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dc.contributor.authorNolte, Lizette
dc.contributor.authorForbes, Caoimhe
dc.date.accessioned2023-04-17T11:00:01Z
dc.date.available2023-04-17T11:00:01Z
dc.date.issued2023-03-24
dc.identifier.citationNolte , L & Forbes , C 2023 , ' Building relational trust and hope: The experiences of counsellors in a service for birth relatives whose children have been adopted or taken into care ' , Adoption and Fostering , vol. 47 , no. 1 , pp. 77-93 . https://doi.org/10.1177/03085759231162110
dc.identifier.issn0308-5759
dc.identifier.otherJisc: 979650
dc.identifier.otherJisc: 979650
dc.identifier.otherpublisher-id: 10.1177_03085759231162110
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2299/26171
dc.description© The Author(s) 2023. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, to view a copy of the license, see: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.description.abstractThe profound and lasting impact of losing a child to adoption or foster care has been powerfully described, and the importance of offering therapeutic support to birth relatives is a requirement in most parts of the UK. However, little is known about effective counselling for this group. In this article, we report on the experiences of four counsellors and a project worker who offer counselling to birth relatives whose children have been removed following care proceedings. We present their reflections under four themes, namely: ‘It’s all about the person, it’s all about the relationship’; ‘Meeting clients where they are’; ‘Having a sense of achievement’; and ‘This work can really get into you’. These accounts offer valuable reflections for others offering counselling to birth relatives and their supervisors, as well as those who commission and design these services.en
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dc.format.extent198575
dc.language.isoeng
dc.relation.ispartofAdoption and Fostering
dc.subjectArticles
dc.subjectBirth relatives
dc.subjectbirth parents
dc.subjectcare proceedings
dc.subjecttherapeutic engagement
dc.subjecttherapeutic relationship
dc.subjectadoption
dc.subjectfoster care
dc.subjectcounselling
dc.subjectGeneral Health Professions
dc.subjectGeneral Psychology
dc.titleBuilding relational trust and hope: The experiences of counsellors in a service for birth relatives whose children have been adopted or taken into careen
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Psychology, Sport and Geography
dc.contributor.institutionHealth and Clinical Psychology Research Group
dc.contributor.institutionCentre for Research in Psychology and Sport Sciences
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Life and Medical Sciences
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of Hertfordshire
dc.description.statusPeer reviewed
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