Has one of your clients ever simply stopped attending your sessions together? What was that experience like?

I am currently conducting research to explore how mental health workers respond to the dropout of clients from their care, and how this disconnection influences their thoughts, feelings and behaviours.

Who is eligible to take part?
Practising Psychotherapists and Counsellors who have experienced a client dropout during their practice. You must:

  • Be over the age of 18
  • Have experienced a client dropout from your practice
  • Be based in the England or Wales
  • Be English-speaking

What is the research about?
To explore the feelings and thoughts involved and produced after losing a client, and to understand how therapists and counsellors develop from this loss.

What is involved?
You will be asked to take part in a roughly ninety minute semi-structured interview, where you will be asked a number of questions about your experience of client dropout. As the interview is semi-structured, you are encouraged to bring whatever material you feel would enhance or give greater depth to your participation.

Who is undertaking the research?
This research is being undertaken by David Gannon, a Master’s student of Counselling and Psychotherapy at Keele University. If you are interested in taking part in this research or would like more information, please contact David Gannon at: x4a24@students.keele.ac.uk
Ethical approval for this research has been granted by the Department of Medicine and Health Sciences Ethics Committee at Keele University.

Many thanks 
David Gannon, Postgraduate Student, Keele University