Empathy may be regarded as the soul of the counsellor, the lack of which might lead to a loss of quality in the therapeutic relationship. My research aims to explore what measures in the domain of self-care therapists take to address professional fatigue. Findings gained from this research have the potential to inform fellow practitioners of individual approaches of dealing with empathy fatigue and the “cost of caring” in correlation to self-care measures.

If you have relevant experience of at least three years working in counselling or psychotherapy, I would very much like to hear from you. Professional training, qualification, and association is a plus, at the same time not mandatory.

Your participation will involve a semi-structured personal interview lasting between 30 and 45 minutes, conducted and recorded online using Zoom from a confidential space/time of your choosing.

This study has been reviewed and approved by the Research Ethics Committee at Leeds Beckett University.

I am currently completing my Master of Arts in Psychotherapy at Leeds Beckett University in cooperation with the College of Allied Educators, Singapore. I am a registered member with the BACP and a provisional clinical member of the SAC (Singapore Association for Counselling).

For more information or to express your interest please contact: m.venner2554@student.leedsbeckett.ac.uk
Your time and contribution to this research is very much appreciated as it helps toward developing and improving our knowledge of the profession.

Thank you