publication . Article . Other literature type . 2013

Between Christianity and secularity: counselling and psychotherapy provision in Scotland

Bondi, Liz;
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  • Published: 08 Jun 2013 Journal: Social & Cultural Geography, volume 14, pages 668-688 (issn: 1464-9365, eissn: 1470-1197, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Informa UK Limited
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
Counselling and psychotherapy services have become increasingly prominent within modern urban welfare. Although often perceived to be intrinsically secular, since psychoanalytic thinking and practice arrived in Scotland it has been shaped by the Christian culture it encountered. Early Scottish-born contributors to psychoanalytic theory, including Ian Suttie and W.R.D. Fairbairn, reframed Freud’s ideas in ways that incorporated Scottish Presbyterian understandings of what it is to be human. A form of Christian psychotherapy, supported by the Presbyterian, Catholic and Episcopal churches was being offered to members of the general public by the 1940s. Counselling ...
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free text keywords: counselling, psychotherapy, Scotland, secular, postsecular, Christian, /dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/3300, Social Sciences(all), /dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/3300/3316, /dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/3300/3305, Geography, Planning and Development, Cultural Studies, Christian culture, Psychoanalytic theory, Anthropology, Sociology, Christianity, Psychotherapist, Welfare, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Gender studies, Oral history, Secularity, Social science
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publication . Article . Other literature type . 2013

Between Christianity and secularity: counselling and psychotherapy provision in Scotland

Bondi, Liz;