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Katy Wakelin

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Social Sciences

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Biography

Katy is a UKCP registered Gestalt Psychotherapist and supervisor who works in private practice as well as teaching on the BA in Counselling. Her interests include how to assess the effectiveness of therapy, comparing different modalities and authenticity.

Expertise Summary

Gestalt psychotherapy, humanistic approaches to therapy.

Teaching Summary

Research methods in counselling and psychotherapy.

Humanistic approaches to counselling and psychotherapy.

Research Summary

The experience of university students with shame in higher education settings, both undergraduate and post-graduate students. This is on-going research with Dr. Belinda Harris considering both the… read more

Recent Publications

  • KATY WAKELIN, 2016. Strategic research: using CORE to establish an evidence base. In: JAN ROUBAL, ed., Towards a research tradition in gestalt therapy Cambridge Scholars.
  • KATY WAKELIN, 2016. Why would anyone want to be a therapist? British Gestalt Journal. 24(2),
  • KATY WAKELIN, 2011. The UK gestalt psychotherapy CORE research project: the findings British Gestalt Journal. 22(1),
  • KATY WAKELIN, 2005. On being a mother British Gestalt Journal. 24(2),

Current Research

The experience of university students with shame in higher education settings, both undergraduate and post-graduate students. This is on-going research with Dr. Belinda Harris considering both the student experience and how to create a low-shame learning environment for students.

I am also working on the role of authenticity in humanistic therapies.

Past Research

Efficacy of Gestalt therapy using CORE approach.

Future Research

A feminist critique of the concept of autonomy in humanistic therapies.

  • KATY WAKELIN, 2016. Strategic research: using CORE to establish an evidence base. In: JAN ROUBAL, ed., Towards a research tradition in gestalt therapy Cambridge Scholars.
  • KATY WAKELIN, 2016. Why would anyone want to be a therapist? British Gestalt Journal. 24(2),
  • KATY WAKELIN, 2011. The UK gestalt psychotherapy CORE research project: the findings British Gestalt Journal. 22(1),
  • KATY WAKELIN, 2005. On being a mother British Gestalt Journal. 24(2),

School of Education

University of Nottingham
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Nottingham, NG8 1BB

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