Home – frameworks & aims

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

The research is conducted within the general framework of tracking client changes or outcomes while he/she continues in his/her 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 involvement:

Framework:

Involvement: Frequency:

(A) 1

Completing (by selecting the answer that best fits) 1-2 (or 3) of the following forms asking about aspects of your experience:  Personal Questionnaire   Strathclyde Inventory   • Process Continuum Scale1 every 1-2 meetings

(B) 2

Audio recording of meeting some of which will be transcribed, reflected upon and analysed (using the Experiencing Scale)2 every 2 meetings

(C) 1 & 2

Completing a form asking about aspects of your experience1 (every 1-2 meetings) & audio recording of meeting (some of which will be transcribed, reflected upon and analysed)2 (every 2 meetings)

(D) 3

Completing 1-2 of the following forms asking about your experience of counselling: Helpful Aspects of Therapy Form   • Change Form every 4-8 meetings

(E) 1, 2 & 3

Completing a form asking about aspects of your experience1 (every 1-2 meetings) & audio recording of meeting (some of which will be transcribed, reflected upon and analysed)2 (every 2 meetings) & completing a form asking about your experience of counselling (every 4-8 meetings)

(F) 1 & 3

Completing a form asking about aspects of your experience (selecting the answer that best fits)1 (every 1-2 meetings) & completing a form asking about your experience of counselling (every 4-8 meetings)

1Completing up to three in or before 1st meeting.

2Audio 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 long-term counselling for people experiencing unwelcome distress, difficulty or dissatisfaction
  • use it to understand more about my practice as a counsellor

 

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Warm wishes,   Ryan

 

(Additionally if you’ve had counselling before and would like to contribute to this research by filling out a form asking about your experience click here.)