As a counsellor, I am very interested in both conducting and supervising research into counselling. I have a special interest in exploring the experience of receiving counselling, as I feel it is important to understand both parties views within the counselling process. My main research is in exploring the client view of domestic violence counselling (currently male victims of female perpetrated abuse in the UK) with a view to developing the existing preferred client model of counselling practice developed as part of my PhD. This PhD research has been extended to develop a proposed competency framework for domestic violence counselling, from a client rather than practitioner view.
My research interests include the following topics:
· Domestic violence
· Counselling competencies
· Measuring counselling outcomes
· Counselling process
· Therapeutic relationship
· Counselling model development
I am an External Examiner for the BSc (Hons) Counselling degree.
I am working with the Counselling Clinic at York St John to try out the counselling model and counsellor competency framework models developed for domestic violence counselling.