Lindsay Cooper is a practising counsellor and supervisor in private practice. He has been actively involved in the training of counsellors for several years.
In the counselling and psychotherapy field he is particularly interested in sexuality, shame, narcissism, solution-focused therapy and narrative. His teaching covers the whole range of undergraduate and postgraduate counselling programmes.
Lindsay was involved in the development of the MA Trauma Studies in collaboration with the School of Sociology and Social Policy and currently contributes to the Business School's MBA programme where he teaches Interpersonal Skills for Managers.
Lindsay is a qualified teacher and has 14 years experience of working in the further education sector. He is still actively involved in education for post-16 through his involvement in Open College Networks. He is chair of the Board of Trustees at AIM Awards.
Laura qualified with a BA in Arts Therapies and has an MA in Counselling Practice. She is currently a member of BACP. She has been practicing for 14 years, and currently runs a small private practice in Nottingham.
Specialist areas include eating disorders and addictions, and she continues to work within residential settings with clients who present with these issues.
Other work areas include training volunteers in the addictions field and external examining. She teaches on a part-time basis on our BA Humanistic Counselling Practice.
Hazel qualifed with a BA in Humanistic Counselling Practice, the course which she now teaches. She has since also studied for a Certificate in Creative and Expressive Arts Therapies and a TDF Diploma in Therapeutic Drumming and Rhythm Work. She has counselling experience working with children, young parents, homeless men and in private practice.
Much of her work has been in group facilitation; she began teaching Person-Centred Counselling in an FE college in 2007 and has taught on this programme since September 2010.
She also worked as the Programme Manager and Therapeutic Drumming Facilitator for the Therapeutic Drumming Foundation for two years. Hazel has particular interests in culture and society, having studied previously for a degree in Women's Studies and is keen to develop further her belief in the power of group work.
Laura is a registered and accredited member of the BACP with a BA in Person-Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy from Warwick University. Alongside teaching, she currently works at a residential addiction treatment centre and runs a small private practice.
Laura has an MSc in Psychology and her doctoral thesis in Social Psychology focuses on improving professionals' responses to survivors of domestic violence and abuse. She is a keen researcher and regularly presents her work at conferences and seminars. Laura is an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Katy Wakelin has an MA in Gestalt Psychotherapy and a Diploma in supervision. She is a member of UKCP and a supervising member of the Gestalt Psychotherapy Training Institute. She has been practising for 15 years in various settings including schools and primary practice with children, adults and couples. She currently has a private practice at home.
For many years she was an assistant editor on the British Gestalt Journal and her research interests include the effectiveness of therapy, embodiment and authenticity.