chapter  1
An Overview of Counselling in Britain Today
Pages 20

In this chapter Brigid Proctor gives a comprehensive overview of counselling in Britain in the J990s, including a description of the explosion of interest in this field. She explores the assumptions and values underlying the practice of counselling, as well as the different uses of counselling and counselling skills. She describes attempts at collective self-discipline in the counselling world and the political and economic context. Finally, she looks briefly at patterns emerging from the overview, including a discussion of the work of the British Association for Counselling.