Young people's perceptions of their experience of counselling in a school setting: A qualitative study

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/97524
Title:
Young people's perceptions of their experience of counselling in a school setting: A qualitative study
Authors:
Bassett, Linda
Abstract:
This study examines young peoples’ experiences of counselling in a school setting. Five young people who received counselling in their school were interviewed individually and their responses analysed using the constant comparative method. The results highlight four particular areas that would be helpful to address if a school were considering setting up a counselling service. The findings emphasise the importance young people place on autonomy around the disclosure of the fact they are attending counselling, as well as the actual content of counselling sessions. They suggest that many young people would prefer to have counselling in their school, rather than at another venue. The young people interviewed identify certain qualities in the counsellor that facilitate an effective counselling relationship, and finally how many of their peers were unaware of the nature and existence of a counselling service in their school. The relevance of the outcomes to the effective counselling of young people are discussed.
Advisors:
Le'Surf, Anne
Publisher:
University of Liverpool (University of Chester)
Publication Date:
Oct-2007
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/97524
Type:
Thesis or dissertation
Language:
en
Appears in Collections:
Masters Dissertations

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.advisorLe'Surf, Anneen
dc.contributor.authorBassett, Lindaen
dc.date.accessioned2010-04-28T12:23:40Zen
dc.date.available2010-04-28T12:23:40Zen
dc.date.issued2007-10en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/97524en
dc.description.abstractThis study examines young peoples’ experiences of counselling in a school setting. Five young people who received counselling in their school were interviewed individually and their responses analysed using the constant comparative method. The results highlight four particular areas that would be helpful to address if a school were considering setting up a counselling service. The findings emphasise the importance young people place on autonomy around the disclosure of the fact they are attending counselling, as well as the actual content of counselling sessions. They suggest that many young people would prefer to have counselling in their school, rather than at another venue. The young people interviewed identify certain qualities in the counsellor that facilitate an effective counselling relationship, and finally how many of their peers were unaware of the nature and existence of a counselling service in their school. The relevance of the outcomes to the effective counselling of young people are discussed.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherUniversity of Liverpool (University of Chester)en
dc.subjectyoung peopleen
dc.subjectcounsellingen
dc.titleYoung people's perceptions of their experience of counselling in a school setting: A qualitative studyen
dc.typeThesis or dissertationen
dc.type.qualificationnameMAen
dc.type.qualificationlevelMasters Degreeen
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