Chapter 1: What are the Counselling Professions?

Read the article What is Counselling and Psychotherapy? To find out more about the range of different titles and specialisms within the counselling professions

Take a look at these links to find out more about the main counselling and psychotherapy organisations in the UK and Australia:

Chapter 2: Becoming a Counsellor or Psychotherapist: Personal and Professional Development

Read Chapter 3: The Trainee Experience for an engaging account of what it is like to undergo training.

Find out more about counselling training and the main awarding bodies:

Chapter 3: Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy

Read these articles for more information on the long term effectiveness of psychodynamic therapy:

Chapter 4: Cognitive-behavioural Counselling and Psychotherapy

Read this article for an outline of the history and basic principles of CBT: 

Chapter 5: Humanistic Counselling and Psychotherapy

Have a look at these articles to further your understanding of the broader applications of humanistic counselling and psychotherapy:

Chapter 6: Integrative and Pluralistic Counselling and Psychotherapy

Read this chapter for Stephen Palmer's take on multimodal counselling and psychotherapy:

Chapter 7: Other Key Counselling and Psychotherapy Approaches

Chapter 8: The Therapeutic Relationship

Chapter 9: Therapist Competencies and Counselling Skills

Read these articles to introduce yourself to some broader issues surrounding counselling skills online and in lifeskills:

Chapter 12: Professional Settings and Organisations

Chapter 14: Managing Professional Responsibilities

These articles introduce you to some of the ethical issues around managing professional responsibilities: 

Chapter 15: Developing Your Practice: Supervision, Research, Career Development

Read these articles for practical information on developing your practice:

Take a look at these Ethical Guidelines from the British Psychological Society and British Association of Counselling Professions: