Book review: Counselling and Psychotherapy after Domestic Violence: A Client View of What Helps Recovery
Counselling and Psychotherapy after Domestic Violence: A Client View of What Helps Recovery
Jeannette K Roddy
£58 | 224pp
This book expands on information gathered from an initial research project undertaken by the author in her transition to becoming a counsellor.
The seven short chapters – which reference key international research projects – cover therapy, domestic abuse, counselling styles, empathy, care and comfort. The focus lies in the relationships between victim and therapist, counsellor or support agent.
The book has two useful elements. First, it gives a voice to those affected by domestic abuse and an insight into the barriers and difficulties faced by the therapy relationship where trust is precious and the victim fragile. Second is the inclusion of the male victim, who can be...
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