Catherine Slade

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Catherine Slade BA with QTS, MA

Lecturer, Counselling


  • Module leader
  • Personal Tutor
  • Year Two Tutor

I have been a lecturer on the Counselling programme team within the School of Psychology and Counselling at UWTSD/Swansea Metropolitan University since 2012 and teach on the Joint Honours undergraduate programme and the blended learning modules within the Single Honours programme. I also teach counselling skills on the Certificate in Embedded Helping Skills.

I am registered member of the BACP and also a member of the Children and Young People division of the BACP.

  • Registered member of the BACP
  • Member of the Children and Young People division of the BACP

My current undergraduate teaching areas include discussing Current Themes in Counselling, introducing students to the core client issues that present within Counselling.

I am also a lecturer on the single honours programme, Counselling Skill and Interdisciplinary Studies, supporting students who are working on the blended learning modules. These modules are based online and students are provided with a variety of resources to enable distance learning about the theoretical concepts of counselling therapy.

I also teach on the Certificate in Embedded Helping skills programme. This programme supports students in developing their counselling skills.

I have an interest in exploring transition and change on the adolescent, examining the impact that moving to a new community or country during the early teenage years can have on the development of the young person.

I also have an interest in exploring online therapy, investigating the challenges of maintaining a therapeutic relationship as well as the ethics and legal issues involved when using internet-based Counselling techniques.

I am also interested in exploring the differences between professional and paraprofessional counselling volunteers and how they utilise counselling supervision.

I have worked as a professional counsellor since 2008 and have a private practice. I continue to work as a counsellor and supervisor within a charitable organisation.

I have experience working as a therapist with adults, children and young people and have also been employed as a school-based counsellor.

I have over 15 years of teaching experience, having worked initially as a primary school teacher before moving forward to support further education students, teaching social care and therapeutic counselling.