Who can take part in the study?
We would like the opinions of as many different people as possible. You can take part if you are;
- 18 years old or older,
- do not have a significant neurological condition (such as an Acquired Brain Injury or dementia) or Intellectual (Learning) disability
- and either
- (a) if you have taken part in individual face to face psychological therapy for personal reasons (we would call you an Expert by experience) or
- (b) if you have experience of working as a therapist, or providing psychological therapies (we would call you a Professional).
Some people may fit into both groups and we’d like to hear from you too.
Please feel free to share information about this study with anyone you think might be interested.
Important Note: We understand that you may have had a positive or negative experience of therapy, may have decided not to continue with therapy or may currently be in therapy. If you are in therapy we recommend you discuss your participation in this study with your therapist. Unfortunately we are unable to discuss experiences of therapy directly with current or potential participants. If you hold any serious concerns about a therapist or treatment you’ve been involved with we encourage you to discuss this with your family doctor and consider reporting it to your local health board or other professional agencies. Information on how to identify and report irresponsible therapy can be found here http://www.supportingsafetherapy.org/clients/during-therapy/i-want-to-complain.