The practice, politics and provision of the talking therapies in England since the 1960s: a scoping study


  • Prof Sasha Roseneil

    University of Essex

Project summary

This scoping study will act as a precursor to the first major study of the talking therapies, often referred to as the ‘supply side’ of psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, group analysis and counselling. It aims to address the practice, politics and provision of the talking therapies, and the working lives and motivations of the practitioners and policymakers who have shaped the field. 

The goals are to refine the preliminary design and scope of the study through a series of workshops and interviews, literature reviews, international scoping visits, and the development of a public engagement strategy.