I believe research should be at the heart of counselling, both in terms of the ongoing monitoring of practice, and for the discovery of new knowledge. I see this as essential to improving our understanding of how therapy can make real differences to real people situated in complex social worlds.

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I have been actively involved with counselling research for over a decade. My experience includes ongoing monitoring of practice, conducting service evaluations, practice-based case studies, small scale randomised clinical trials, as well as in-depth qualitative enquiry. In addition, I have supervised numerous MSc and PhD research studies, and been involved with the organisation and running of a number of research conferences. Additionally I have experience of setting up and managing a successful counselling research clinic, including seeking funding and ethical approval, recruitment and management of volunteers, advertising and participant recruitment, implementing case management and monitoring systems, as well as the publication and dissemination of results.

Below you will find links to a number of different research articles and fields of interest of mine.

"I believe that a complex, intricate and multifaceted field deserves an equally complex, intricate and multifaceted approach to research. Rather than relying on superficial, mechanistic reductionism, or reinforcing overly simplistic, unreflective subjective views, I believe a pluralistic approach to research is best placed to help us systematically investigate the subtleties and nuances of counselling and psychotherapy."