Experiences of Therapeutic Relationships in Counseling Psychologists


  • Supakorn Piyaphanukan Master of Arts Program in Counseling Psychology, Faculty of Psychology. Chulalongkorn University
  • Nattasuda Taephant Counseling psychology, Faculty of Psychology. Chulalongkorn University
  • Poonsub Areekit Counseling psychology, Faculty of Psychology. Chulalongkorn University


Therapeutic Relationship, Counseling Psychologist, Counseling Process


Objectives: The aim of this qualitative research is to study the experiences of therapeutic relationships among counseling psychologists in Thailand. Methods: Researchers employed Interpretive Phenomenological Analysis (IPA) in this study in which the data were collected via semi-structured interviews. The participants consisted of 6 counseling psychologists who each have had 5 or more years of counseling experience since graduating with a Master’s degree, and each of whom still provides counseling services. Result and Conclusion: The findings uncovered 4 main themes: 1. the process of therapeutic relationship, 2. feeling in therapeutic relationship, 3. observation of therapeutic relationship, and 4. the nature of therapeutic relationship. Suggestion: The findings show that detailed therapeutic relationship in counseling is a useful tool for counseling psychologists, and it is useful for counseling psychologists to be aware of the importance of therapeutic relationship.


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How to Cite

Piyaphanukan, S., Taephant, N., & Areekit, P. (2022). Experiences of Therapeutic Relationships in Counseling Psychologists. Journal of MCU Humanities Review, 8(2), 99–116. Retrieved from https://so03.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/human/article/view/262665