An exploration of counsellors'/psychotherapists’ personal experience of neo-natal bereavement and its effect on their clinical work.

The aim of this study is to use the research method of hermeneutic phenomenology to explore the meanings my participants make of their personal experience of neonatal bereavement and how this may or may not come into their clinical work.

I would like to recruit participants who are qualified and practising counsellors or psychotherapists who, as parents, have personally experienced neo-natal bereavement.

Your participation would take the form of a face-to-face, audio-recorded interview, that will last approximately one hour, to be conducted at a time and location of your choosing.

This project is part of my MA Advanced Clinical Practice (Counselling and Psychotherapy) at The Minster Centre, and has been approved by their Ethics committee. My research will be conducted in accordance with the BACP's Ethical Guidelines for research.
If you are interested in taking part, please contact me for further information by email:

If you know of anyone who you think may be interested, please do forward this email.

Thank you
Catherine Lindsay-Davies