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Dr Deborah Lee

Programme Director Bsc Counselling

Programme Director

Counselling, psychotherapy and social justice

, 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