I am in my final year of a BS(c) Honours degree in Counselling at the University of East London. For my dissertation, I have chosen to explore the subject of the working experiences of (d)eaf counsellors/psychotherapists. To explain, (d)eaf as is spelt, is to identify those, who are hard of hearing as opposed to Deaf, who were born deaf and with their own culture and language.

I am seeking participants who are aged 25 years and over, post qualified for more than 3 years, defined themselves as (d)eaf, living within the London area (but will travel within a reasonable radius outside of London) and are willing to be interviewed for an hour. The interview will be recorded and transcribed for analysis and the participants' identity will be anonymised for confidentiality purposes.

My research has been approved by the School of Psychology Research Ethics Committee. This means that my research follows the standard of research ethics as set by the British Psychology Society.

If you are interested in finding out more about my study or would like to take part, please email me at u1722883@uel.ac.uk

Thank you