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Client Discourses on the Process of Seeking Same-sex Couple Counselling

Grove, J. and Peel, Elizabeth and Owen-Pugh, V. (2013) Client Discourses on the Process of Seeking Same-sex Couple Counselling. British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 41 (5). ISSN 0306-9885

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Abstract

How same-sex couples manage the process of seeking help for their relationships is an under-researched area. Twelve semi-structured interviews were conducted with 16 people who had engaged in same-sex couple counselling, and were analysed using discourse analysis. The ways in which the couples positioned themselves as part of a ‘minority group’, or part of a generic group of couples struggling with relationship issues, impacted on how they discussed seeking help. We conclude that counsellors and psychotherapists need to be aware of the ways in which couples construct their relationships, and mindful of the tricky navigations around similarity to, and difference from, different-sex relationships. The impact of this on couples seeking therapeutic help is considered.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: counselling, discourse analysis, help seeking, same-sex, couples, social constructionism
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Academic Departments > Institute of Health and Society
Depositing User: Elizabeth Peel
Date Deposited: 22 Oct 2013 14:15
Last Modified: 18 May 2016 11:33
URI: https://eprints.worc.ac.uk/id/eprint/2604

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