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Yates, Julia; Hooley, Tristram – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2018
This article analyses qualitative data gathered from a survey of career practitioners on the issue of career image (n = 355, 75% female, 89% white and 78% from the UK). Findings reveal three key themes which represent how career image relates to practitioners' values and beliefs, how practitioners make decisions about whether to address the topic…
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Counselor Attitudes, Decision Making, Career Guidance
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Cooper, Mick; Knox, Rosanne – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2018
The aim of this study was to explore how therapists believe they may relationally disconnect from other people and their clients, with an overall objective of developing methods for enhancing relational depth in counselling and psychotherapy. Participants were 168 trainee and practicing therapists, who listed their "chronic strategies of…
Descriptors: Allied Health Personnel, Attitudes, Counseling, Psychotherapy
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Proctor, Gillian; Hayes, Catherine – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2017
In this article, we consider the ethical issues arising from training counsellors in "Counselling for Depression" in the UK. We describe Counselling for Depression (CfD), a competency-based approach to counselling accredited by the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) agenda in the National Health Service in the UK. We…
Descriptors: Ethics, Values, Conflict, Depression (Psychology)
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Nicholl, Elizabeth; Loewenthal, Del; Gaitanidis, Anastasios – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2016
Working with suicidal clients is perceived to be demanding and anxiety provoking for psychotherapists. This investigation explores what it is like for psychotherapists who work with suicidal clients, particularly as within the prevailing culture there is an increasing focus on strategies aimed at suicide prevention. Five themes were identified…
Descriptors: Suicide, Psychotherapy, Work Experience, Client Characteristics (Human Services)
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Blake Buffini, Katrina; Gordon, Michael – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2015
Young people are increasingly turning to online support, especially when traditional mental health services are not immediately available. Using a cross-sectional design, sociodemographic information and self-reported perceptions of the strength of the working alliance and client satisfaction were collected from a sample of participants (n = 78)…
Descriptors: Crisis Intervention, Online Systems, Synchronous Communication, Computer Mediated Communication
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Lee, Billy; Prior, Seamus – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2013
We present an experience-near account of the development of therapeutic listening in first year counselling students. A phenomenological approach was employed to articulate the trainees' lived experiences of their learning. Six students who had just completed a one-year postgraduate certificate in counselling skills were interviewed and the…
Descriptors: Therapy, Listening Skills, Skill Development, Counselor Training
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Grove, Jan; Peel, Elizabeth; Owen-Pugh, Valerie – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2013
How same-sex couples manage the process of seeking help for their relationships is an under-researched area. Twelve semi-structured interviews were conducted with 16 people who had engaged in same-sex couple counselling, and were analysed using discourse analysis. The ways in which the couples positioned themselves as part of a "minority…
Descriptors: Help Seeking, Homosexuality, Semi Structured Interviews, Psychotherapy
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Chaturvedi, Surabhi – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2013
The article addresses the question of whether the practice of mandatory personal therapy, followed by several training organisations, is justified by existing research and evidence. In doing so, it discusses some implications of this training requirement from an ethical and ideological standpoint, raising questions of import for training…
Descriptors: Ethics, Counselor Training, Therapy, Organizations (Groups)
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Jenkins, Peter; Palmer, Joanne – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2012
The primary objective of this study was to explore perceptions of UK school counsellors of confidentiality and information sharing in therapeutic work with children and young people, using qualitative methods. The research design employed a two-stage process, using questionnaires and follow-up interviews, with a small, non-random sample of school…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Counselors, Questionnaires, Interviews
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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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West, Angela – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2010
In this study the Delphi technique was used to identify the main supervision issues that require attention and consideration when supervising counsellors and psychotherapists working with trauma. A panel of supervisors, who were additionally experienced in working with trauma in adulthood, completed a series of three questionnaires comprising two…
Descriptors: Delphi Technique, Supervisor Supervisee Relationship, Psychotherapy, Emotional Disturbances
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Hanley, Terry – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2009
This paper examines the quality of the working alliance in online counseling relationships with young people. A mixed method approach has been adopted which combines the completion of a self-report quantitative measure (the "Therapeutic Alliance Quality Scale") and qualitative interviews with service users of a UK-based service…
Descriptors: Young Adults, Counselor Client Relationship, Counseling Techniques, Computer Mediated Communication
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Malde, Bharat – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2006
This article sets out a detailed commentary on the neglected end of the assessment centre, namely, the candidate. It highlights the variety of ways in which assessment centres do not always live up to their claims and can act against rather than in the interests of the candidate. It shares with assessment, counselling and guidance professionals an…
Descriptors: Assessment Centers (Personnel), Job Performance, Personnel Selection, Personality Measures
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Ridge, Susan; Campbell, William; Martin, David – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2003
Examines the nature and characteristics of the concept of unconditional positive regard (UPR); discusses how an experience of conscious identification (CI) within a person-centered counselor may affect its levels and manifestations. Theoretical aspects of UPR are examined, with reference to potential threats or benefits to UPR when a counselor…
Descriptors: Counseling, Counselor Attitudes, Counselor Client Relationship, Counselors
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Etherington, Kim – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2001
Explores the role of narrative-based research with ex-clients as a celebration and extension of the counseling process. Renegotiates issues of power and control, ethics, and safety in establishing research relationships in light of concerns about dual relationships in counseling. Reflects on these issues within the context of conducting a…
Descriptors: Client Characteristics (Human Services), Counseling, Counselor Client Relationship, Foreign Countries
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