An exploration of the Muslim Counsellor’s faith and person-centred theory

Calling out to Muslim person-centred counsellors…. As Salam al- laikum, Hi my name is Sameena, as part of my MA in clinical counselling research project I am looking for research participants.

Throughout my training as a person-centred counsellor, the actualising tendency has been a concept that has resonated with me in a spiritual way. Through exploration of this feeling, I have discovered that I have conflated the actualising tendency with the fitra. This is because the fitra and actualising tendency imply a positive and constructive potential direction for human growth. Further they both argue that this growth can be hindered through external influences and finally that support or intervention may be required for people to realise their potential.

I would like to explore if other Muslim counsellors have similar experience and how this impacts their faith and practice.

• Are you a Muslim?
• Are you over 21+?
• Are you a qualified person-centred counsellor?
• Are you fluent in English and live in the England or Wales?

If you have answered yes to the questions above and would like to participate in this study, or you have further questions, please contact me at Participants will be invited to an interview via zoom, this will be a semi-structed interview, where you will have the opportunity to share your experiences and understating of person-centred theory and your faith. The interview question and more information of the study will be on the Participant Information Sheet which I will send to on request.