I am researching counsellor and psychotherapist experiences of working with clients with alexithymia as part of my MSc in Psychotherapy at Brighton University. Alexithymia is a construct that describes difficulty verbalising emotional experience, difficulty identifying and distinguishing emotions, and a tendency to focus on external rather than internal experience.

I am looking for qualified BACP registered psychodynamic or humanistic counsellors/psychotherapists to take part in a qualitative study exploring the therapist’s experience of working with clients with alexithymia. Participants will be asked to take part in a semi-structured interview of approximately 50 minutes and will be given the opportunity for debriefing and further discussion.

If you have worked with a client with alexithymia from within a psychodynamic or humanistic approach and would be willing to take part in this study, please contact Alicia Meseguer: A.Meseguer1@uni.brighton.ac.uk
This study is unable to include experiences of working with alexithymia using CBT, EMDR, DBT, EFT or from within the NHS. This study has been approved by the Brighton University SASS School Research Ethics Panel.

Thank you for your time and best wishes,
Alicia Meseguer.