I am hoping to meet with participants who are willing to grant me a little of their time to answer a few questions in one-to-one interviews.
The purpose of the research is to examine the counsellors’ perspective when working with adult transgender clients and to explore common themes, concerns and areas such as diversity and difference, your thoughts on the availability and usefulness of specialist training and the relative complexity of empathising with both the unique and common concerns that arise for the clients.
I am specifically looking for qualified counsellors or psychotherapists who have had personal experience of working on a one-to-one basis with adult transgender clients where the main presenting issue was the client’s concern over his, her or their gender.
You may (be):
- in any type of practice
- of any theoretical background
- qualified for any length of time
- have worked with one or more transgender clients for brief or long-term work
- any gender or sexual orientation
- any colour, race, religion, etc
- have, or not have, attended training on transgender issues – ideally, I would like to speak to a mixture of those who have and haven’t
Ideally, you will be available to meet in the London or Surrey area for a confidential interview of approximately one hour in length during which I would like to encourage you to be open and frank about your experiences.
Interviews will be digitally recorded, transcribed, anonymised and combined with other participants’ data to examine themes. Some interview questions may be of a sensitive nature and it is recommended that, should you require it, you have adequate support in place.
If interested, please contact me by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
I am a member of the BACP and adhere to the ethical guidelines for research. I can confirm I have been granted ethical approval from Kingston College, validated by Middlesex University.
Thank you for your time and I hope to hear from you!