The Relationship Between Nurse Counselling and Formal Psychotherapy on a Severe Personality Disorder Unit

S. Westwood (Kneesworth House Hospital)
A. Batey (Kneesworth House Hospital)

The British Journal of Forensic Practice

ISSN: 1463-6646

Publication date: 1 December 2000

Abstract

This review examines the complementary roles of nurse counselling and psychotherapy. Nurse counselling is essential to ‘hold’ severe personality disordered patients between psychotherapy sessions. The psychotherapist assists nurses in making sense of the impact of psycho‐pathology on nurse‐patient relationships. Good communication is important for effective team‐working. Successful working results from nurses and psychotherapists valuing their respective roles.

Citation

Westwood, S. and Batey, A. (2000), "The Relationship Between Nurse Counselling and Formal Psychotherapy on a Severe Personality Disorder Unit", The British Journal of Forensic Practice, Vol. 2 No. 4, pp. 29-32. https://doi.org/10.1108/14636646200000031

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MCB UP Ltd

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