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Less extreme forms of emotional or interpersonal problems were dealt with by the local priest: for example, through the Catholic confessional. McNeill (1951) refers to this ancient tradition of religious healing as ‘the cure of souls’. An important element in the cure of souls was confession of sins followed by repentance. McNeill (1951) points out that in earlier times, confession of sins took place in public, and was often accompanied by communal admonishment, prayer and even excommunication.

Without denying the genius and creativity of Freud, it is valuable to reflect on some of the ways in which his approach reflected the intellectual fashions and social practices of his time. indb 22 05/08/2013 13:58 The emergence of psychotherapy 23 1 Individual sessions with an analyst were an extension of the normal practice of oneto-one doctor–patient consultations prevalent at that time. 2 Freud’s idea of a unitary life–force (libido) was derived from nineteenth-century biological theories. 3 The idea that emotional problems had a sexual cause was widely accepted in the nineteenth century.

This refers to a counsellor who has initial training in psychology, and whose work is specifically informed by psychological methods and models. There are also several labels that refer to counsellors who work with particular client groups: for example, mental health counsellor, marriage/couple counsellor, bereavement counsellor or student counsellor. These practitioners possess specialist training and expertise in their particular field in addition to general counselling training. There are also many instances where counselling is offered in the context of a relationship that is primarily focused on other, non-counselling concerns.

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