2020 National Research Success

The events of 2020 interrupted everything!

The BACP Annual Research Conference went ‘virtual’. Nonetheless, LC&CTA’s HPD Yr.2 students were accepted to publish their Research Projects on-line and receive the National recognition their diligent research work deserved.

We congratulate our students who effectively submitted 4 Poster Presentations which are as follows:


Abstract
Presenters: Fiona Desai & Ros Moseley
Other Authors: Fawzia Snead, Primrose Barrett
Professional Role: Higher Professional Diploma Students/Counsellors-in-Training
Institute/Affiliation: Lewisham Counselling & Counselling Training Associates
Email: christine.brown@lcandcta.co.uk
Abstract: Student Poster Presentation
Key Words: Shamed-identity, addiction, judgement, counselling, acceptance

Title: ‘In the experience of clients who identify as addicts with shame-based experiences, how might counselling help with their recovery?’

Aim/Purpose: The research aimed to identify the effect shame-based experiences had on addicts in recovery and the impact counselling had on their recovery process. The research purpose is to have a better understanding of how counselling might help clients recovering from addiction.


Abstract
Presenters: Laura Davis and Caroline Dekkers Other
Authors: Nurun Nessa and Laura Hemmings
Professional role: Trainee Counsellors
Institution: Lewisham Counselling and Counsellor Training Associates
Email: Christine.brown@lcandcta.co.uk
Abstract: Student Poster Presentation
Key words: Anxiety, Acceptance, Relationships/Therapeutic Relationship

Title: In Clients’ experience, is the Person-Centred Approach effective in helping them process their diagnosed/self-diagnosed anxiety disorders/issues?

Aim/Purpose: The research aim was to explore if the Person-Centred Approach (PCA) was experienced as effective in helping clients process their anxiety. The research purpose was to better inform practitioners as to what works psychotherapeutically for this client group.


Abstract
Presenters: Hannah Windows & Stacey Permaul
Authors: Helen Ard, Benise Cole, Jenny Stubbs
Professional Role: Higher Professional Diploma Students/ Counsellors in Training
Institution/Affiliation: Lewisham Counselling and Counsellor Training Associates
Email: christine.brown@lcandcta.co.uk
Abstract: Student Poster Presentation
Key Words: Body image, social media, anxiety, shaming, comparison

Title: In the experience of clients who have body image issues, how has/do their encounters with social media impact on them?

Aim/Purpose: The research aim was to explore how encounters with social media platforms impact those with body image issues. The research purpose is to inform counsellors how to better understand and work with this client-group.


Abstract
Presenters: Robelle Mercado, Dorrie Dixon
Other Authors: Alice Hagan-Brown, Coral Taylor, Jacqueline Mason
Professional Role: Higher Professional Diploma Student/Counsellors in Training
Institution/Affiliation: Lewisham Counselling & Counsellor Training Associates
Email: christine.brown@lcandcta.co.uk
Abstract: Student Poster Presentation
Keywords: Isolation, Control, Gas–lighting, Self-esteem, Empowerment,

Title: ‘In clients’ experiences how effective is counselling in helping those who have been affected by a loved one’s narcissistic behaviour’?’

Aim/Purpose: The aim was to investigate the experiences of clients affected by a loved one’s narcissistic behaviour (defined in the DSM IV, 2013). Our purpose was to highlight how effective counselling is in helping clients in this group recover from any negative impact such behaviour had on their lives.

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