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.
- Tudor R. and Barraclough S. (2022) Thinking boxes, behavioural boys and the politics of love: ‘Doing’ post-qualitative social work research. Qualitative Social Work: research and practice http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/14733250211056600.
- Whitehead L., Barraclough S. and Tarren-Sweeney M. (2022) Foster carers' perceptions of the long-term effectiveness of the Fostering Changes programme. Journal of Family Therapy http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1467-6427.12416.
- Barraclough S. (2021) The Matter of Tears: Translucent Entanglements With/In Counselling Encounters. Capacious: Journal for Emerging Affect Inquiry 2(3): 116-134. http://dx.doi.org/10.22387/CAP2020.49.
- Barraclough SJ. (2018) Ethico-onto-epistem-ological becoming. Qualitative Research in Psychology 15(2-3): 375-380. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14780887.2018.1430732.
- Barraclough SJ. (2015) Marie Adams, The myth of the untroubled therapist: private life, professional practice. London: Routledge, 2014; 154pp. British Journal of Guidance & Counselling 43(375-378) http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03069885.2015.1019763.