Therapists' Work with Family Estrangement: An Interpretive Phenomenological Analysis

My name is Lynn and I am a counselling student in my final year of training working towards an MA in Integrative Counselling at Leeds Beckett University.  

I am interested in family dynamics and issues surrounding family estrangement and as such my research project is about exploring therapists’ experiences of working with clients who have chosen or are thinking of choosing estrangement from their family.  

Participants must be: 

  • A counsellor/psychotherapist with at least one year’s experience post-qualification.
  • Willing to discuss their experience of working with clients where making a choice of estrangement/emotional cut off from their family has featured in the work.
  • Available for an approximately one hour online interview (MS Teams).

For more information please contact me at

To view the terms under which this email is distributed, please go to:-