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dc.contributor.authorArcher, Ruth
dc.contributor.authorForbes, Yvonne
dc.contributor.authorMetcalfe, Chris
dc.contributor.authorWinter, David
dc.identifier.citationArcher , R , Forbes , Y , Metcalfe , C & Winter , D 2000 , ' An investigation of the effectiveness of a voluntary sector psychodynamic counselling service ' , British Journal of Medical Psychology , vol. 73 , no. 3 , pp. 401-12 .
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 625597
dc.identifier.otherPURE UUID: 7630cbe9-e3ab-4a1c-a0c7-b4d00542b955
dc.identifier.otherScopus: 6144259129
dc.description.abstractClients attending a London voluntary sector counselling centre completed assessments pre- and post-psychodynamic counselling and at follow-up. Although there was a very high attrition rate following initial assessment, this did not appear to affect adversely the representativeness of the sample completing the later assessments. Clients were found to improve in terms of psychological well-being, control and various other aspects of their lives, and attributed many of the changes to counselling. Counsellors also rated the counselling as effective with most clients, and particularly those who were inner directed, had expectancies favourable towards psychotherapy, had greater perceived control over their lives, attended more sessions, and with whom an interaction/transference approach was taken. Clients with more severe problems showed less improvement in other areas of their lives. There was no difference in the outcome of clients seen by qualified and trainee counsellorsen
dc.relation.ispartofBritish Journal of Medical Psychology
dc.titleAn investigation of the effectiveness of a voluntary sector psychodynamic counselling serviceen
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Psychology
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Life and Medical Sciences
dc.contributor.institutionHealth & Human Sciences Research Institute
dc.contributor.institutionHealth and Clinical Psychology group
dc.description.statusPeer reviewed
dc.relation.schoolSchool of Life and Medical Sciences
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review

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