Counselling, Coaching & Mentoring Research

Research in counselling, coaching and mentoring covers a range of areas including domestic violence, loss and bereavement, coaching, and counselling for depression.

The School houses the Counselling and Mental Health Clinic (CMHC), which offers high quality, low cost counselling services to the community and operates as a research hub for the School's staff and students.

Research Ethics

All our research is underpinned by a commitment to ethical practice.  Information on research ethics can be found on the research webpages.

Staff Research

David Britten

The role of metaphor, with a particular focus on the relationship between metaphor and embodiment; coaching practice and supervision.

Lynne Gabriel

Interpersonal and domestic violence; research, practice and professional ethics and decision-making; loss and bereavement; counselling for depression (CfD) PRaCTICED trial, comparing CfD and cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT).

Trish Hobman

Supervision in the counselling professions; supervision for experienced counsellors; counselling for depression; research experience and interest in narrative inquiry approaches; the PRaCTICED counselling for depression trial.

Lynne Lacock

Counselling for depression; the PRaCTICED counselling for depression trial.

Andy Pendle

Coaching: the construction, configuration and performance of coaches’ professional identities; the impact of coaching on people accessing mental health services.

Gary Shepherd

Working with groups using psychoanalytical viewpoints; psycheducation and anger management.

Current Research Students

Sharon Cox

Everybody tells a story: a heuristic, grounded theory exploration of the impact of working with eating disordered clients on the counsellor’s embodied subjectivity (PhD; supervisors: Lynne Gabriel, Hazel James, Chris Boyes)

France George

The assessment of posture management in children with cerebral palsy (PhD; supervisors: Lynne Gabriel, Charikleai Sinani, Alex Benham, David Sugden)

Mark Robson

Relationship between internal coaches and their organisation (PhD; supervisors: George Boak, Lynne Gabriel)

Jon Thompson

Evaluation of the decision-making process between clinicians and patients in a musculoskeletal physiotherapy practice and its impact on outcome (PhD; supervisors: Lynne Gabriel, Sam Yoward, Pam Dawson)


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