Counselling Theory

Counselling theory explained in simple terms. Get an understanding of the building bricks that underpin psychotherapy.

194 – The Shadow Self

194 – The Shadow Self Parallel Process in Supervision – Peek into Practice with Tamara Howell In episode 194 of the Counselling Tutor Podcast, you can hear presenters Rory Lees-Oakes and Ken Kelly talking about Carl Gustav Jung’s concept of the shadow self in ‘Student Check-In’. Then, in ‘Focus on Supervision’, they discuss the parallel …

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CT Podcast Ep194 featured image - Topics Discussed: The Shadow Self – Parallel Process in Supervision – Peek into Online Counselling Practice with Tamara Howell

187 – Walk-and-Talk Therapy

187 – Walk-and-Talk Therapy Use of Homework in CBT – Timing of Communication in Asynchronous Counselling Episode 187 of the Counselling Tutor Podcast opens with Rory Lees-Oakes and Ken Kelly talking about the strengths and weaknesses of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and in particular the use of homework in this popular modality. ‘Digital Counselling Revolution’ then …

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CT Podcast Ep187 featured image - Topics Discussed: Use of Homework in CBT – Timing of Communication in Asynchronous Counselling – Walk-and-Talk Therapy

186 – Understanding Your Attachment Style

186 – Understanding Your Attachment Style Counselling Training in Australia – Managing Digital Footprints In Episode 186 of the Counselling Tutor Podcast, Rory Lees-Oakes interviews Torrie Hall, a final-year counselling student from Australia. ‘Digital Counselling Revolution’ then focuses on the importance of managing digital footprints when working online, before – in Practice Matters – the presenters …

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CT Podcast Ep186 featured image - Topics Discussed: Topics Discussed: Counselling Training in Australia – Managing Digital Footprints – Understanding Your Attachment Style for Counsellors

Special Edition – National Counselling Society: Autonomy-Centred and Process-Centred Counselling Practice

Special Edition – National Counselling Society: Autonomy-Centred and Process-Centred Counselling Practice We broadcast a special edition podcast on the National Counselling Society (NCS) in March 2019. This followed questions posed by members of the Counselling Tutor Facebook group. Rory then revisited the NCS in October 2020, with more questions gathered from the Facebook group, and spoke to NCS Chief …

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Special Edition Podcast featured image – Topics Discussed: Autonomy-Centred and Process-Centred Counselling Practice

180 – Teenage Brain Development

180 – Teenage Brain Development Idiosyncratic Empathy – Interview with ACTO Chair Episode 180 of the Counselling Tutor Podcast opens with Rory Lees-Oakes and Ken Kelly discussing the skill of idiosyncratic empathy. Then, in ‘Digital Counselling Revolution’, Rory interviews Adrian Rhodes, Chair of the Association for Counselling and Therapy Online (ACTO). Finally, in ‘Practice Matters’, …

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Topics Discussed: Idiosyncratic Empathy; Interview with ACTO Chair; Teenage Brain Development – What Counsellors Need to Know to Work with Teenagers

178 – Mental Health Models

178 – Mental Health Models Integrative vs Eclectic Therapy – Geographical Considerations in Online Counselling Episode 178 of the Counselling Tutor Podcast opens with a discussion between Rory Lees-Oakes and Ken Kelly about the differences between integrative and eclectic counselling. Then, ‘Digital Counselling Revolution’ looks at geographical considerations when working therapeutically online. Last, in ‘Practice …

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CT Podcast Ep 178 featured image – Topics Covered: Integrative vs Eclectic Therapy; Geographical Considerations in Online Counselling; Mental Health Models

175 – Supervision for Online Therapy Work

175 – Supervision for Online Therapy Work Diversity – Polyvagal Theory In episode 175 of the Counselling Tutor Podcast – the first for 2021 – Rory Lees-Oakes and Ken Kelly open with the ‘Student Check-In’, discussing diversity. ‘Digital Counselling Revolution’ then looks at supervision for online therapy work. Finally, in ‘Practice Matters’, Rory interviews counsellor …

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CT Podcast Episode 175 featured image - Topics Discussed: Diversity; Supervision for online therapy work; Polyvagal theory

174 – The Polyvagal Theory in Counselling Practice

174 – Polyvagal Theory in Counselling Practice Self Psychology – Digital Presence Online In episode 174 of the Counselling Tutor Podcast, Rory Lees-Oakes and Ken Kelly look at self-psychology in the ‘Student Check-In’. Then, in ‘Digital Counselling Revolution’, they discuss the importance of being mindful of how you present yourself online. Last, ‘Practice Matters’ focuses …

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CT Podcast Episode 174 featured image - Topics Discussed: Self psychology for counsellors; Digital presence online; Polyvagal theory in counselling practice

173 – Talking about Sex in Therapy

173 – Talking about Sex in Therapy Configurations of Self – Sending and Receiving Contracts Online Rory Lees-Oakes and Ken Kelly open episode 173 of the Counselling Tutor Podcast with the ‘Student Check-In’, looking at configurations of self. Then, in the ‘Digital Counselling Revolution’, they give tips on how to get counselling contracts signed when …

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CT Podcast Ep 173 featured image - Topics Discussed: Configurations of self; Sending and receiving contracts online for counsellors; Talking about sex in therapy

170 – Telephone Counselling Tips for Counsellors

170 – Telephone Counselling Tips for Counsellors Is Transference Person-Centred? – Adverse Childhood Experiences In episode 170 of the Counselling Tutor Podcast, Ken Kelly and Rory Lees-Oakes answer the question ‘Is transference person-centred?’ Next in ‘The Digital Counselling Revolution’, they give telephone counselling tips for counsellors. Finally, in ‘Practice Matters’, Rory speaks to Dr Suzanne …

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CT Podcast Episode 170 featured image - Topics Discussed: Is transference person-centred?; Telephone counselling tips for counsellors; Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)