Counselling for Toads

  • by Robert de Board
  • Narrated by Charles Hunt
  • 4 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

"Toad", the famous character in Kenneth Graham’s The Wind in the Willows, is in a very depressed state, and his good friends Rat, Mole, and Badger are "worried that he might do something silly"…. "First they nursed him. Then they encouraged him. Then they told him to pull himself together…. Finally, Badger could stand it no longer.
"Now look here Toad, this can go on no longer," he said sternly. "There is only one thing left. You must have counselling!"
Robert de Board’s engaging account of Toad's experience of counselling will capture the imagination of the growing number of people who are interested in counselling and the counselling process. In this sequel to the story of life on the riverbank, Toad and his friends come to life all over again. Heron, the counsellor, uses the language and ideas of transactional analysis as his counselling method. Through the sessions, or chapters of the book, Toad learns how to analyse his own feelings and develop his emotional intelligence. By the end of the book, as debonair as ever, he is setting out on a completely new adventure.
Appropriate for anyone approaching counselling, whether as a student, client or counsellor, Counselling for Toads will appeal to both children and adults of all ages.
PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.


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Recommended by counselling tutor

This was on the reading list for my counselling course and I can understand why. I learnt far better from this than I would from a dry textbook. I strongly recommend it to anyone and everyone, not just counselling students and therapists. The narration is also excellent. I will certainly be listening again.
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- Blue Baloo

Charming introduction to counselling

What a sweet gentle tale. Toad is unhappy, and his friends Mole and Rat recommend he goes to see a counsellor Heron who they have seen advertised in the newspaper.

What follows is a lovely jaunt through the journey that is counselling.

Although this is a great intro book for anyone considering going themselves, it is also very profound and lightly touches on many models such as the parent/adult/child ego states.

Unfortunately the chap narrating this has such a lovely voice that when I listened to it in bed, I promptly fell asleep and had to rewind to a part I remembered the next day!
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- Miss

Book Details

  • Release Date: 26-06-2012
  • Publisher: HSM Entertainment