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March 14, 2023
An opportunity to contribute to a new research study:

Information regarding recruitment of volunteers for study ‘An exploratory study of counsellors/psychotherapists’ experiences of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic’: this project contributes to the University of Wolverhampton’s role in conducting research, and teaching research methods. You are under no obligation to reply to this post, however if you choose to, participation in this research is voluntary and you may withdraw at any time.

Hello, my name is Angela Ramsay, and I am currently doing an MSc in psychology at the University of Wolverhampton. I am also a person-centred counsellor and an accredited member of BACP. I am currently working on my MSc dissertation and am conducting research into counsellors/psychotherapists’ experiences of the COVID-19 pandemic, in particular the challenges, impact, coping methods used, and any benefits of remote working.

I am seeking to recruit UK-based, qualified counsellors/psychotherapists who are members of a professional body and delivered therapy before, during (remotely), and after the pandemic. Participants will be required to engage in an interview for approximately one hour, which will be conducted and recorded on Microsoft Teams, and delivered in an empathic and respectful manner.

University policies and BPS research guidance are utilised to protect the privacy and well-being of all participants. Participants’ identifying information will be kept confidential and pseudonyms will be used in the processing and final write up of all research data, which will be presented in the form of themes, descriptions and interpretations of experiences.

If you, or someone you know, would like to find out more information about the study, please email me at  
December 06, 2022

This study is two-phased.
  1. It seeks to explore the lived experience of humanistic/person-centred psychotherapists who were the recipient of a complaint within the last 7 years that was not upheld by their accrediting body in the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland as it was deemed to be frivolous.

  2. It seeks to explore the experiences of clinical supervisors who have supported a supervisee through the complaints process within the past 7 years to reflect on and discuss their experiences.
For the purpose of the study, I will be seeking 10 psychotherapists working from a humanistic/person-centred modality who have been the recipient of an unfounded frivolous complaint within the past 7 years and 10 clinical supervisors who have supported a supervisee through the complaints process within the past 7 years from both the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. The study will involve a one hour online recorded semi-structured interview discussing the participants'experiences.

As the nature of complaints can involve sensitive matters, policies are utilised to protect the privacy and well-being of all participants. Participants are not required to disclose any identifying information and pseudonyms will be used. Participants will not be required to identify any other parties to the complaint in their interviews. In the thesis, data will be presented in the form of themes and descriptions of the lived experience of the participants. All data will be anonymised. 

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