The purpose of the study is to develop an in-depth understanding of person centred counsellors experience and aims to explore the following, building on previously established themes, whilst using a broader scale study that focuses on the person-centred therapist
- Views about mandatory therapy hours when training; do you think it is necessary/integral generally and is it helpful/unhelpful to undertake during training?
- Personal experiences of therapy; did you find it useful? How?
- Influence of PT professionally; what did you learn? Did it help to know how it feels to be the client?
- Any negative experiences of PT; financial/time constraints, raising unwanted painful experiences/issues, stress/stigma of undertaking PT.
- Why have you asked me to take part and what will I be required to do?
You have been invited to participate because you are a person centred trainee or qualified counsellor. You will be required to participate in a one-off on-line questionnaire.
What if I do not wish to take part of change my mind or change my mind during the study?
Participation is voluntary and you are free to withdraw at any time up until two weeks before the 28 February deadline without the need to provide a reason.
What happens to the research data?
Research data will be kept in a secure location of which only the researcher has access. Questionnaires will be numbered to keep them anonymous and any electronic data will be password protected.
How will the research be reported?
Confidentiality is not ensured because of the potential use of verbatim quotes, however all information will be anonymous and numerical codes used. The research will be part of my ongoing MA study dissertation.
What if I want to complain?
If you are not satisfied after initially contacting the researcher, you can make a formal complaint to Cumbria University Research Office, University of Cumbria, Bowerham Road, Lancaster, LA1 3JD.
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