Authors

Beverley Costa

Beverley Costa

Dr Beverley Costa grew up in East London in a family with three languages and two religions and cultural practices. After training as a counsellor, psychotherapist and group psychodramatist, she set up Mothertongue, a multi-ethnic counselling service, to meet a gap she observed in services for multilingual clients. In 2009 she…
All-Party Parliamentary Group for Prescribed Drug Dependence

All-Party Parliamentary Group for Prescribed Drug Dependence

This guidance was facilitated by the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Prescribed Drug Dependence by bringing together the main professional bodies representing psychological therapists in the UK with key academics and professionals. The aim of the guidance is to support therapists in deepening their knowledge and reflection on working with…
Emma Palmer

Emma Palmer

Emma Palmer is a BACP-accredited counsellor, relational body psychotherapist, facilitator, supervisor and ecopsychologist, and a Buddhist since 1995. She was previously a steering group member of Psychotherapists and Counsellors for Social Responsibility (PCSR) and editor of its Transformations journal. She has worked extensively as an educator, including teaching postgraduate international development…
Deborah A Lee

Deborah A Lee

Deborah A Lee is a senior lecturer in sociology at Nottingham Trent University and a person-centred psychotherapist. Her current research interests include arts-based approaches to psychotherapy case studies, critical psychopathology, psychotherapy training, therapists and creativity, public psychotherapy, and auto/biographical explorations of sexual violence and its aftermath. She was previously…
Rachel Freeth

Rachel Freeth

Rachel Freeth has worked as a general adult psychiatrist in the NHS for almost 25 years and also trained as a person-centred counsellor in the late 1990s. For many years she has been drawing on her two professional backgrounds to deliver training on psychiatry and mental health and has written many…
Joan Shohet

Joan Shohet

Joan Shohet has been supervising since 1972 and co-founded the Centre for Supervision and Team Development (www.cstdlondon.co.uk) in 1979. She now works as a trainer, supervisor, psychotherapist and mediator.  Her passion is in enabling people to find the work they love and love the work they do.  …
Robin Shohet

Robin Shohet

Robin Shohet has been supervising and training supervisors since 1976 and has published widely in the field, including co-authoring Supervision in the Helping Professions and editing Passionate Supervision and Supervision as Transformation. In addition to teaching supervision, he works with Appreciative Inquiry as part of a commitment to wanting to see…
Robin and Joan Shohet

Robin and Joan Shohet

Robin Shohet has been supervising and training supervisors since 1976 and has published widely in the field, including co-authoring Supervision in the Helping Professions and editing Passionate Supervision and Supervision as Transformation. In addition to teaching supervision, he works with Appreciative Inquiry as part of a commitment to wanting to see…
Harry Gijbels

Harry Gijbels

Harry Gijbels is a retired mental health nurse and academic with over 40 years of experience in challenging mental health practices and education. He continues to be actively engaged in this work, for example with the Hearing Voices Network Ireland. Harry, along with his fellow editor Lydia Sapouna, played a key…
Lydia Sapouna

Lydia Sapouna

Lydia Sapouna is a Lecturer in the School of Applied Social Studies, University College Cork, Ireland. Her teaching, research and community contributions are primarily in the area of critical mental health, education and practice. She is very interested in the politics of mental health and the role of social activism…