Relationship Counselling - Sons and Their Mothers: A Person-Centred Dialogue

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Nonspecific Binding
  • Copyright: 2004-09-01
  • Publisher: CRC Press

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Discusses a real-life case involving the struggle of a young man trying to break free from the damaging and dominating influence of his mother. Includes the dialogue from counseling sessions, inviting the reader to step into the therapeutic process. Features practical advice and helpful summaries as well as points for discussion. Softcover.

Author Biography

Richard Bryant-Jefferies qualified as a person-centred counsellor/therapist

Table of Contents

Forewordp. v
Prefacep. vii
About the authorp. ix
Acknowledgementsp. x
Introductionp. 1
The person-centred approachp. 2
p. 9
Beginnings and introductionsp. 9
'Seen and not heard'p. 17
p. 25
'I'm wondering if counselling is really right for me?'p. 25
Reactions to Peter's father's deathp. 34
p. 41
Supervision session 1p. 41
p. 49
Discomfort within the therapeutic relationshipp. 49
Cancelled appointmentp. 59
p. 63
A memory surfaces, 'Can I have a drink of water?'p. 63
Supervision session 2p. 74
p. 83
'Why didn't she love me?', a cathartic releasep. 83
'What is love?', the client reacts to questioningp. 91
p. 103
Learning to feel lovedp. 103
Supervision session 3p. 110
p. 117
A night in the cells, time to move onp. 117
The truth revealed, Peter is left confusedp. 124
p. 131
Peter reflects on his experience so farp. 131
Michael reflects on his experience as Peter's counsellorp. 132
Epiloguep. 135
Referencesp. 137
Useful contactsp. 139
Indexp. 141
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