Are you a female counsellor who has experience of working with male clients? If so, volunteers are needed to take part in a confidential research interview about your experiences.

The research aims are:

  • To explore female counsellors’ experiences of working with male clients
  • To inform myself about issues which may arise in working with male clients
  • To explore how practitioners could develop their practice when working with men in therapy
  • To share any insights gained with other practitioners

I am interested in exploring your experiences of working with male clients.
You would be invited to a one-off, confidential interview on Microsoft Teams, lasting approximately 1-1 ½ hours. Before the interview, you will have an opportunity to read through questions and reflect on your experiences. All data collected will be anonymised to protect participant confidentiality and privacy.

You are likely to be eligible for this study if you are:

  • Female
  • Person centred, BACP counsellor with two years post qualification experience
  • Have experience of working with male clients
  • Sufficiently fluent in English to fully engage in the study
  • Non-vulnerable adult who has the capacity to discuss the issue

About me – the researcher:
My name is Elizabeth, and I am a final year MA student in Clinical Counselling at the University of Chester, who has completed over 50 hours of placement counselling. The majority of my client hours in training and on placement are with women, therefore I am keen to find out more about working with male clients.
If you are interested, and would like more information, please contact: 1913969@chester.ac.uk
There is no obligation to take part. This study will be conducted to University of Chester Ethics Committee Standards.
This project will cease recruitment of participants on 27th June 2022.

Many thanks,
Elizabeth