I am committed to pursuing more equitable, socially just and liveable worlds through educating counsellors to make a difference in diverse contexts.
Qualifications & Memberships
My teaching and research are in the field of counselling and counsellor education. I explore emerging counsellor identities, pedagogy of counsellor education, and social constructionist and post-structural approaches to counselling, including Solution-focused Brief Therapy. I take a critical approach to research with an interest in the relationship between material, social, and cultural realities and individual experience and agency. I draw on feminist, qualitative, arts based and critical posthumanist research methodologies.
Prior to working at the University of Canterbury I have worked as a Psychologist and Counsellor, in New Zealand and the UK, mainly with children and families experiencing domestic violence, trauma, and the effects of the Canterbury earthquake sequence.
- Barraclough S. (2023) On becoming a counsellor: a posthuman reconfiguring of identity formation for counsellors-in-training. British Journal of Guidance and Counselling http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03069885.2023.2172550.
- Barraclough S., Malott K. and Ahuriri-Driscoll A. (2023) Broaching Client Identities: Integrating a Critical Consciousness Lens in Counselling Practice. International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10447-023-09535-y.
- Belton R., Taylor M. and Barraclough S. (2023) Recognition of mind and body interactions in New Zealand counselling education and practice. New Zealand Journal of Counselling 43(1): 69-99.
- Malott K., Barraclough S. and Yee T. (2023) Towards Decolonizing Diagnosis: a Critical Review and Suggested Alternatives. International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling 45(1): 1-17. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10447-022-09501-0.
- Malott KM., Yee T. and Barraclough S. (2023) Overcoming Barriers to Social Justice Learning in Multicultural Counselor Education. International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling 45(2): 356-369. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10447-023-09506-3.