Aim and Purpose

To explore if members of the Traveller Community seeking and wanting to access counselling and psychotherapy, experience any barriers in doing so; to better inform practitioners of any barriers experienced by members of this community.

Design and methodology

Semi-structured interviews were audio-recorded with four self-identified members of the Traveller community who had attempted to and/or had accessed counselling. Interviews were transcribed, and data was extracted using thematic analysis informed by IPA principles (Smith et al 2009). 

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