Client Perceptions of Helpfulness: A Therapy Process Study

UoM administered thesis: Doctor of Clinical Psychology

  • Authors:
  • Alexandra Cocklin


Client reports of perceived helpfulness in therapy may provide valuable information to clinicians and researchers about what makes therapy therapeutic for individuals. This may help us to understand more about common factors in effective psychotherapies, to explain the processes through which these factors might operate and to understand how the therapeutic relationship contributes to change for different clients. However, the meth-methodological complexity involved in the design of experimental studies has so far prevented research from being able to fully utilise what clients can tell us about their experience of change. This thesis aimed to address some of these challenges in client centered psychotherapy process research.


Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
Award date31 Dec 2014