Counselling, Psychotherapy and Coaching Author, Consultant in Equalities and Diversity, Counselling and Self-Awareness Trainer
COUNSELLING THE PERSON BEYOND THE ALCOHOL PROBLEM
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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