"This book is produced as a collection of patient or client 'handouts' covering many aspects of counselling and psychotherapeutic work with people suffering from these common conditions of stress, anxiety, depression and low self-esteem. It can be used as a self-help resource before a counselling or psychotherapy referral and it adopts a 'stepped-care' approach to these conditions so can be used as a resource during the course of therapy. It can thus be of great use both to the patient or client, as well as to the therapist, counsellor or GP. For many, these handouts could be as effective as the therapeutic and clinical work that they draw on. Trying to imagine myself once again in my first therapist's room, I wish there had been something like this on offer. Courtenay Young presents a contemporary view of therapy and counselling as accessible and relevant and not distant or precious. The book will interest seasoned professionals and students alike. It will also be a significant addition to the self-help mental health literature." -- --Andrew Samuels, Professor of Analytical Psychology, University of Essex
1) A Definition of Mental Health; 2) Stress; 3) About Depression; 4) Emotional Expression in Depression; 5) Anxiety; 6) Anger Management; 7) Self-Esteem; 8) What Works; 9) Bereavement and Grieving; 10) The Path to Mental Health; 11) The Road to Change; 12) Money Worries; 13)Self-Esteem Groups; 14) Clinician’s Supplement.
About the Author:
Courtenay Young is an accredited Humanistic, Transpersonal & Body-oriented Psychotherapist, UKCP registered, who has worked in a variety of different ways and different situations in the mental health field over the last 20 years.
He was resident psychotherapist at the Findhorn Foundation, an international spiritual community located in north-east Scotland, for over 17 years and then started working in the NHS as a Psychological Therapist and Counsellor. He currently lives in Edinburgh.
He has had several published articles and is also writing a book on psychophysiology; a book on Spiritual Emergencies and produces the EABP Bibliography of Body-Psychotherapy on CD-ROM.