Aim and Objectives

Our research aimed to investigate the experiences of parents of home-schooled children under 16 years of age, in relation to seeking psychotherapeutic services for their children. Our purpose is to inform the counselling profession/practitioners of any issues arising for/affecting this client-group. 

Design or methodology structure:  

Our interviews conducted on-line with three participants were semi-structured, audio-recorded, and transcribed. The resulting data was thematically analysed underpinned by the principles of Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (Smith, 2022).  

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