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Dr Deborah Lee

Programme Director Bsc Counselling

Counselling, psychotherapy and social justice

, Department of Professional Psychology, School of Psychology

Dr Deborah A. Lee is Programme Director for the BSc Counselling, leading the degree course, and line managing BSc Counselling staff.

Dr Lee is a UKCP-Registered person-centred psychotherapist, and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA), with current research interests in teaching, learning and assessing in counselling and psychotherapy. With Pete Sanders, she co-authored the new 4th edition of Step in to Study Counselling and Psychotherapy: A student's guide to tackling training and course assignments, PCCS Books, 2022 .

Areas Of Interest

  • Person-centred counselling and psychotherapy
  • Socio-political psychotherapy and counselling
  • Psychotherapy and counselling education and training, teaching, learning and assessment
  • 'Survivors' of sexual violence training as psychotherapists and counsellors 
  • #MeToo 
  • Arts-based approaches to person-centred client and therapist case studies (poetry, plays, collage, fiction) 
  • The politics of writing the self, auto/biography, auto-ethnography, memoir, creative non-fiction, heuristic research 
  • Ethical collaborative contracting with clients taking part in case studies