18. Coming Home to Roost: Counselling Psychology and the Natural World

  1. Martin Milton
  1. Martin Milton

Published Online: 16 DEC 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470667279.ch18

Therapy and Beyond: Counselling Psychology Contributions to Therapeutic and Social Issues

Therapy and Beyond: Counselling Psychology Contributions to Therapeutic and Social Issues

How to Cite

Milton, M. (2010) Coming Home to Roost: Counselling Psychology and the Natural World, in Therapy and Beyond: Counselling Psychology Contributions to Therapeutic and Social Issues (ed M. Milton), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470667279.ch18

Editor Information

  1. University of Surrey, UK

Author Information

  1. University of Surrey, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 DEC 2010
  2. Published Print: 30 JUL 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470715475

Online ISBN: 9780470667279

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Keywords:

  • coming home to roost - counselling psychology and the natural world;
  • humans and what is known as the ‘natural world’ - ways in which counselling psychology engages with the natural world;
  • notion of the ‘natural world’ - not unproblematic;
  • city life, health benefits, medical assistance - curing illnesses and recovering quickly from disease;
  • dislocation from the world - that we lose access to trusted people;
  • urban living, hoodwinking us into thinking - that we have it good, helping us forget that our needs are not being met;
  • counselling psychologists, working with clients - at a loss as to the nature of their distress;
  • environmentally aware therapy - not necessarily a different ‘brand’ of therapy;
  • phenomenological stance - underpinning counselling psychology;
  • counselling psychologists, ways to monitor - impact of traumatic stories in our work and challenges

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Being Human: A Natural World Perspective

  • Evolved Traits

  • Contemporary Life

  • Advantages and Disadvantages

  • Counselling Psychology: The Consulting Room …

  • Beyond Therapy

  • Warnings

  • References