Recommended Books for Students of Counselling Studies

First Steps in Counselling: A Students’ Companion for Introductory Courses (Steps in Counselling Series) Paperback – 20 Jun 2011 by Pete Sanders

Next Steps in Counselling Practice: A students’ companion for degrees, HE diplomas and vocational courses: A Students’ Companion for Certificate and Skills Courses (Steps in Counselling Series) Paperback – 3 Aug 2009 by Pete Sanders  (Author),‎ Alan Frankland  (Author),‎ Paul Wilkins  (Author)

The Carl Rogers Reader Paperback – 23 Apr 1990 by Carl R. Rogers  (Author),‎ Howard Kirschenbaum (Editor),‎ Valerie L. Henderson (Editor)

Client Centred Therapy: Its Current Practice, Implications and Theory Paperback – 24 Jul 2003 by Carl Rogers (Author)

Person-Centred Counselling in Action (Counselling in Action series) Paperback – 22 Jan 2013 by Dave Mearns  (Author),‎ Brian Thorne (Author),‎ John McLeod (Author)


Person-Centred Counselling in a Nutshell Paperback – 14 Mar 2011 by Roger Casemore  (Author)


The Personal Development Group: The Students’ Guide – 30 Jan 2008 by Chris Rose (Author)

Learning and Being in Person-Centred Counselling Paperback – 1 Sep 2002 by Tony Merry (with additional material by Bob Lusty) (Author)


Standards and Ethics for Counselling in Action (Counselling in Action series) Paperback – 6 Apr 2015 by Tim Bond  (Author)

Working at Relational Depth in Counselling and Psychotherapy Paperback – 2 Nov 2017 by Dave Mearns  (Author),‎ Mick Cooper (Author)

The Handbook of Person-Centred Psychotherapy and Counselling Paperback – 31 May 2013 by Mick Cooper  (Editor),‎ Maureen O’Hara (Editor),‎ Professor Peter F. Schmid (Editor),‎ Arthur Bohart (Editor)

Counselling for Toads: A Psychological Adventure Paperback – 20 Nov 1997 by Robert de Board (Author)

Recommended Website for Students of Counselling Studies The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) is the professional association for members of the counselling professions in the UK.  Their website provides a range of information, advice, guidance and links to help counselling students, practitioners and the general public.   The Counselling & Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body (CPCAB) is a UK awarding body that is managed by professional counsellors, trainers and supervisors. Now in our 21st year of operation, we are the only awarding body in Europe to specialise in the field of counselling.   The National Counselling Society (NCS) was first set up in 1999 by a group of counsellors, psychotherapists, hypnotherapists and psychologists.  They play an important role within the profession of counselling in the UK and in May 2013 the Society was one of the first organisations to gain Accredited Register status with the Professional Standards Authority Accredited Register programme.