young Binge Drinkers

Counselling for Death and Dying

Time-limited Therapy in Primary Care

Workplace Counselling in the NHS

Person-centred Counselling Supervision

Models of Care for Drug Service Provision

A Little Book of Therapy



Alive and Cutting

The Jigsaw of Life

The Sevenfold Circle: Self Awareness in Dance (with Lynn Frances)