Therapists’ experiences of pluralistic practice.

Allison Thompson, Mick Cooper

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This article presents the findings from a qualitative study conducted to understand the experience of therapists who described themselves as working pluralistically. Structured, open-ended interviews were conducted with seven participants, and data was analysed using Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis. Within the domain of personal experiences, participants described a feeling of congruence between their personal philosophy and pluralism, but struggled to define their role as therapist and felt there was a lack of research into the pluralistic approach. Within the professional domain, participants described their experience of working with clients: including collaboration, transparency and reconciling tensions.
Original languageUndefined
Pages (from-to)63 - 75
JournalEuropean Journal of Psychotherapy and Counselling
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2012


  • phenomenology, psychotherapists, personal philosophy, pluralistic practice ability, 2012, Eclectic Psychotherapy, Psychotherapist Attitudes, Psychotherapists, Phenomenology, 2012

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