"Toad", the famous character in Kenneth Graham's 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".... "First they nursed him. Then they encouraged him. Then they told him to pull himself together.... Finally, Badger could stand it no longer.
"Now look here Toad, this can go on no longer," he said sternly. "There is only one thing left. You must have counselling!"
Robert de Board's engaging account of Toad's experience of counselling will capture the imagination of the growing number of people who are interested in counselling and the counselling process. In this sequel to the story of life on the riverbank, Toad and his friends come to life all over again. Heron, the counsellor, uses the language and ideas of transactional analysis as his counselling method. Through the sessions, or chapters of the book, Toad learns how to analyse his own feelings and develop his emotional intelligence. By the end of the book, as debonair as ever, he is setting out on a completely new adventure.
Appropriate for anyone approaching counselling, whether as a student, client or counsellor, Counselling for Toads will appeal to both children and adults of all ages.
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I found this audio book a welcome change of format from all my other 'text books'. It is entertaining and informative and I would argue essential for anyone starting their exploration of Transactional Analysis.
This book is a light hearted, easy to follow example of how Transactional Analysis can be used to help the depressed client. It can also be of help to the depressed reader; giving clear examples of psychological games people play, how to recognise and make sense of game playing and how to therefore, stop replicating the same story/mistakes in life. It was narrated excellently, with plenty of enthusiasm, enabling the listener to imagine each of the players and get a real feel for their characters! I highly recommend this audio book
The content it gave a voice to toad as well as helping me to be less whack :)
It was easy to listen to and clear a very good narrator.
It made me think and was very informative
It was a really good book I have listened to it several times and gain more with each listen.
An imaginative and delightful story explaining the process and theories found in transactional analysis based therapy. The book would work well for students and those seeking understanding of their own feelings and behaviours while satisfying those wondering perhaps what happened next for the heroes of Wind in the Willows!! Thoroughly recommend.
This is an extraordinary book, wonderfully read. I only wish all my counselling psychology text books and case studies were as beautifully written and accessible. This is not just for counsellors, this book is for anyone interested in psychoanalysis or Wind in the Willows.
Yes I will. There is so much in there and so much covered. At the end I was a little lost but that's you opportunity to identify everything you have heard.
The fact he turned the learning into a Story.
Great Accents and you can hear he is a great Vocal Actor
Yes. I just didn't have time
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