Chapter 5. Helping the Helpers

  1. Richard Velleman and
  2. Sarajane Aris

Published Online: 10 DEC 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444317473.ch5

Counselling and Helping, Second edition

Counselling and Helping, Second edition

How to Cite

Velleman, R. and Aris, S. (2009) Helping the Helpers, in Counselling and Helping, Second edition, BPS Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444317473.ch5

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 10 DEC 2009
  2. Published Print: 15 JAN 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405106108

Online ISBN: 9781444317473



  • helping the helpers;
  • importance of training and certification, safeguards and support and supervision;
  • training, accreditation and certification;
  • ethical and practice safeguards;
  • team and interagency working;
  • recognising our limits;
  • burn-out – causes, prevention and avoidance;
  • maintaining balance;
  • brief progress diary in your learning journal


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Training, Accreditation and Certification

  • Personal Therapy

  • Ethical and Practice Safeguards

  • Team and Interagency Working

  • Supervision and Support

  • Recognising our Limits

  • Burn-Out: Causes, Prevention and Avoidance

  • Maintaining Balance