My name is Debbie Clews and I am currently studying for and MSc in Psychotherapeutic Counselling at Staffordshire University. I am looking for participants to take part in my study which is a narrative inquiry into the lives of female counsellors who experienced the death of their mother during their young adult lives.

I hope to explore what impact the death of your mother has had on your life, including if your decision to become a counsellor was influenced from this experience. Would you be interested in taking part?

I am looking for participants who meet the following criteria:

  • A female qualified counsellor
  • Experienced the death of your mother between the ages of 18 and 25
  • It has been over 20 years since the death of you mother

Please note, due to the specificity of my research criteria, there is some flexibility in the length of time since the loss occurred.

If you are interested in taking part in my research and would like to tell me the story of your lived experience of adult life without your mother, I would love to hear from you. The process would take approximately an hour of your time. We would meet over a secure online platform for the interview. Please get in touch via my email address if you would like to take part. I will be happy to answer any questions.

Thank you.