Integrating Spirituality into Counselling among Malaysian Counsellors: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis

  • Peter S. O. Wong
Keywords: Spirituality, counselling, counsellors, interpretative phenomenological analysis.

Abstract

The purpose of the paper was to explore the experiences of six professional Malaysian counsellors on the integration of spirituality into counselling. Using interpretative phenomenological analysis, two in-depth semi-structured interviews were conducted with each of the counsellors. The interviews were audio-taped and transcribed verbatim. Among the findings were: a) relationships with people and connections with the sacred are often regarded as significant in the practice of spirituality; b) case conceptualization affects the way counselling service is provided to the client; c) theoretical orientation and counselling approaches of the Spirituality, counselling, counsellors, interpretative phenomenological analysis.

Published
2018-09-20