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Call for research participants noticeboard

The Institute welcomes submissions from Metanoia Institute students to submit notices to advertise research projects.

Please fill out the form at the bottom of this page, with a précis of 500 words of your research project.

All notices will require ethical approval (relevant paperwork must be supplied) and all postings shall be at our discretion. Posting of these does not imply any endorsement of the research project by the Institute.

Each call for participants will be different to suit your research question, methodology and ethical considerations. 

Would you like to see your research opportunity advertised here?

Please fill out the form at the bottom of this page.

Our latest submissions:


This qualitative research study aims to explore the lived experience of person-centred psychotherapists who practise in their non-native language. It attempts to improve and deepen the person-centred understanding of what it means for psychotherapists to develop a therapeutic relationship with clients while speaking their non-native language. Three to four open-ended interviews will be conducted in person with experienced person-centred psychotherapists who have been working for at least 5 years in their non-native language. Interested respondents will be asked to complete a brief questionnaire in order to recruit a group of interviewees as diverse as possible in terms of gender and ethnicity. This study will have the potential support tutors and supervisors to better understand the experience of plurilingual trainees and psychotherapists.





Call for Participants -  SURVEY RESEARCH PROJECT. Religion and Spirituality in therapy: exploring how trainee and newly qualified counsellors and psychotherapists, who identify as religious or spiritual, experience undertaking therapeutic training in the UK.

The aim of this survey research is to explore how trainee and newly qualified counsellors and psychotherapists, who identify as religious or spiritual, experience undertaking therapeutic training in the UK. 





I am currently looking for Gestalt Psychotherapists who would like to take part in online, semi-structured focus groups via Zoom to explore the practice of Gestalt Psychotherapy online. This is a unique opportunity to be involved in furthering the development of our work and understanding of working in the digital world as Gestalt Psychotherapists.

This research invites participation from Gestalt psychotherapists internationally, and aims to recognise that the requirements for the practice of Gestalt psychotherapy vary between states and countries.   

I am looking for Gestalt psychotherapists who meet the following criteria: 

  • You have completed a dedicated Gestalt therapy qualification and 
  • Have 5 years post qualifying experience;  
  • You have a license to practice, and are a member of EAGT, IAAGT, FF2P, AETG, GANZ, AMPG, UKAGP, NYIGT, EAP or other relevant organisation in your home country;  
  • If you are in current practice working clinically online or in a hybrid practice either since the pandemic or before;   
  • If living in the UK, you will be UKCP registered or licensed to practise in your state in the USA;   
  • Holding professional indemnity insurance – if this applies in your home country;   



Mixed Methods Research – Online Survey

Those with an interest in qualitative and qualitative research methods are invited to take part in a short online survey which seeks to explore current levels of knowledge about Mixed Methods Research as well as views about combining both qualitative and quantitative research methods. There is also an opportunity within the survey to complete the innovative approach of ‘story completion’. The survey is short and has only 10 questions.





The long road back to self. An exploration of the lived experience of a survivor's journey of recovery, after being in a relationship with a partner who displays psychopathic traits

Little is understood about the specific relational harm that results from being in a relationship with a person/partner who displays psychopathic traits (PDPT's). The main traits include superficial charm, lying and deceit, lack of conscience or remorse and self-serving manipulation and/or control. 

I seek 8, English speaking participants, who have been out of a relationship with a person displaying psychopathic traits (PDPT) for a minimum of 1 year and who consider themselves to have recovered from the aftermath symptoms. They will be over the age of 25, and demonstrate a reflexive, sense-making capacity regarding their own journey of recovery.




What Therapy Experiences are Like for Ethnic Minority Clients Who Work/ed with Therapists From a Different Ethnic Minority Background to Themselves

Psychological therapies are an important part of a comprehensive mental health care system, but it appears ethnic minority individuals are less likely to access therapy, more likely to have negative experiences, drop out prematurely, and have poorer outcomes compared to the ethnic majority population. 

Research indicates some ethnic minority clients’ therapy experiences are impacted by their therapist’s ethnic background (both positive and negative experiences), but majority of these studies have looked at ethnic majority therapists (White therapists) and ethnically matched therapists only. Unfortunately, there are no studies that specifically explore what therapy is like for ethnic minority clients who work with therapists from different ethnic minority backgrounds to themselves.

I am looking for people who meet all of the following criteria :who identify as an ethnic minority individual, be qualified as a BACP/UKCP/BPS accredited therapist or currently training on a BACP, UKCP or BPS accredited course and have past or current experience working with a therapist from a different ethnic background to themselves.


What is the British South Asian therapist experience of power dynamics when working with white clients in a white majority society

I am looking for therapists from a Humanistic modality, of South Asian heritage, and working with white clients. You would need to be in personal therapy or with access to a clinical supervisor. I will offer a debrief session to support you to process anything that may have emerged during the interview.


What’s in a Story? A Narrative Inquiry into Women’s Experiences of Postnatal Psychological Distress

I am looking for women who have experienced postnatal distress to take part in my counselling psychology doctoral research study. This research aims to explore the stories that women tell about their experiences of early motherhood in the context of postnatal psychological distress, specifically when this distress resulted in a diagnosis of postpartum psychosis. Your participation in this study would involve attending two successive interviews, lasting approximately one hour each. 


If you are a current student, why not check out the Moodle page for further opportunities, which may not be publically advertised.

Submit your research call for participants

Please upload your call for participants via this form.
Ensure you place an abstract in the text box so we are able to consider your proposal. Max 500 words.
Ideally, please do have everything in one file, including your MREC approval documentation.
However, if you are unable to do so please do use the second upload box for any supporting documents, and first one for the proposal itself.

I certify that this research is my own work and that I am submitting for my own purposes. Please note all submissions will be checked before posting, our decision is final.