"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.
I really enjoyed listening to Counselling for Toads. Non-fiction can be hard going, particularly when you are trying to do something else at the same time. This book was great for that. It has enough of a story to carry you along but is also a good "case study" covering many counselling standards. Only problem is that there are no diagrams with the download when there seem to have been with a tape or CD.
Bought this on recommendation and what an excellent tip that was! If only all of us were aware of our ego states and managed to stick to 'Adult' instead of 'Parent' or 'Child' at least in work environment, I bet working would become more fun and less stressful... Of course, one thing is reading a book, another is applying the knowledge...but still, at least I'm more aware of the ego states and try to manage them accordingly...An excellent fictional psychology book!
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