Letter of Invitation to Participate in a Research Study
My name is Malgorzata Sitko-Hogan and I am a qualified pre-accredited psychotherapist. I am currently undertaking a research project as part of my Master’s degree in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy with Turning Point Institute in conjunction with University College Cork.
I am carrying out research entitled:
The secret work of pets: exploring the role of companion animals in the lives of psychotherapists practising in Ireland
- I am hoping to investigate the relationship between companion animals and their owners who work as psychotherapists.
- I would also like to explore whether the psychotherapists’ relationship with their companion animals has any impact on their professional lives.
I am looking for the fully qualified psychotherapists who are also pet owners and who would be willing to participate in my study. The research will involve taking part in an individual interview of not more than 60 minutes in duration that will be audio recorded. Your confidentiality and anonymity will be respected together with your right to withdraw from the study at any stage.
I would be very grateful if you considered taking part in this study. If you are interested in becoming a participant or need more information to make a decision, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org