Welcome to the online resources for the 4th edition of Doing Research in Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Research-based knowledge has the potential – in tandem with knowledge from theory, practice and personal experience – to make a meaningful difference to the effectiveness of counselling and psychotherapy. The best way to learn about research is through opportunities to be actively involved in doing it and carefully observe and reflect on the ways that other people do it. This book is therefore organised around a series of stand-alone research projects that students or practitioners can carry out, and activities around developing skills for critically reading and making sense of published studies that can serve as exemplars for small-scale research projects. The book also emphasises the importance of publishing and disseminating your work.

This online resource provides learning activities and access to selected exemplar studies relevant to each of the chapters. It functions as an entry point into the massive counselling and psychotherapy research literature that exists online as well as an alternative pathway through the topics discussed in the book itself.

For students:

  • Learning activities and exercises to develop your skills and test your chapter knowledge – can be completed on your own, or with learning partners
  • Direct links to journal articles that will provide examples and deepen your understanding of topics discussed in the book
  • Weblinks to useful sources of information including open access research tools, websites of key research organisations and more
  • Sample ethical consent forms

For lecturers:

  • An Instructor’s Manual providing exercises and case studies and guidance on how to use these in your teaching


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