Authors

Simon du Plock

Simon du Plock

Professor Simon du Plock is Faculty Head for Post-Qualification and Professional Doctorates at the Metanoia Institute, London, UK where he directs counselling psychology and psychotherapy research doctorates jointly with Middlesex University. He is a Chartered…

Stephen Williams

Stephen Williams

Stephen Williams is a graduate psychologist, registered mental health nurse, a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and has a postgraduate qualification in higher education practice. He has been a lecturer-practitioner in mental health nursing at the University of…

Jonathan Gadsby

Jonathan Gadsby

Jonathan Gadsby qualified as a mental health nurse in Bristol in 2001. He did a Masters in the philosophy and ethics of mental health at the University of Warwick and a PhD at Birmingham City University, under the direction of Mervyn Morris and Marius Romme. He now…

Pete Bull

Pete Bull

Pete Bull spent six months as a day hospital outpatient in South London in 1997 when he was 18, attended several universities, dropped out, had more than 40 jobs and travelled through Australia before qualifying as an existential counsellor and psychotherapist in…

Philip Teasdale

Philip Teasdale

Philip Teasdale is a pseudonym. He is a therapist, clinical supervisor, trainer and, most importantly, adoptive parent. He qualified as a person-centred counsellor in 2009, having retrained following a successful career in research and business. He has worked in…

Jude Boyles

Jude Boyles

Jude Boyles is a BACP senior accredited psychological therapist and feminist activist. She has been practising for the last 24 years. Before qualifying in 1994, Jude worked in the women’s movement, in a Rape Crisis centre and in Women’s Aid refuges for women fleeing…

Helen Leigh-Phippard

Helen Leigh-Phippard

Helen Leigh-Phippard has a PhD in international relations and was a university lecturer until she developed mental health problems in the late 1990s and was diagnosed with psychotic depression. In late 2004, she joined Brighton & Hove Mind’s LiVE (Listening to the…

Sam Taylor

Sam Taylor

Sam Taylor is co-founder and Director of Veritas-Justice, an independent stalking advocacy service. In 2011 Sam gave evidence and was instrumental in the stalking law reform campaign, having experienced four years of stalking by her former partner. This landmark…

Barbara Williams and Heather Danae Williams

Barbara Williams and Heather Danae Williams

Barbara and Heather Williams are mother and daughter; they wrote this book together. Barbara has a background in psychotherapy, play therapy, teaching and social work. Heather grew up with person-centered parents and went to a student-centered school. Her background…

Katie McArthur

Katie McArthur

Katie McArthur is a humanistic counsellor, supervisor, researcher and writer working with young people and adults in Glasgow. She has been an advocate of school-based humanistic counselling for several years, and works to promote research and evaluation among…