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My approach to counselling and psychotherapy

as it relates to the ideas of Viktor Frankl (1905-1997)


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Ramesh Ramsahoye
CONTENTS
INTRODUCTION 2
1) THE IMPORTANCE OF PRIZING 3
i) Prizi! "e#ie" 3
ii) $oe%iess a" o&r sese o# se%# '
iii) $oe%iess a" o&r h&ma ee"s (
2) THE THERAPEUTIC RE$ATION)HIP DEFINED A) ONE 1*
IN +HICH UNCONDITIONA$ $O,E I) E-TENDED ./
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3) M/)TICA$ UNION 31
i) Mer!i! 2i1h 1he 2or%" 31
ii) The M&si4 o# 1he )5heres 3*
iii) Mys1i4a% re0e%a1io 3:
*) $OGOTHERAP/ A) IT RE$ATE) TO P)/CHOANA$/)I) *3
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