This research study is to explore the experiences of qualified and practising counsellors/psychotherapists, making the transition to remote therapy during the current pandemic, focusing on your experiences in establishing a strong working alliance with your clients. As a trainee counsellor, I am interested in the positive and negative effects of this transition.

I am currently on my second year (level 5) for my BA (Hons) Integrative Counselling degree at the University of Suffolk in Bury St Edmunds.

This study will invite you to complete a questionnaire about your experiences, this should only take 3-4 minutes. The questionnaire will remain anonymous. If you wish to participate further in my research project, there will be the option for you to opt-in for an informal discussion about your responses. This will take place via online video, either by Teams or Zoom, which is dependent on your personal preference and will take approximately 1 hour. This discussion will be expanding on your initial responses, with the hope of gaining more valuable insight into your experiences and highlighting any areas that you may feel are necessary for supporting you in the future when working remotely.

If you are a qualified counsellor and wish to help me in my research, please click on the link below to complete my questionnaire.

Thank you for taking the time to be part of my research.

Kindest regards