Biography

I am Programme Leader for the Diploma (HE) in Counselling and I also teach and supervise students doing their research for the MA in Counselling and Psychotherapy. I have worked for University of Cumbria since 2005. I am a Chartered Psychologist with a background in management development and organisational change, and a BACP accredited therapist. My therapeutic experience has included working in the NHS, in a University counselling service, in private practice, and with children and young people in schools. I am also a qualified counselling supervisor. I have a strong commitment to the Person Centred Approach, and my interests include spirituality and group dynamics/encounter.

Qualifications and memberships

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (CPsychol AFBPsS)
  • British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP Accred)
  • MEd
  • MSc Ergonomics
  • BSc Psychology

Academic and research interests

  • Spirituality and spiritual growth
  • Group dynamics
  • Person Centred Encounter groups

Recent external roles

  • External Examiner Counselling Courses University of Leeds (2012-2015)