Exploration into the Influence of Task Shifting on Counselling and the Related Services including HIV-AIDS at the Counselling Agencies in Kenya “Experiences of Counsellor Administrator-Managers”

  • Anastasia Ndiritu

Student thesis: Phd


The study explored the influence of Task shifting on counselling and the related services including HIV-AIDS from the experiences of 7 Counsellor administrator-managers. The study used a qualitative approach with the Deductive-Inductive Thematic Analysis Methodology where 7 participants were interviewed using semi structured interviews. Data analysis was undertaken according to thematic analysis guidelines whereby four main themes and twelve sub-themes were identified. Findings illuminated that under the Task shifting context counselling was misunderstood, misinterpreted, and misrepresented by a cross-section of the local community within the areas studied. A need for formalization of counsellor-support systems was revealed to boost the Counsellor-Task-shifters’ professional identity in their enduring journey of hope and determination in supporting their counselling careers and for the advancement of the counselling profession in Kenya. The implications of the findings on the Influence of Task Shifting on Counselling were further explored.
Date of Award31 Dec 2017
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Manchester
SupervisorWilliam West (Supervisor) & Elizabeth Ballinger (Supervisor)

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