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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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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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Bamford, Judi; Akhurst, Jacqueline – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2014
This study sought to explore the impact of ending therapy on counsellors working with children in schools. Five counsellors were interviewed and their responses were analysed using interpretative phenomenological analysis. Four master themes emerged, one of which, empathic identification, is the focus of this paper. The findings of this study…
Descriptors: School Counselors, School Counseling, Counselor Attitudes, Outcomes of Treatment
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Winslade, John M. – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2013
Beginning with Carl Rogers' exhortation for counsellors to be non-judgemental of their clients, this article explores the rationale for withholding judgement in therapy, including diagnostic judgement. It traces Rogers' incipient sociopolitical analysis as a foundation for this ethic and argues that Michel Foucault provides a stronger…
Descriptors: Counselor Client Relationship, Therapy, Counselor Attitudes, Counseling Techniques
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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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Spong, Sheila J. – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2012
This paper considers the implications for training and practice of counsellors' responses to the notion of challenging clients' prejudices. It explores tensions in counselling discourse between social responsibility, responsibility to the client and responsibility for one's self as counsellor. Three focus groups of counsellors were asked whether a…
Descriptors: Focus Groups, Social Responsibility, Discourse Analysis, Feedback (Response)
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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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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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Spong, Sheila Jean – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2007
The influence the counsellor has on his or her clients is problematic both theoretically and practically. This article explores how counsellors in six focus groups talked about counsellor influence in response to a series of scenarios and questions. The counsellors adopted three main, or "core", positions about influence: "counsellors shouldn't…
Descriptors: Focus Groups, Counselor Role, Counselor Client Relationship, Counseling Services
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Parkinson, Gill – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2006
This paper explores the attitudes and conceptions held by trainee and practising counsellors towards people with disabilities. Awareness of counsellors' own views of disability and impairment can complicate the counsellor-client relationship when the latter is seen primarily from a deficiency model perspective or self-defined model of disability,…
Descriptors: Counselor Attitudes, Disabilities, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Counselor Client Relationship
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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
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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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Tatar, Moshe – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2001
Investigates the perceptions Israeli secondary-school counselors have of adolescence. Results reveal that, in general, counselors have a favorable view of adolescents and do not perceive adolescence as a "difficult stage." Counselors also believe that they are perceived positively by their adolescent students. Identifies five types of…
Descriptors: Adolescent Attitudes, Adolescents, Counselor Attitudes, Counselor Client Relationship
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