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Richard Davis


Room WE0.47, Centre for Lifelong Learning, Westwood Campus,

University of Warwick, CV4 7AL

Richard Davis is a senior teaching fellow in counselling and psychotherapy. He joined the team based in the Centre for Life Long Learning in November 2019 from the University of Central Lancashire where he was a senior lecturer with responsibility for the MA in Counselling/Psychotherapy programme as well as course leader for the Person Centred Experiential Counselling for Depression course (PCE-CfD). Throughout his years at UClan his responsibilities included being a facilitator on the BACP accredited person centred course in addition to module leadership roles in the integrative and psychodynamic components of the university’s undergraduate degree program, its clinical supervision courses and offering bespoke continuing professional development training courses based on his portfolio of experiences and interests.


Richards’s background began in social work before moving into FE education and student support and then into counselling / psychotherapy as senior counsellor at Coventry University for a number of years. As a UKCP registered integrative psychotherapist, having trained at the metanoia institute, he has a keen interest in the concept of plurality encompassing a humanistic / existential approach with commonalities within developmental perspectives and relational psychoanalysis. Therapeutic practice has been based in a variety of contexts, such as student services and private practice. He currently practices from a GP practice having a wide range of therapeutic experience with adults as well as being an experienced supervisor.


He is currently a committee member of UKAPI: the United Kingdom Association for Psychotherapy Integration.


Richard is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.


Recent Publications and activities.


Davis, R. (2016). Praxis, Perplexity and Perfection: students’ perspectives on the challenge of developing an integrative frame. Conference presentation: UKAPI Special Conference, London.


Davis, R. (2017). Reflections on Dualistic forms of subtle learning in counselling/psychotherapy training from the integrative perspective. British Journal of psychotherapy integration.


Chair Person: ‘Many Journeys’. UCLan Training Symposium. March 2018.


Chair Person: Stroud Change Conference: ‘What is it that leads to Change in Counselling / Psychotherapy?’ November, 2019.

Awards: ‘Post Graduate Lecturer of the Year’ Award (2016). Student-led, UCLan SU 8th Annual ‘Golden Roses’.

Awards: Finalist, ‘Educate North’ Teaching Excellence Awards.