"Practical Counselling Skills" introduces the reader to a personal, needs-based approach to counselling. It sets out concisely the purposes of counselling and outlines a model of counselling for building skills. The practical advice given is illustrated by case studies. The text should be useful for anyone interested in counselling, or who wishes to develop their counselling abilities and for trainers running courses concerned with this subject. It is the first volume in this new series from Winslow; future titles include Gestalt, intergrative and relationship counselling. It aims to be practical and immediately relevant for work with clients, suitable for all levels of counselling. Containing phptocopiable assignments, it should be useful for self-development and immediately usable on counselling courses and training workshops.