Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Jan Wiener, Mannie Sher
    Pages 1-17
  3. Jan Wiener, Mannie Sher
    Pages 18-39
  4. Jan Wiener, Mannie Sher
    Pages 40-51
  5. Jan Wiener, Mannie Sher
    Pages 52-70
  6. Jan Wiener, Mannie Sher
    Pages 71-90
  7. Jan Wiener, Mannie Sher
    Pages 91-110
  8. Jan Wiener, Mannie Sher
    Pages 111-126
  9. Jan Wiener, Mannie Sher
    Pages 127-142
  10. Jan Wiener, Mannie Sher
    Pages 143-156
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 157-184

About this book


From small beginnings in the 1970s, counselling in primary care has now become an established area of practice. It is well recognised that a significant proportion of patients in primary health care have psychological difficulties which are treatable at the 'coal face' before they develop into major problems. Mental health services can now reach a wider population more quickly with cost-effective therapeutic benefits. This text examines the intra - and inter-personal dynamics of primary care essential for counsellors and psythotherapists working in health centres and considers the advantage of multi-disciplinary and multi-agency collaboration.
The progressive approach will be of interest to all who work in primary care. They will recognise in it many of their day-to-day working dilemmas, especially in trying to balance the tension between commitment to individual patients and the demands of the wider organisation. Case illustrations are used to demonstrate the challenges and teamwork opportunities for both counsellors and doctors who work collaboratively. This book is essential reading for counsellors and psychotherapists who work in primary care and for the doctors and health authorities who employ them.


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About the authors

JAN WIENER is a Jungian Analyst and Research Psychologist. She works in three different settings: as an Adult Psychotherapist at Thorpe Coombe Hospital, Walthamstow, in her private analytic practice, and as a psychotherapist with a group of GPs in an inner-London practice.

MANNIE SHER is a practising psychoanalytical psychotherapist and organisational development consultant. From both these positions he contributes to the development of counselling and psychotherapy services in primary health care and consults widely to organisations and governments in Britain and abroad on health-care strategies.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Counselling and Psychotherapy in Primary Health Care
  • Book Subtitle A Psychodynamic Approach
  • Authors Jan Wiener
    Mannie Sher
  • Series Title Basic Texts in Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Macmillan Publishers Limited 1998
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Social & Cultural Studies Collection Social Sciences (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-0-333-65205-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-349-13964-4
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXIV, 208
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Previously published under the imprint Palgrave
  • Topics Psychotherapy and Counseling
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