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Andy Pendle

Senior Lecturer

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I am a Senior Lecturer in counselling and mental health, a practicing counsellor and coach. I came into counselling from a background in theatre and professional performance. I continue to be fascinated by how the areas of theatre practice and the talking therapies align with one another through a shared focus on introspective personal and professional development. Since 2013 I have been active in the field of coaching (executive, leadership, developmental etc.)


I teach on both the BA in Counselling and Mental Health and the Postgraduate Diploma in Humanistic Counselling. I love the combination of theoretical knowledge, personal development and experiential investigation that the subject area of counselling engenders. These elements of the subject combine to create exciting learning partnerships with our students.

Counselling and Mental Health BA (Hons), Module Director:

  • Humanistic Theories
  • Theory and Practice of Coaching
  • The Ethical & Reflective Professional
  • Critical Practice 1

Postgraduate Diploma in Humanistic Counselling:

  • Humanistic Counselling Theory 1 & 2
  • Personal & Professional Development 1 & 2
  • Counselling Skills & Reflective Practice 1 & 2


I am currently completing a PhD in the construction, composition and performance of coaches identities.

Professional Activities

I am an accredited member of the BACP and also a member of the association's Coaching division.




Coaching in a non-clinical setting with coachees who access mental health services (with Dr Nick Rowe & David Britten) International Journal of Evidence-Based Coaching and Mentoring. 15 (1). February 2017.

Pluralistic coaching? An exploration of the potential for a pluralistic approach to coaching. International Journal of Evidence Based Coaching and Mentoring. June 2015

Snezna (Case Study). Journal of Association of Integrative Coach-Therapists in Practice. (with G.Barrett, A. Corbally & S. Elvidge, Feb 2015

Beyond Dramatic Truth: theatre within the therapeutic encounter. Research in Drama in Education, (with Dr Nick Rowe), 2010

The Skilled Helper Model and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance in Wosket, V. Egan’s Skilled Helper Model Hove: Routledge, 2006