Professor Terry Hanley

Professor of Counselling Psychology

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Terry Hanley is the Associate Director of Research (impact) for the School of Environment, Education and Development and a Professor of Counselling Psychology within the Manchester Institute of Education. He regularly presents at national and international coferences and is an international academic advisor for the Masters programme in Counselling at the Moscow School of Economic and Social Sciences (Russia).

Terry has written widely about counselling psychology and was a long standing Editor of the British Psychological Society’s ‘Counselling Psychology Review’ (between 2009-2015). He is co-author of ‘An Introduction to Counselling and Psychotherapy Research’ (with William West and Clare Lennie) and co-edited ‘Adolescent Counselling Psychology: Theory, Research and Practice’ (with Neil Humphrey and Clare Lennie). More recently he has Edited the fourth edition of the Sage’s flagship textbook ‘The Sage Handbook of Counselling and Psychotherapy’ (with Colin Feltham and Laura Winter).

Terry is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society and the Higher Education Academy, and a HCPC registered practitioner psychologist (counselling). He volunteers with the Manchester branch of 'Freedom from Torture' where he provides psychological support to a football project running in partnership with FC United.

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Main Teaching Interests

  • The theory of humanistic and counselling psychology
  • Therapeutic integration (including pluralistic perspectives of therapy)
  • Training counsellors to appreciate and utilise research in their practice
  • Considering the interface between Education and Therapy (including therapeutic work with young people and young adults in educaitonal settings)
  • Integrating technology into counselling practice

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Student Theses

UoM administered thesis: Doctor of Counselling Psychology

UoM administered thesis: Doctor of Counselling Psychology

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