This book brings together important, but less-explored, research into topics that are applicable to the field of counselling and psychotherapy. Each contributor has undertaken qualitative research into their chosen topic, and this book disseminates that research in a way that is accessible.
The book informs counsellors and psychotherapists, and those in allied professions who support and care for people, towards developing a greater awareness of issues that they may be confronted with, including sexuality after breast cancer in young, single women; the impact of pregnancy-loss on women who delayed childbirth and remain childless; adult reflections on being an only child; processing parental rejection through personal development; the nature of school-based counselling in Wales; the impact of emotional labour on secondary school teachers; and the impact of inappropriately referred clients on the counselling trainee in placement.
About the Editors:
Peter Madsen Gubi, PhD, is Professor of Counselling and Spiritual Accompaniment at the University of Chester, UK. He is Programme Leader for the Doctor of Professional Studies in Counselling and Psychotherapy Studies and for graduate research in Counselling and Psychotherapy. He is the author of Prayer in Counselling and Psychotherapy: Exploring a hidden meaningful dimension, Spiritual Accompaniment and Counselling: Journeying with Psyche and Soul, and Listening to Less-heard Voices. He is also Minister of Dukinfield Moravian Church, Manchester, UK.
Dr Valda Swinton, MA, DCouns, MBACP (Reg. Snr. Accred) is Senior Lecturer in Counselling at the University of Chester, UK. She is Programme Leader for the MA in Clinical Counselling.