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Phillips, J. G.; Currie, J.; Ogeil, R. P.; Vaeau, F. – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2020
As health-related mobile apps have proliferated in recent years in USA and Australia, counsellor opinions were solicited to aid development of therapeutic apps. After being informed of the therapeutic potential of time and location-based reminders, 33 drug and alcohol counsellors from New Zealand and Australia answered an anonymous online survey.…
Descriptors: Counselor Attitudes, Psychotherapy, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices
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McVey, Lynn; Nolan, Greg; Lees, John – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2020
According to the theory of predictive processing, understanding in the present involves non-consciously representing the immediate future, based on probabilistic inference shaped by learning from the past. This paper suggests links between this neuroscientific theory and the psychoanalytic concept of reverie -- an empathic, containing attentional…
Descriptors: Learning Processes, Psychiatry, Counselor Client Relationship, Neurosciences
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Rihacek, Tomas; Roubal, Jan – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2020
Many authors have proposed the existence of common principles of counselling and psychotherapeutic change. However, little is known about how practitioners use these change principles. A sample of 373 Czech psychotherapists and counsellors participated in an online survey and rated their use of 10 psychotherapy change principles in their practice…
Descriptors: Psychotherapy, Counselor Attitudes, Counselor Client Relationship, Counseling Techniques
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Stokes, Femke Molekamp; Ross, Alistair – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2020
The therapist's mind can wander to daydreams, fantasies and preoccupations: mental events termed "reveries" in this study. As therapists attend to the current of their thought in the therapeutic encounter, the question of how to approach their reveries can arise. This qualitative study used semi-structured interviews with nine qualified…
Descriptors: Counselor Client Relationship, Counselor Attitudes, Grounded Theory, Therapy
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Sunderani, Shafik; Moodley, Roy – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2020
Current research on therapist self-disclosure suggests that not all therapy skills have been successfully adapted when working with clients from diverse backgrounds. Using semi-structured interviews, nine therapists were asked about the ways in which they use self-disclosure with their clients and the ways in which they refrain from revealing…
Descriptors: Psychotherapy, Mental Health Workers, Psychologists, Caseworkers
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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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