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Practical Supervision for Counsellors Who Work with Young People

Practical Supervision for Counsellors Who Work with Young People

Nick Luxmoore

Quick Overview

A collection of supervision stories from an experienced counselling supervisor, this book explores issues specific to counselling young people. From stories of counsellors at the start of their career facing their first hurdles to accounts of the author's own work after 40 years, this engaging book will improve practice and communication.
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Paperback / softback
2017, 8.90in x 5.98in / 226mm x 152mm, 192pp
ISBN: 9781785922855
2017, ePUB, 192pp
ISBN: 978-1-78450-589-9
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Counsellors working with young people often find it can feel like messy, complex work. What helps when counsellors themselves are stuck? This book recalls those moments when supervision sessions have been crucial to puzzling out the complexities of counselling young people.

The assorted supervision stories in this book explore the important issues that counsellors working with young people face, and look at how supervision can help them overcome these issues. Thoughtful and engaging, each story is a snapshot from a counsellor's career. They address questions such as 'What gets talked about?', 'What issues recur with young people and how are they addressed in supervision?' and 'What helps counsellors to move on when they're stuck?'

As a veteran counsellor and supervisor with 40 years' experience, Nick Luxmoore vividly recounts moments of highs and lows, of uncertainties and of breakthroughs, and of the unique dilemmas experienced by counsellors and supervisors working with young people.


'Nick Luxmoore's latest book is as smart, sharp and accessible as ever. In Practical Supervision, he takes us to the heart of those frequently complex, sometimes painful, dilemmas that arise in supervision, bringing them alive through compelling stories and well-placed, light-touch theoretical insights. Invaluable.'
- Jonathan Wyatt, Senior Lecturer, The University of Edinburgh

'Nick Luxmoore is very good at telling stories. You can imagine yourself sitting in the room, feeling, agonising, laughing or crying - touched by the lives of so many young people and their counsellors. Nick makes supervision come alive for the benefit of all who will read this engaging book.'
- Alistair Ross, Associate Professor - Psychotherapy, Oxford University


By (author): Nick Luxmoore