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Are you a woman aged 35 to 44 who has experienced burnout during the COVID-19 UK lockdown period from April 2020 to the end of June 2021?  If so, I invite you to participate in this research study.

Women's Burnout UK Study: Services

WHAT IS THIS STUDY ABOUT?                                                                                                                                                                                            I am conducting a burnout study that explores the lived experience of burnout as experienced by women, as part of my Doctorate in Counselling Psychology (DCPsych) at the NSPC (New School of Psychotherapy & Counselling), validated by Middlesex University. The study has been awarded ethical approval by the New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling and Middlesex University. My Primary Supervisor is Dr. Susan Iacovou who can be contacted at


I am looking for participants who meet the research criteria. Participants will be asked to take part in a 90-minute video call interview using Google Meet at a time that suits them. You must have access to a private location and device for a video call, without interruption or being overheard.

Please contact me if you meet the following criteria – you:

1)  Are a woman aged 35 to 44 years with children living in the UK

2)  Are partnered or married

3)  In full-time employment (not self-employed)

4)  Experienced burnout during the COVID-19 Pandemic from April 2020 to the end of June 2021

5)  Must be recovered for at least six months or must be in therapy or part of a support group

6)  You can be included if you have existing mental health issues, such as depression, anxiety, etc.


I believe that sharing your experiences of burnout will contribute to a better understanding of burnout, its treatment, and recovery, which can be helpful to other burnout sufferers and the helping profession.

If you meet the criteria and would like to participate, please register your interest by clicking on the button at the bottom of the page. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          WHAT HAPPENS IF I DECIDE TO PARTICIPATE?

Once you have expressed an interest in participating, I will contact you and complete a brief screening and demographic questionnaire to establish your suitability to participate. If you meet the criteria, we will arrange an online meeting at a mutually suitable time.

I will appreciate it if you would please share this page with female colleagues, friends, and contacts. 

If you have any questions about the research, would like more information, or to register your interest in participating, please do get in touch by clicking on the button at the bottom of the page. 

Thank you for reading this and sharing.  

Elizabeth Duvall

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