Medical and psychiatric issues for counsellors, Edition: 2nd by Howe, Amanda; Gask, Linda; Daines, Brian

By Howe, Amanda; Gask, Linda; Daines, Brian

Compliment for the 1st variation: Àn attention-grabbing assessment of clinical and psychiatric matters which can come up for counsellors.. readable, lucid and freed from jargon' - British magazine of steerage and Counselling. clinical or psychiatric concerns often come up in the course of counselling and counsellors and psychological medical examiners have to equip themselves with the information and talents to reply properly. scientific and Psychiatric  Read more...

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Fragmentation and conflict in the overall care that a client receives will be particularly problematic where they mirror the client’s internal state. In cases of 03-Daines-03 8/6/07 2:31 PM Page 25 Issues at the Beginning of Counselling ✽ physical illness it is also desirable that there should be a well-thought-out approach, particularly where there are strong psychosomatic elements to the client’s illness. Simran referred herself for counselling for depression and in the course of the first session it emerged that she was currently receiving treatment from a psychiatrist.

Counselling in Difficult Environments Sometimes the medical or psychiatric problems of clients mean that counselling can only take place in a situation that makes it difficult to maintain the usual 25 03-Daines-03 26 8/6/07 ✽ 2:31 PM Page 26 Medical and Psychiatric Issues for Counsellors boundaries around the work, typically either in the client’s home or in hospital. Working in a client’s home involves trying to ensure that there are as few interruptions as possible. Sources of possible interruption include the telephone, intrusions from others living in the home, visits from family or friends and expected and unexpected calls from trades people and others.

I would hope that this may resolve some of your difficulties, as it is always lonely starting off in a new place. However, if after you have become used to this area you feel our service could help please contact me again and we can review your request. Yours sincerely, John Wilmott Senior Counsellor open up the way for permission to be given. In the event of an impasse being reached it is important that the counsellor does not feel forced into offering help without adequate medical liaison or cover.

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