Chapter 7. Helping People to Do Things Differently

  1. Richard Velleman and
  2. Sarajane Aris

Published Online: 10 DEC 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444317473.ch7

Counselling and Helping, Second edition

Counselling and Helping, Second edition

How to Cite

Velleman, R. and Aris, S. (2009) Helping People to Do Things Differently, in Counselling and Helping, Second edition, BPS Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444317473.ch7

Publication History

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405106108

Online ISBN: 9781444317473



  • helping people to do things differently;
  • helping people to change what they do;
  • basis of all skills training;
  • skills and techniques helping clients to modify or change behaviour;
  • basic assumptions underpinning behavioural approach;
  • psychological problems - are learnt;
  • ways of helping;
  • anger management and assertiveness training;
  • alternative self-talk statements in different situations;
  • problem-solving, goal-setting and action-planning


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Background to the Behavioural Approach

  • Common Problems Amenable to the Behavioural Approach

  • Ways of Helping

  • Anger Management and Assertiveness Training

  • Problem-Solving, Goal-Setting and Action-Planning

  • The Application of Helping People by Working with their Behaviour