Home – frameworks & aims

Hello and welcome. Here you will find information about my practice-based research project into the effectiveness or helpfulness of counselling.

The research is conducted within the general framework of tracking or monitoring client changes or outcomes while he/she continues in their counselling. There are six frameworks – three basic frameworks (1; 2; 3) and three frameworks comprising different combinations of these (1 & 2; 1, 2 & 3; 1 & 3) – each represents a different level of client involvement:

Framework:

Client involvement: Frequency:

(A) 1

Completing a quantitative outcome monitoring multiple-answer form (selecting the answer that best fits) on paper or online (click here for the CORE-10 form, click here for the Personal Questionnaire form, and click here for the Process Continuum Scale). every 1-2 meetings

(B) 2

Audio recording of meeting for a partial transcript, reflection and change tracking measure (The Experiencing Scale) analysis1 every 2 meetings

(C) 1 & 2

Completing a quantitative outcome monitoring multiple-answer form (selecting the answer that best fits) on paper or online (every 1-2 meetings) & audio recording of meeting for a partial transcript, reflection and change tracking measure (The Experiencing Scale) analysis(every 2 meetings)

(D) 3

Completing a qualitative semi-structured interview form/report (writing down your answers) on paper or online (click here for the HAT Form, click here for the Brief Change Interview) every 4-8 meetings

(E) 1, 2 & 3

Completing a quantitative outcome monitoring multiple-answer form (selecting the answer that best fits) on paper or online (every 1-2 meetings) & audio recording of meeting for a partial transcript, reflection and change tracking measure (The Experiencing Scale) analysis(every 2 meetings) & completing a qualitative semi-structured interview form/report (writing down your answers) on paper or online (every 4-8 meetings)

(F) 1 & 3

Completing a quantitative outcome monitoring multiple-answer form (selecting the answer that best fits) on paper or online (every 1-2 meetings) & completing a qualitative semi-structured interview form/report (writing down your answers) on paper or online (every 4-8 meetings)

1Audio recordings are deleted either after they are listened to and analysed or at the end of your counselling. Identifying information such as names, locations etc will be changed or not included when transcribed.

 

I would like with this research to:

  • contribute, if appropriate, to the case for the greater provision of free or affordable long-term counselling/psychotherapy for people in distress/suffering with mental health/psychological difficulties (especially those also on a low or receiving no income)

 

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Warm wishes,   Ryan