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Liou, Chin-Ping – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2018
This narrative study explored how the experienced counsellors utilised the idea and practice of "ch'i" during counselling sessions. The data were co-constructed between the researcher and 12 senior counsellors with substantial "ch'i"-related experiences using a semi-structured in-depth interview method and were analysed…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Counselor Attitudes, Asian Culture, Cultural Influences
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Värk, Aare; Reino, Anne – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2018
This article reports the outcomes of a phenomenographical study of case managers' conceptions of case management work and its influence on the process and performance of the work of counselling the unemployed. A heterogeneous sample of 11 Estonian case managers was selected for in-depth interviews. Analysis of the interviews revealed three…
Descriptors: Caseworkers, Unemployment, Counselor Attitudes, Caseworker Approach
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Waters, Rachel; Spong, Sheila; Morgan, Janet; Kemp-Philp, Chris – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2018
This interpretivist community participatory study explores carers' beliefs about the potential usefulness of counselling in relation to the caring role. Twenty semi-structured interviews with carers were transcribed and analysed thematically. All participants thought counselling could potentially be helpful to carers, but their ideas about the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Caregiver Attitudes, Counseling, Beliefs
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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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Kok, Jin Kuan; Lai, Wai Yoong – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2017
This study aims to explore the subjective experience of depressed young people in Malaysia. Twelve participants aged 20-24, who were diagnosed as suffering from depression but who had recovered, were interviewed. An adapted grounded theory approach guided our data collection and data analysis process. Two themes emerged which revealed the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Depression (Psychology), Young Adults, Interviews
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Duarte, Maria Eduarda – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2017
This article aims to discuss the rationale and some guiding principles for the realm of counselling in the fostering of well-being. After some brief observations of a theoretical nature, the principles analysed are: the revitalisation of counselling; the reflection on the concept of dialogue, including the notion of context; the perspective of…
Descriptors: Counseling, Well Being, Standards, Counseling Theories
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Reeves, Andrew – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2017
This opinion piece considers the current predominance of assessment tools and strategies in working with people at risk of suicide, and questions their efficacy and how they are privileged in day to day mental health practice. While such tools and an evidence-based "scientific" approach to assessment clearly has its place, the author…
Descriptors: Suicide, At Risk Persons, Evaluation Methods, Psychological Patterns
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Valach, Ladislav; Young, Richard A. – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2017
A theory of goal-directed action is proposed as a conceptual link between vocational and mental health counselling. Originally emerging from the vocational counselling field, contextual action theory is presented as a critical conceptual link not only between mental health and occupational life but also between counselling practices in these…
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Counseling, Mental Health, Theories
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Lee, Billy – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2017
The paper presents a personal view of some issues around therapeutic conversations involving difference and minority experience. Language, discourse and mother-tongue are explored from different theoretical standpoints and considered alongside concepts of difference, otherness and the unvoiced. Intercultural counselling offers a framework for…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Counseling, Supervision, Phenomenology
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Lee, Sherman A. – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2016
This study examined the relationship between religion and sorrow among a sample of 219 owners of deceased pets (the sample was predominantly comprised of white, female, educated Christians). The results indicated that the vast majority of the participants believed that their pets' souls reside in a better place and that they will reunite with them…
Descriptors: Religious Factors, Christianity, Animals, Death
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Nolan, Greg – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2016
This article explores Levinas's [1961/1969. "Totality and infinity." (A. Lingis, Trans.). Pittsburgh, PA: Duquesne University Press; 1981/1997. "Otherwise than being or beyond essence." (A. Lingis, Trans.). Pittsburgh, PA: Duquesne University Press] ideas on relational proximity in the face of the Other and, through meeting,…
Descriptors: Suicide, Counseling, Reflection, Phenomenology
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West, William; Goss, Phil – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2016
This paper presents the findings from the second of an ongoing series of focus group encounters between spiritually minded counsellors and those engaged in pastoral care within a religious tradition. For this study we recruited five Jungian influenced therapists and three pastoral care workers two of whom were explicitly Buddhists. The data was…
Descriptors: Buddhism, Psychotherapy, Allied Health Personnel, Counselors
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Gubi, Peter Madsen; Smart, Harry – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2016
There is limited research into the value, purpose and function of Mental Health (MH) Chaplains. Yet, they are employed within National Health Service Trusts in the UK. Eight MH Chaplains were interviewed to explore how they see their value, purpose and function. The data were analysed using interpretative phenomenological analysis. The data reveal…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Mental Health Workers, Health Services, Foreign Countries
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Glasheen, K. J.; Shochet, I.; Campbell, M. A. – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2016
Students in secondary schools experience problems that can impact on their well-being and educational outcomes. Although "face-to-face" counselling is available in most Australian secondary schools, many students, particularly boys, do not seek appropriate help. Research suggests that online counselling can be effective and increase…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Counseling Techniques, Computer Mediated Communication
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Swinton, Valda – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2016
A co-operative inquiry group consisting of 8 counsellors met for 11 months to explore their experience of spirituality in their training and in their work with clients [Swinton, V. (2010). The spiritual in counselling training (Unpublished Thesis). The University of Manchester; Swinton, V. (2015). The spiritual in counselling training. In G. Nolan…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Spiritual Development, Counselors, Counseling
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