To examine the power processes involved in multilingual
counsellors’ languages and therapeutic practices in
different languages.

Design methodology

  • One-to-one semi-structured interviews with 11
    multilingual counsellors who provide counselling services
    in English and one or more other languages in the UK.
  • Participants from various counselling services across the
    UK and diverse linguistic background; including
    languages from Germanic, Celtic, Slavic, Italic-Romance,
    Indo-Aryan, Semitic, Kwa, and Sinitic (Chinese) families.

  • In-person interviews with 6 participants and online
    interviews with 5 participants.

  • The interviews focused on participants’ backgrounds,
    their training/supervision experiences in terms of
    multilingualism, the roles of languages in their
    counselling practice.

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