I am interested in the lived experience of therapists who have felt a strong sense of attunement with their clients during silences and would like to know more about how you experience your listening process in these moments. My research has been ethically approved by Regent’s University and therefore abides by ethics set by BACP and UKCP.

I am a postgraduate student undertaking a research project for the MA in Psychotherapy and Counselling at Regent’s University London and would like to invite you to partake in my research. Please find further information below:

The Participant
I am looking for both trainee (already started placement) and experienced psychotherapists and/or counsellors holding membership with the BACP or UKCP. Participants must have experienced moments of attunement or connection during silences with their clients, to be able to reflect upon their listening process in response to their client’s unarticulated communications. Therapists from a range of orientations are invited to participate, especially those with humanistic, existential, psychodynamic, psychoanalytic and integrative approaches.

If you would like to participate, you will be sent further information on the research and participation. A face to face interview will follow at a time and place which is suitable for you and should take no longer than 40 minutes.

Any information you provide, including your own identity will be kept anonymous and confidential. Your privacy and safety will be respected at all times and you may withdraw from the research at any time before or during your participation.

Your participation would be valuable in developing further understanding around the phenomenon of listening in the therapeutic space. If you are interested in participating or would like further information, please contact me at your soonest convenience.

Mandeep Ahluwalia