The Counsellor

The Counsellor The unexpected death of Maggie Sayer s husband shatters her perfect world Struggling to make sense of her grief a complete change and a positive focus seem to be the only things which will help her t

  • Title: The Counsellor
  • Author: Gillian Jackson
  • ISBN: 9781906801755
  • Page: 213
  • Format: Paperback
  • The unexpected death of Maggie Sayer s husband shatters her perfect world Struggling to make sense of her grief, a complete change and a positive focus seem to be the only things which will help her to carry on with life Training as a therapeutic counsellor provides this focus, bringing Maggie into contact with people who desperately need her help Julie and her childrenThe unexpected death of Maggie Sayer s husband shatters her perfect world Struggling to make sense of her grief, a complete change and a positive focus seem to be the only things which will help her to carry on with life Training as a therapeutic counsellor provides this focus, bringing Maggie into contact with people who desperately need her help Julie and her children are living in fear of an abusive husband, Janet is crumbling under the weight of a secret she has kept for over forty years and Karen has never recovered from her mother s violent death.Maggie is drawn into her clients problems as she seeks to empower them to move on with their lives And then she is faced with her own ethical dilemma when she meets Peter

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    1. I was drawn to this book having realised what a valuable service counselling is. To talk in a safe environment about things that you can’t or won’t talk to anyone else about without being judged. After her husband’s untimely death Maggie starts her counselling career and walks into a minefield of differing people with different issues. Each chapter covers part of each persons’ therapy and their lives after whatever “event” has happened to them as well as Maggie’s life. This is a we [...]

    2. Very engaging read. Through the mind of a counsellor as she outlines the tragedies and dilemmas of her patients lives whilst at the same time discloses to the reader her own story. A great insight into the important role of active listening and the amazing power that is imparted when one person truly believes that the person they are talking to genuinely cares for them and their happiness and how this therapeutic space in between can then invoke positive change for people. I genuinely wanted to [...]

    3. The Counsellor is a poignant story about Maggie, a young woman who lost her husband when she was a young woman. Yet she finds meaning in her life by counseling others through their personal tribulations. The novel is written from the viewpoint of Maggie, her friend Sue, and patients, all who provide their perspective of how the counseling methods help each of them through their hardships. Ultimately, the story is about Maggie who again finds love with her former patient, Peter, but she must make [...]

    4. The novel follows clients through their counselling sessions, each with their own personal issues. As a reader,we learn about the process of counselling and how it helps people come to terms wit or resolve their issue.The protagonist, Maggie, has to come to terms with her own bereavement, and we watch her develop and embrace life once more.A gentle read which was perfect with a cup of tea.

    5. As a counsellor myself, I picked this novel hoping that it would prove motivational as well as entertaining. Happily, it did and I really found the story well put together. I haven't read any of Gillian Jackson's books before but I will definitely read them again, now that I have sampled her style and storytelling ability.The protagonist is a person-centred counsellor with a strong belief in empowering people to resolve their own issues through talking and exploring options for action. There are [...]

    6. This is the 1rst of Gillian Jackson's books to come my way and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I was drawn into the lives of each character and their life problems. A couple of times I actually sat back and was able to relate ways dealing with problems to ones that have cropped up in my life. I look forward to reading more of her books.

    7. While reading this book - a series of vignettes about Counsellor Maggie Sayer's patients, who attend her counselling sessions to enable them to cope with a wide range of emotional problems caused by various traumatic events in their lives, the reader gains an insight into what a counsellor does, or attempts to do, and how this helps the patient. While reading, I found myself comparing Maggie's patients' problems and her solutions to events throughout my own life, learning about myself by the way [...]

    8. A LIGHT, ENTERTAINING READI enjoyed this book, it was a light, entertaining read. The dialogue flowed and the tale was neatly told. I would be surprised if the author was not a counsellor in real life, as she knows a lot about the subject and there is a lot to learn about how the profession works. The only reason I’m giving 4 stars is that I felt there was some depth lacking in the narrative. But having said that, this is a personal opinion only. This is a good book, but rather on the light si [...]

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