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Fox, Claudine – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2011
This study aimed to explore the experiences of a group of counsellors regarding working with clients who engage in self-harming behaviour, in order to gain an understanding of what it is like to work with this client group. A series of six individual, semi-structured qualitative interviews were carried out, which were then transcribed and analysed…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Destructive Behavior, Counselor Client Relationship, Qualitative Research
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Evans, Margaret; Barker, Meg – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2010
Recent large-scale survey research has raised serious concerns in both the counselling community and the mass media about the ways in which counsellors work with lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) clients. The current questionnaire-based research focused on client experiences of their own, and their counsellor's, self-disclosures of sexuality. Most…
Descriptors: Sexual Orientation, Homosexuality, Self Disclosure (Individuals), Sexuality
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Manthei, Robert J. – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2007
This study used parallel questionnaires to gauge the level of agreement between 31 pairs of clients and their counsellors. Topics investigated included clients' help-seeking behaviour, the working relationship, events regarded as helpful and unhelpful, the importance of counselling versus outside factors in achieving positive outcomes, and…
Descriptors: Help Seeking, Counselor Client Relationship, Counseling, Questionnaires
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Knox, Rosanne – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2007
With increasing emphasis being given to the importance of the relationship in counselling, this paper is based on an initial exploration of counsellors' experiences of risk when bringing their own person into play, and the way in which these experiences relate to the quality of psychological contact. Qualitative interviews with eight practising…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Risk, Counseling, Counselor Attitudes
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Strong, Tom – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2005
Increasing numbers of counsellors practise using social constructionist (e.g. narrative, collaborative language systems and solution-focused) approaches. Social constructionist theory holds that matters such as "understanding" are constructed and upheld in human interaction though counselling approaches derived from this theory offer…
Descriptors: Interaction, Counseling Techniques, Constructivism (Learning), Social Theories