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Biography

I have been in my present role-Senior Lecturer in Counselling Studies since 2007. Key achievements have been: leading in the development of a new Counselling Studies degree which recruited its first cohort in 2007; obtaining the Postgraduate Certificate in HE Practice and becoming a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy; undertaking a sabbatical which resulted in some published research focusing on the impact of the student/tutor working relationship in counselling training; beginning a PhD in 2012 (due to be completed in 2019) and presenting a number of conference papers and publishing a paper based on that research; curriculum development of a new Counselling Studies with Mentoring degree which commenced in 2016; working for CRUSE offering support to bereaved clients.

After a career break between 1997 and 1999 I worked in a number of roles including an adult guidance practitioner, a lecturer in occupational psychology, a lecturer on the diploma in careers guidance and a higher education careers adviser.

Between 1989 and 1997 I was employed as a Senior Lecturer in Careers Guidance at University of the South Bank, London. Key achievements were: completing my MSc in Occupational and Organisational Psychology; developing a Diploma in Guidance.

1987 saw me starting work as a Careers Adviser at the University of East London. Key achievements were: obtaining a Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling and developing a careers guidance curriculum 'package' for higher education students. I also worked as a counsellor with young people in the voluntary sector.  Prior to that I worked for two years as a Careers Adviser for Hampshire County Council having completed a Diploma in Careers Guidance in 1984.

Research Degree Supervision

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Research Expertise and Interests

  • existential counselling
  • student/tutor alliance
  • psychotherapy
  • counselling relationship
  • existential therapy

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occupational qualification Social Sciences
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Counseling Medicine & Life Sciences
Students Medicine & Life Sciences
interview Social Sciences
tutor Social Sciences
educational program Social Sciences

Research Output 1997 2016

Open Access
Passion
Human Condition
World View
Philosophy
Qualitative Study

Key Concepts in Counselling and Psychotherapy: A critical A-Z Guide to theory

Smith, V., Collard, P., Nicolson, P. & Bayne, R., May 2012, 344 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

3 Citations (Scopus)
Counseling
Students
Learning
Psychology
Clinical Psychology
occupational qualification
further education
qualification
interview
tutor

Activities 2011 2016

  • 3 Oral presentation
  • 1 PhD Examination