The aim of the study is to explore and gain understanding of the experience of counselling psychotherapists who have moved forwards from unsatisfactory supervision i.e. to explore their then-to-now experience.

Participant eligibility

  • Counsellors and psychotherapists (over the age of 18) in the UK who have had an experience(s) of unsatisfactory supervision (one-to-one, peer or group) at some point and who have moved forwards from this.
  • Currently more than one year qualified (i.e. minimum diploma level).


What is involved?
Participation would involve a one-to-one semi-structured recorded interview, via Teams, lasting up to one hour. The interviews would be confidential and arranged at your convenience.

Ethics approval
This study is part of my postgraduate degree in Psychotherapy Studies. It has received ethics approval from the ethics department at the University of Central Lancashire.

Contact information
If you have any questions about the research, or if you are interested in participating and meet the above criteria, please contact:

Kay Healey School of Community Health and Midwifery, Email: KHealey1@uclan.ac.uk

Dr Jean Duckworth School of Community Health and Midwifery School of Community Health and Midwifery Email: JEDuckworth@uclan.ac.uk

Dr Hazel Partington, School of Community Health and Midwifery School of Community Health and Midwifery, Email:  HPartington@uclan.ac.uk

Thank you

Kay.