Counselling, Psychotherapy and Applied Social Sciences

Since its inception in 2000, Counselling and Psychotherapy has emerged as a premier institution in Scotland for postgraduate education, training, and research in Counselling Studies.

Our Research

ECRED are an interdisciplinary group of dementia researchers, people with dementia, dementia practitioners and representatives from a range of dementia organisations who are interested in exploring and developing theories, methods and impact around the experience of living with dementia.

CCRI fosters innovative qualitative research that places the relational at its heart. Key to the vision for the Centre is that it develop the ‘creative-relational’ as a dynamic conceptual frame for vibrant, incisive research.

A Public Inconvenience

Art is Everywhere


Counselling People with Dementia

Dance for Dementia

Drugs Research Network for Scotland

‘He kept me safe’: a performance on intimate partner violence



Nigeria-Scotland Arts Exchange

PATHS Research Group

Public Health, Humanities and Magical Realism

REALITIES in Health Disparities

Showing the Way

Stories of Empowerment

Suicide in/as Politics

Suicide Cultures: Reimagining Suicide Research

The ECREDibles

The ‘New Dementia’: Widening Choices for People with Dementia

The Smarties

Thistledown Project

Our Programmes

The discipline has played a pivotal role in advancing counselling as a professional endeavor, whilst also developing a robust research programme to help shape the future of counselling practice. We have a longstanding commitment to original empirical and theoretical research that engages critically with the practices of counselling and psychotherapy, and we are especially keen to encourage research concerned with the interface between counselling, psychotherapy and social, cultural and political life, and research that draws directly on practitioners’ own therapeutic work.   

Our postgraduate taught programmes are based on a dialogue between the person-centred approach, located within the humanistic tradition, and psychodynamic perspectives, located within the psychoanalytic tradition.

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