Teaching Fellow, Counselling and Psychotherapy
Natasha Rae-Dean teaches across the Counselling and Psychotherapy courses at the University of Warwick. Natasha completed a MSc in Psychology and began working as a Research Assistant exploring studies around emotional intelligence and coping strategies. Following this, she worked as a speech and language therapy assistant for people suffering from dysphasia and dysphagia. Natasha decided then to move across to the counselling and psychotherapy world, training and working as a Humanistic Counsellor (MBACP), training initially in a classical person-centred way, developing strands of both existential and creative ways of working post-qualification. Natasha worked in bereavement and trauma services for a number of years, as well as providing training in bereavement to other healthcare professionals in NHS settings. Following this, she set up a private practice and further trained as a Relational Supervisor with an emphasis on the developmental and transformational process of the counsellor, integrating this into her work. Alongside this, Natasha developed her interest in training professionals and moved across to teaching on a more permanent basis. Over the years, she has taught at several Universities across the UK on both Undergraduate, Masters and PG Diploma courses as well as working as a CPCAB Diploma tutor for an further education training centre.
Presently, Natasha works two days a week across the Undergraduate courses at the University of Warwick, still with a keen interest in research. She continues to work clinically alongside her teaching roles, both with clients as well as supervising other counsellors at various organisations across Worcestershire and Gloucestershire.