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Can a Line Manager also Be a Counsellor?

John Nixon (Management Consultant and Redundancy Counsellor in private practice.)
Michael Carroll (Director of Studies – Psychology and Counselling for Roehampton Institute.)

Employee Counselling Today

ISSN: 0955-8217

Article publication date: 1 February 1994


Observes that line managers are the group most concerned with success at their jobs. Looks at how being an effective line manager is of the utmost importance. Argues that managers cannot be counsellors but they need to build up counselling skills even though remaining a manager. Shows that line managers will not find counselling in the workplace comes easy for them.



Nixon, J. and Carroll, M. (1994), "Can a Line Manager also Be a Counsellor?", Employee Counselling Today, Vol. 6 No. 1, pp. 10-15.




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