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Prison-based relationship counselling: service user perceptions and implications for resettlement

Meek, Rosie (2011) Prison-based relationship counselling: service user perceptions and implications for resettlement British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 39, (4), pp. 357-364. (doi:10.1080/03069885.2011.603038).

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This article is based on a brief evaluation carried out on behalf of the relationship counselling service, Relate, regarding the delivery of a pilot specialist counselling service for adult male prisoners at HMP Ford, a low security ‘category D’ prison in the South East of England. At the heart of the research lies a focus on the perceptions of the prisoners engaging with the service during their time in custody. Data is drawn from questionnaires and semi-structured interviews exploring prisoners' experiences of receiving relationship counselling through Relate's work. Reasons for engaging in the service, perceived barriers and the perceived benefits of engaging in such a service are discussed, with attention paid to the wider implications of offering prison-based relationship counselling.

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Published date: August 2011
Keywords: relationship counselling, prisoners, resettlement, re-entry


Local EPrints ID: 186277
ISSN: 0306-9885
PURE UUID: dd61524f-e5d5-4cf8-b32a-44febcd160de

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Date deposited: 13 May 2011 08:36
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 11:47

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