My name is Jodie Nelson, I am a final year BSc (hons) Counselling (BACP Accred) student currently studying at The University of East London.

For my dissertation the topic I have chosen to explore is the incident of a client suicide in context to Counselling & Psychotherapy. Indeed this topic is of a sensitive nature, I therefore aim to meet ethical guidelines by seeking participants who have not experienced this event directly, but have experienced working and engaging with Psychotherapy Professionals who have. As the researcher, I aim to find 4 Clinical Supervisors, who are willing to provide insights and information from the perspective of a Clinical Supervisor overseeing the work of Professional Counsellors/Therapists who have experienced the loss of a client by suicide.

The study is phenomenological in nature, and thus does not hypothesise, the research aims to add to the existing literature around the critical incident of a client suicide, from the perspective of the Clinical Supervisor explicitly, which appears to be an under-researched area following a review of the literature.

Participation is expected to take no more than 60 minutes via a face to face semi-structured interview, scheduled in a mutually appropriate location. Further information is attached here should you or any of your colleagues be interested in further insight into the study.

Lastly and probably most importantly... the proposed research has received full ethical approval from the school of psychology's ethics committee at The University of East London.

If you would like further information about my research or have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me by email

I look forward to hearing back from you.

Thank you