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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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Seamark, Daniel; Gabriel, Lynne – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2018
The current research explores young adults' beliefs, awareness and understanding surrounding help-seeking behaviour in relation to barriers preventing access to counselling support. The literature suggests that several barriers, such as a lack of awareness, stigma and gender roles, will have a negative influence on help-seeking. To complement and…
Descriptors: Young Adults, Help Seeking, Barriers, Qualitative Research
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Shechtman, Zipora; Vogel, David L.; Strass, Haley A.; Heath, Patrick J. – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2018
Stigma associated with seeking help has been found to be a key help-seeking barrier, however its role is less clear for: (a) adolescents, (b) groups outside the United States and (c) different types of therapy. This study addresses these omissions by examining the relationships between perceptions of public stigma of mental illness and the…
Descriptors: Help Seeking, Adolescents, Negative Attitudes, Adolescent Attitudes
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Montgomery, Lorna; Owen-Pugh, Valerie – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2018
Therapeutic interventions for bereavement in Northern Ireland and in the Sub-Saharan African country of Uganda are compared. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with Ugandan (n = 18) and Northern Irish (n = 20) therapists. These were thematically analysed. The findings focused on: the counselling context, the characteristics of counsellors,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grief, Counseling Techniques, Semi Structured Interviews
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Chiboola, Hector; Munsaka, Sody M. – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2018
The aim of this study was to determine the nature and role of traditional forms of counselling and the scope of common problems presented to traditional counsellors in Lusaka province. It used a qualitative research methodology and deployed a holistic single-case study design with multiple embedded units of analysis. The sample consisted of 80…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Counseling Techniques, Counselors, Qualitative Research
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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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Hutchinson, Jo – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2018
English independent schools are not required to follow government statutory guidance in a number of aspects including career education and guidance, and yet many are actively engaged in careers work and this has caught the attention of policymakers. State schools are subject to statutory guidance but, according to Ofsted and other authorities, the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Career Guidance, Private Schools, Benchmarking
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Kotera, Yasuhiro – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2018
Although the application of neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) has been reported worldwide, its scientific investigation is limited. Career consulting is one of the fields where NLP has been increasingly applied in Japan. This study explored why career consultants undertake NLP training, and what they find most useful to their practice. Thematic…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Neurolinguistics, Career Counseling, Foreign Countries
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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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Correia, Edgar A.; Sartóris, Vítor; Fernandes, Tiago; Cooper, Mick; Berdondini, Lucia; Sousa, Daniel; Pires, Branca Sá; da Fonseca, João – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2018
Within the major therapeutic paradigms, observational instruments have been developed to assess orientation-specific interventions or processes. However, to date, no such instrument exists to assess existential practices. Recent research indicates the key practices of existential therapists, and forms an empirical basis on which to develop an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Psychotherapy, Allied Health Personnel, Observation
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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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McMahon, Aisling – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2018
The experience of practising psychotherapy as a clinical psychologist was explored through a small number of in-depth interviews. Using Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis, three main themes were identified: "Feeling there's something missing", "Being able to get in there emotionally" and "Needing somewhere to go for…
Descriptors: Phenomenology, Psychotherapy, Counselor Attitudes, Clinical Psychology
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Holliday, Carol; Peacock, Fiona; Lewoski, Clair – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2018
Tutors of a child and adolescent psychotherapeutic counselling programme undertook a thematic analysis of five student assignments, from the same student cohort, designed to investigate their motives for undertaking the course. The assignments were thematically analysed utilising ideas derived from consensual qualitative research and narrative…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Psychotherapy, Assignments, Children
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Lamela, Diogo; Figueiredo, Bárbara; Bastos, Alice – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2018
Using a life-span developmental psychology model of positive personality adjustment, this study had two aims. First, this study aimed to compare additive and threshold cumulative models of personality adjustment after divorce. The cumulative effect hypothesis states that the number of indicators is a more accurate predictor of an outcome than any…
Descriptors: Developmental Psychology, Life Satisfaction, Divorce, Emotional Adjustment
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