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Nissen, Morten – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2020
In this article I discuss how drug counselling can be transformed through "aesthetic documentation": a hybrid of art with narrative practice. After outlining the concepts of performance and standards, and a critique of "customising" counselling through formalised feedback, five claims are made about "aesthetic…
Descriptors: Drug Addiction, Counseling, Evidence Based Practice, Aesthetics
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Sakiz, Halis; Saricali, Mehmet; Türküm, Ayse Sibel – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2020
In this study we investigated the case of disability from the perspective of counsellors with visual disability (CWVD) and their clients by focusing on the counselling skills of CWVD, the relationships with their clients, and the perspectives of their clients in relation to their counselling experiences. Fifteen CWVDs and 11 clients (N = 26) were…
Descriptors: Counselor Characteristics, Visual Impairments, Disabilities, Counselor Client Relationship
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Bechmann Jensen, Torben; Sindahl, Trine Natasja; Wistoft, Jasmin – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2020
We explore how children experienced texting with a child helpline, based on 724 qualitative responses representing 586 individual SMS counselling sessions. The data were collected through a questionnaire distributed immediately after receiving counselling and two weeks later. The children expressed the importance of feeling listened to and…
Descriptors: Children, Experience, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices
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Prescott, Julie; Hanley, Terry; Ujhelyi Gomez, Katalin – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2019
A qualitative approach was used to explore young people's experiences of using synchronous and asynchronous online forums to gain insight into the use of online services for mental health. Nineteen young people took part in two online synchronous focus groups facilitated by the online counselling service, KOOTH.com. Inductive thematic analysis…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Emotional Problems, Social Support Groups, Synchronous Communication
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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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