Kim Etherington

EMDR, Psychotherapy and Research Consultancy

Research Tutorials, Mentoring or Consultancy

Kim Etherington, EMDR Melton Mowbray

I am a Professor Emerita of Narrative and Life Story Research (University of Bristol). In 2020 I was selected to receive The Lifetime Achievement Award for the International Congress for Qualitative Inquiry for my ‘lifetime contributions to the methods, theory, practice, and dissemination of qualitative inquiry’. In 2022 I received the ICAE Lifetime Contribution Award from The International Conference of Autoethnography.

After teaching and supervising doctoral and masters’ candidates at the University of Bristol I retired in 2010 and relocated to Melton Mowbray in Leicestershire. I now offer freelance support to people who are interested in creative, reflexive, collaborative research, such as Narrative Inquiry and Autoethnography and other arts-based approaches.

I have presented workshops and seminars in New Zealand, Malta, South Africa, Crete and the USA. Invited keynote speeches and conference presentations have taken me to Canada, Ireland, USA, and across the UK.

My books and peer reviewed journal papers reflect my passion for linking practice with research, and my intention to write with an emancipatory purpose, using a style of writing that is accessible by academics, practitioners and clients, as well the public in general.

People usually come to me after reading my books or other publications, or maybe on recommendation from their tutors or other students. Once we make an appointment by email or via this website, we meet online for a 90-minute initial session to allow us to talk about the proposed research so that we can both decide if I might be able to help through an ongoing mentoring relationship - meeting as and when required. I charge an hourly rate of £105 for my time for this work (£140 for 90 mins), for meeting online, reading and giving feedback on written work in progress and dissertation drafts.

I also provide one-off meetings for advice and discussion to researchers.

Areas of interest: creative, reflexive, collaborative, arts-based and narrative methodologies underpinned by postmodern, social constructionist/post structuralist philosophies.