Voices in the wilderness: An exploration of how counsellors of faith from ethnic minority backgrounds experience secular counselling training and practice.

I’m Martha Adeyinka, an MSc Psychotherapeutic Counselling student at Staffordshire University. I am looking for individuals who meet the *criteria below to take part in my study exploring how counsellors of faith from ethnic-minority backgrounds experience secular counselling training and practice, as well as their perspectives and opinions regarding its incorporation within counselling training programmes and education.

The study will require you to attend a semi-structured interview comprising of a series of questions about your experience of counselling training and practice in relation to your religion/faith. The interviews will take place either in-person or online via Microsoft Teams at a mutually agreed time and will last approximately 1 hour. The interview will be audio-recorded, and your details will be anonymized in the research.

*To participate in this research, you must:

• Be over 18 years of age.

• Identify as belonging to an ethnic-minority group.

• Identify with and actively practise any religious faith.

• Be a fully qualified counsellor.

• Have completed secular counselling training.

Please see poster here​.

If you meet the above criteria and are interested in sharing your experience, or if you have any further questions, please get in touch with me via my university email address: a017296h@student.staffs.ac.uk.

Thank you for your time and I look forward to hearing from you.