Investigation into the experience of male victims of domestic violence in accessing and engaging with counselling

Researchers at the University of Sunderland are currently looking for participants to take part in a research study investigating the experiences of counselling for male victims of domestic violence in the UK.Participation will require about an hour of their time in a one to one, face to face interview. The interview will explore their experiences of seeking counselling, what was helpful or unhelpful about their counselling, and what they feel may have been the benefits to them of counselling. This will take place at a location, near to their home or work, and at a time to suit them. Any information they provide will be completely confidential and will be used only for the purpose of this research. The research is being funded by the University of Sunderland and all interviews must be completed before the end of July 2016.

Participants must have completed counselling for their experiences of domestic violence at least three months ago. They may have had one or more experiences of counselling and their experience may have been positive or negative. All of these experiences are of interest as one of the intended outcomes from the research will be the development of a counselling model that could be used to improve the support offered to men who have experienced domestic violence. Participation in the research could help others in a similar situation in future.

If you are interested in participating in the study, or if you work for an agency that may be interested in collaborating on this project, please contact Jeannette.Roddy@sunderland.ac.uk (Tel: 0191-515-2813) or Chris.Keech@sunderland.ac.uk (Tel: 0191-515-2068) for more information.

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