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If you are a plurilingual person-centred therapist/ counsellor, how do you experience building therapeutic relationships while speaking your non-native language?

The aim of this study is 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.

I am a training psychotherapist currently doing an MSc in Contemporary Person-Centred psychotherapy and Applications at Metanoia Institute. Approval has been obtained from Metanoia Institute Research Ethics Committee for my dissertation research investigation.

In order to take part in this study participants must:
. Be person-centred counsellors and/or psychotherapists

. Be qualified to at least Diploma level from a training course accredited or endorsed by BACP or UKCP

. Have a minimum of 5 years post-qualification therapy/ counselling experience

. Practise regularly in their non-native language

The interviews will last 60 minutes with a 30-minute debrief and will take place at Metanoia Institute, West London. Interested respondents will be asked to complete a very brief questionnaire about their gender, cultural background and practice, as I am looking to recruit 3/ 4 participants of different genders and from a variety of cultural and ethnic backgrounds. Prior to the interview, the participants will be sent an information sheet and a consent form.

If you are interested in taking part, or would like more information about the study, please contact me via email at laura.porta@metanoia.ac.uk

Thank you for taking the time to read this and considering taking part in this project.

Laura Porta