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The above research project has involved discussion between Person Centred Therapy Scotland and the University of Strathclyde.   It was initiated by Lisa McGilvray who is a tutor at Strathclyde University on the MSc in Counselling and Psychotherapy course.  She consulted and collaborated with Tonia Higgins, the secretary from Person-Centred Therapy Scotland.  The project will be carried out by 6 MSc students in counselling and psychotherapy; Charlotte Porter, Andrew Hogg, Hiren Shah, Louise Legg, Beth Laing, Monika Nowacka under the supervision of Lisa.  You will be interviewed individually by one of the research students and the results will be written up at part of their MSc dissertation. 

You are being invited to take part in this study to reflect on how your training as a person-centred counsellor influences your work with clients.  The purpose of this research project is to provide evidence to inform the development of training for person-centred counsellors to meet the needs of clients. This evidence will provide essential policy and practice information for future generations of person-centred counsellors working with clients in a range of services.  

Lisa chose to carry out research with the Person-Centred Therapy Scotland because of the excellent network of person-centred counsellors and the commitment to the approach. This research project will involve interviews carried out by MSc students with only person-centred counsellors aged 18-70. The interview will be approximately 1 hour and you will be asked about 3 main areas of your training and practice:  your experience of your training, how it was helpful or unhelpful and examples of client work where your training has been particularly relevant.   All data collected is confidential and will be anonymised.  
You are invited to take part and if you choose to Lisa will explain the process to you in more detail and seek your consent before continuing.  Please note you can withdraw your data up to April 2020 by contacting Lisa.   

For more information about how you can become involved or if you have any questions please contact Lisa directly l.mcgilvray@strath.ac.uk or 07590-328017. 

Calling for Volunteers
Are you a dog owner?
Do you struggle with the relationship you have with your dog?  Find dog training difficult?
Do you want to try out an innovative new therapy that can help?
I am looking for 5 volunteer clients over the next 6 months for help in collecting evidence-based 
data for my counselling service for dog owners.  Featured in Psychologies Magazine (coming out 
on 19th
 February 2018), Anubis Therapy is a unique counselling service for people interested in 
personal development and how their dog can help.  Owners talking about the difficulties they have 
with their dog, in a safe, judgement-free environment helps them with their dogs and also in other 
areas in their lives.
This project is specifically looking at the benefits of Anubis Therapy in face-to-face sessions, with 
the dog present in the room.  I am looking to collect evidence of how our dog’s behaviour is 
reflected in the session and how that understanding might help the client
Volunteers are invited to attend, with their dogs, up to 6 face-to-face hour-long counselling sessions,
at the Hounds Connect therapy room in Drymen, in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park.
If you are curious about what your dog can teach you and are interested in being part of the research
for a ground-breaking therapy, I would love to hear from you.  
Give me a call on 07796 338584 or 01360660474 .  I look forward to working with you.

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