Are you a qualified counsellor who works in a London primary school? Are you interested in exploring your motivations for the work?

I am conducting a qualitative research project as part of my Doctoral studies with Metanoia Institute and Middlesex University. The aim of the project is to gain an understanding of choosing to work therapeutically with children within schools. I would like to interview counsellors who work in London primary schools.

  • What led you to become a therapist? To work with children? And within schools?
  • Has your understanding of your motivations changed over time?

With increasing recognition of the value of early interventions to support children’s mental health, the study is intended to directly contribute to the growing field of school counselling.

  • How does understanding our motivations support our practice?
  • How do we gain that self-awareness? What happens if we don’t?

About me:

I am a children’s counsellor myself, with roles in primary schools and in private practice.

About the study:

• The study is for my Doctoral research with Metanoia Institute/Middlesex University and has full Ethical Approval
• Interviews will last up to 90 minutes and will take place at a time and location convenient to you
• If you choose to participate, your anonymity will be protected, and you will have the right to withdraw at any time

You are eligible to participate, if:

• You are a counsellor or psychotherapist who currently works in a London primary school
• You have been qualified for two years or more
• You are a registered/accredited member of BACP/UKCP or other relevant body.

If you would be interested in participating or would like to find out more, please do contact me:

I hope to hear from you.

Esther Pozzani