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“No one has ever asked me and I’m grateful that you have” men’s experiences of their partner’s female sexual pain (2023)
Journal Article
Lovell, D., Hayfield, N., & Thomas, Z. (in press). “No one has ever asked me and I’m grateful that you have” men’s experiences of their partner’s female sexual pain. Sexual and Relationship Therapy, https://doi.org/10.1080/14681994.2023.2293766

Female sexual pain (FSP) occurs within a relational context, yet little is known about partners’ experiences. We explored 26 men’s understandings and experiences of FSP within their different-sex relationships, using an online qualitative survey and... Read More about “No one has ever asked me and I’m grateful that you have” men’s experiences of their partner’s female sexual pain.

‘Rarely discussed but always present’: Exploring therapists’ accounts of the relationship between social class, mental health and therapy (2021)
Journal Article
McEvoy, C., Clarke, V., & Thomas, Z. (2021). ‘Rarely discussed but always present’: Exploring therapists’ accounts of the relationship between social class, mental health and therapy. Counselling and Psychotherapy Research, 21(2), 324-334. https://doi.org/10.1002/capr.12382

With a few exceptions, the subject of social class has rarely been addressed in counselling and psychotherapy research. This study seeks to contribute to redressing this omission by exploring therapists’ accounts of how social class operates within t... Read More about ‘Rarely discussed but always present’: Exploring therapists’ accounts of the relationship between social class, mental health and therapy.

Reading and writing for well-being: A qualitative exploration of the therapeutic experience of older adult participants in a bibliotherapy and creative writing group (2020)
Journal Article
Malyn, B. O., Thomas, Z., & Ramsey-Wade, C. E. (2020). Reading and writing for well-being: A qualitative exploration of the therapeutic experience of older adult participants in a bibliotherapy and creative writing group. Counselling and Psychotherapy Research, 20(4), 715-724. https://doi.org/10.1002/capr.12304

This study provides a qualitative exploration of the therapeutic mechanisms occurring within three community-based reading and writing for well-being groups attended by older adults, located in a city in England. Whilst it is increasingly accepted th... Read More about Reading and writing for well-being: A qualitative exploration of the therapeutic experience of older adult participants in a bibliotherapy and creative writing group.