Individuals experiencing rehabilitation are subject to profound life adjustments, and the contributors to this book explore how the relationship between counsellor and client can be a source of support during that time. Describing pioneering initiatives in a range of rehabilitation settings the authors draw out the historical background and theoretical implications of their work and make recommendations for good practice.
Rehabilitation experiences in both physical and psychological health care are described, including those of survivors of strokes, problematic drug or alcohol users, people who have sustained hearing loss or head injury and those affected by chronic bowel disorder and multiple sclerosis. Contributors describe the innovative work they are undertaking in NHS rehabilitation settings such as a head injury unit and a post-operative rehabilitation counselling service. Other contributions include a chapter from the perspective of a counsellor within a voluntary organisation, the Bristol Area Stroke Foundation, and a chapter by a counsellor working with clients undergoing community rehabilitation. Several chapters are written from the client's perspective by authors who have themselves received counselling as part of their programme of rehabilitation.
This pioneering book introduces the reader to creative approaches to research and counselling including the use of poetry, groupwork and narrative ideas and will inform the work of counsellors, clients, health care workers and policy makers. -- from the publisher
Table of Contents:
Introduction, Kim Etherington, University of Bristol. 1. Counselling in Rehabilitation: The UK Story, Pamela Griffiths, Brunel University. 2. Counselling People with Multiple Sclerosis, Julia Segal, London Hospitals NHS Trust. 3. Counselling in a Head Injury Rehab Unit, Diane Aronson, Counsellor in Head Injury Unit, Bath. 4. Counselling Young Stroke Survivors During Rehabilitation, Sally Lockwood, Bristol Area Stroke Foundation. 5. Counselling in Stroke Rehabilitation <196> A Client's Account, Diana Sheppard. 6. Counselling after Hearing Loss, Ruth Morgan Jones, Counsellor, formerly with RELATE and HearSay. 7. Post-Operative Rehabilitation for Sufferers of Chronic Bowel Disorder, Gillian Thomas, Counsellor, Royal Berkshire and Battle Hospitals. 8. Counselling in Mental Health Rehabilitation, Kevin Brenton, Sussex Weald and Downs NHS Trust. 9. Rehabilitating the Problematic Drinker in the Community, Richard Bryant-Jefferies, NHS and Acorn Community Drug and Alcohol Service. 10. Counselling People Recovering from Drug Addiction, Cindi Bedor, Counsellor working with drug users, Southmead project. 11. Counselling for Recovery from Addiction: A Personal Account, Frances Taylor. 12. Narrative Ideas and Stories of Disability, Kim Etherington. References. Index.