SAGE Publishing is the world’s leading independent publisher for counselling and psychotherapy. Over several decades, it has published books to support training in the psychological therapies, including many bestsellers from leading figures in the field.

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Counselling young people: a practitioner manual 
Rebecca Kirkbride

Grounded in our competencies for working with young people, this ground-breaking book takes a humanistic approach and establishes it as an evidence-based psychological intervention. It is essential reading for anyone working with this group.

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Essential research findings in child and adolescent counselling and psychotherapy 
Edited by Nick Midgley, Jacqueline Hayes and Mick Cooper

Leading contributors in the field guide readers through the latest research findings in child and adolescent counselling, discussing how each is relevant to the process and outcomes of therapy.

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Counselling for depression: a person-centred and experiential approach to practice 
Pete Sanders and Andy Hill

The first book to take a humanistic - person-centred or experiential - approach to counselling to the most commonly presenting client issue, depression. A landmark text, covering everything from evidence-based practice to training, supervision and research, it establishes humanistic counselling as an evidence-based psychological intervention.

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Essential research findings in counselling and psychotherapy
Mick Cooper

Providing trainees, practitioners and researchers with a comprehensive introduction to the latest findings in the field, this book sets out, in a jargon-free way, the evidence for the effectiveness of therapy and the factors associated with positive therapeutic outcomes.

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The handbook of counselling children and young people
Edited by Sue Pattison, Maggie Robson and Ann Beynon

This landmark handbook brings together the fundamentals of counselling children and young people theory, research, skills and practice. It addresses what every successful trainee or practitioner needs to know in a way that is comprehensive, accessible and jargon-free.

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Confidentiality and record keeping in counselling and psychotherapy: 2nd edition
Tim Bond and Barbara Mitchels

Your first point of reference when faced with a situation or dilemma of a legal nature regarding record keeping or confidentiality issues.

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Case study research in counselling and psychotherapy
John McLeod

Provides the reader with a unique introduction to the conceptual and practical tools required to conduct high quality case study research that is grounded in their own therapy practice or training. Drawing on real-life cases at the heart of counselling and psychotherapy practice, John McLeod makes complex debates and concepts engaging and accessible for the trainees and practitioners at all levels, and from all theoretical orientations.


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Legal issues across counselling and psychotherapy settings: a guide for practice
Barbara Mitchels and Tim Bond

Helping practitioners move between different practice settings, this book explores how the legal framework within which they work varies across contexts. It introduces practitioners to the statutory structure and obligations of different types of counselling and psychotherapy services, setting out implications for practice such as liability and accountability.

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