This research asks to what extent use is affecting the therapeutic relationship. Whilst this subject has been identified as a risk, there is little data to indicate to what extent it is an issue.
All practising counsellors (including trainees) in the UK are asked to complete a short online survey (5-10 minutes). Click here: https://tinyurl.com/yc4zgd8g Survey password: socialmedia
Regardless of whether you use it or not, it is a topic that connects with contracting, boundaries, and inter-sessional contact.
Personal social media includes platforms such as FaceBook, Instagram, internet dating, Pinterest, Snapchat, Twitter and WhatsApp.
The research is being undertaken by a University of Leicester student, email@example.com under the supervision of Dr Diana Pinto and Prof. Sue Wheeler.
Findings may be used to inform recommendations for a review or update of UK ethical guidelines for counselling practitioners.