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Highland Retreat

Nothing Changes If Nothing Changes
A practical guide to choosing the right counsellor
What you always wanted to know about counselling but didn’t know who to ask.

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About Author - Dawn Spinks

Chapter Outline  

Motivation for writing this book:
I have written this book because I believe we all have the right to make choices, but we can only do that if we have the knowledge needed to make them. For some of us life’s road is tough. For others it’s a smoother ride with a few speed bumps along the way. Either way counselling can offer a number of solutions that can lead you to a better life. I believe in the power of one’s ‘self’ and in teaching how to fish rather than simply providing the fish alone. I believe in people being able to find their own sense of self and becoming the happiest they can be. Hopefully this book will help many towards that goal.

How is this book different?
This is not a self help book. Rather it aims to illustrate what counselling is, and what it isn’t, and what you can expect from professional counselling. With this information you can then decide if counselling is right for you.
In November 2006, the Australian government approved Medicare rebates for psychologists and social workers offering counselling – but these professionals are not necessarily trained in counselling skills! The vast majority of people seeking counselling services suffer from emotional issues rather than mental health issues. The need to understand what counselling offers and the difference between the services is more vital now than it ever was after all, you wouldn’t ask for a plumber if you needed an electrician would you?
This book offers exactly that information in simple but effective terms.

Who will this book appeal to?
This book will appeal to anyone who may be seeking or considering counselling, has sought counselling services in the past or just wondered what it was all about. It is a valuable tool for counsellors, psychologists, GP’s and lawyers to guide their clients toward informed choices.




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