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About Books and eBooks
We have a large collection of both physical books and eBooks available to staff and students. Each one of our libraries has a physical collection of books suitable for courses that are taught at their campus, however you are welcome to borrow books from any of our libraries. All of our books are arranged on bookshelves, grouped by topic area. These topics and sub-topics are numbered and the books are in number order. So, when you search for a book using our online library search, each book will have a classmark (a number) and this is where you will find the book on the shelf.
You can access our eBooks by searching for something via our library search. If you prefer to read in large print you can change this in the eBook settings, along with background colour and the read aloud feature.
Below you will find a gallery of new books and eBooks that we have recently added to our collection. You will also find key books and eBooks for your subject area - you may recognise some of these from your reading list!
Carl Rogers by
As founder of the person-centred approach, Carl Rogers (1902-1987) is arguably the most influential psychologist and psychotherapist of the 20th century. This book provides unique insights into his life and a clear explanation of his major theoretical ideas.
First Steps in Counselling by
First Steps in Counselling is essentially a book about helping. This fifth edition has been thoroughly revised and updated to reflect changes in the role and practice of counselling in the 21st century. It is for anyone thinking of becoming a counsellor, working or volunteering in a role that requires helping and listening skills, or simply caring for someone. It explains in clear language what counselling is, the theories on which it is based, how it works and how it is positioned in relation to contemporary debates about culture, politics, language, race and power.
The skilled helper : a client-centred approach by
The third edition of Gerard Egan's bestselling text has been thoroughly updated with the latest research to support today's students in becoming effective helpers.Using a practical three stage process, it engages with helpers to build their confidence and teach them how to tackle the variety of complex situations which they might encounter throughout their work. The Skilled Helper integrates the most relevant aspects of different theoretical orientations (humanistic, cognitive, behavioural and solution-focused) into a pragmatic approach to helping
A way of being by
A profound and deeply personal collection of essays by renowned psychologist Carl Rogers, founder of the humanistic psychology movement and father of client-centered therapy.
Cognitive behaviour therapies by
CBT has become more established as the therapy of choice for certain conditions in recent years, and consequently different voices in the CBT tradition have become prominent. This book brings together these voices by offering its readers a one-stop guide to the major approaches.
Counselling for toads by
'Toad', the famous character in The Wind in the Willows, is in a very depressed state and his good friends Rat, Mole and Badger, are 'worried that he might do something silly'... Robert De Board's engaging account of Toad's experience of counselling will capture the imagination of the growing readership of people who are interested in counselling and the counselling process.
Counselling Skills and Theory by
Trust this bestselling resource to provide you with the clearest introduction to the major approaches in counselling. Written by expert counsellor and bestselling author Margaret Hough, this textbook provides the clearest overview and introduction to the subject. It covers the major approaches to the field, how they interrelate and how you can put them into practice.
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Where to Find Books
We use class numbers to organise books into subject groups in the library. You will find the number on the spine of each book. Here is a selection of class numbers for Counselling.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Counselling Different Groups
Grief and Grieving