Journal of Pedagogical Sociology and Psychology
Relational depth in counselling: The perspectives and experiences of counsellors
Patricia Mawusi Amos 1 *
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1 Department of Counselling Psychology, University of Education, Winneba, Ghana
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Journal of Pedagogical Sociology and Psychology, 2023 - Volume 5 Issue 1, pp. 44-59
https://doi.org/10.33902/jpsp.202320610

Article Type: Research Article

Published Online: 30 Apr 2023

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ABSTRACT
Relational depth is regarded as one of the key elements in counselling therapy. However, conclusive evidence on when and how to apply it is still lacking in Ghana. This study engaged the qualitative research approach, using the phenomenological design to sample the views of five professional counsellors. The findings are that there should be some observable behaviours, characteristics or traits about the therapist that would make the client feel comfortable to connect with, gender may play a role in establishing relational depth with clients, and greater consideration is given to the experiences and expertise of the counsellor. The study concluded that it would be difficult for counsellors to establish a deep and professional relationship with their clients without a strong sense of trust, privacy, warmth, and confidentiality. It is suggested that counsellors attend workshops and seminars and enrol in higher academic courses and counselling-related programs to achieve relevant competencies and skills. This will help them align with the strains of contemporary counselling demands.
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Reference: Amos, P. M. (2023). Relational depth in counselling: The perspectives and experiences of counsellors. Journal of Pedagogical Sociology and Psychology, 5(1), 44-59. https://doi.org/10.33902/jpsp.202320610
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Reference: Amos PM. Relational depth in counselling: The perspectives and experiences of counsellors. Journal of Pedagogical Sociology and Psychology. 2023;5(1), 44-59. https://doi.org/10.33902/jpsp.202320610
In-text citation: (1), (2), (3), etc.
Reference: Amos PM. Relational depth in counselling: The perspectives and experiences of counsellors. Journal of Pedagogical Sociology and Psychology. 2023;5(1):44-59. https://doi.org/10.33902/jpsp.202320610
In-text citation: (Amos, 2023)
Reference: Amos, Patricia Mawusi. "Relational depth in counselling: The perspectives and experiences of counsellors". Journal of Pedagogical Sociology and Psychology 2023 5 no. 1 (2023): 44-59. https://doi.org/10.33902/jpsp.202320610
In-text citation: (Amos, 2023)
Reference: Amos, P. M. (2023). Relational depth in counselling: The perspectives and experiences of counsellors. Journal of Pedagogical Sociology and Psychology, 5(1), pp. 44-59. https://doi.org/10.33902/jpsp.202320610
In-text citation: (Amos, 2023)
Reference: Amos, Patricia Mawusi "Relational depth in counselling: The perspectives and experiences of counsellors". Journal of Pedagogical Sociology and Psychology, vol. 5, no. 1, 2023, pp. 44-59. https://doi.org/10.33902/jpsp.202320610
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