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The experiences of counselling and psychotherapy from the perspective of carers of people with dementia: an exploration of client views and processes of change  

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Author: Ruth Elvish, Rosanne Cawley, John Keady

BACP Code: N/A

ISBN: N/A

The National Dementia Strategy (2009) highlights the significance of family carers in supporting people with dementia. However, supporting a person with dementia at home often has a significant emotional, physical, social and practical cost to the person providing this support. Counselling/psychotherapy can be a valuable resource in the lives of carers of people with dementia. This study aimed to explore the experiences of therapy from the perspectives of carers of people with dementia - to our knowledge, narratives that had yet to be heard.

A series of six case studies is presented. Two main themes emerged: i) understanding helpful therapeutic interventions; and ii) understanding the therapeutic relationship/non-specific factors within therapy.

 
       
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