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Counselling Older Clients


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Age Affirmative Practice Counsellors, Clients and Settings Theory and Practice Time-Limited or Open-Ended Beginning and Ending Use and Value of Stories Obstacles to Change Avoidance, Resistance and Other Factors Working with Difference Relationships and Withdrawal Loss Retirement, Bereavement and Diminishment Facing Death How Do We Evaluate Counselling? Some Useful Exercises

About the Author

Ann Orbach is a retired psychotherapist with twenty five years experience in private practice. She is the founder of SAGE (Senior Age) Counselling Service and continues to chair its executive committee.


'Orbach is a retired psychotherapist who writes this thorough book based on her background in humanistic psychology, as well as on extensive experience and involvement with older clients . She gives examples from practice and gives suggestions on how the counselor in that situation would have to respond' -- Counselling Magazine

`This is a warm, compassionate, wise book, the crystallization of Anne Orbach's many years experience of psychotherapy and counselling with the elderly people. It opens up many vistas, questions and creative possibilities for work in this field'

-- British Journal of Psychotherapy
`.... invaluable to those in counselling training, for carers working with the older age group and for experienced counsellors who may be interested in working with older clients' - Healthcare Counselling and Psychotherapy Journal -- Healthcare Counselling and Psychotherapy Journal

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