Keith Walmsley-Smith

Job Title and Responsibilities

Lecturer in Counselling and Psychology.

Award and module leader for BSc Psychology and Counselling.

About Me

I first graduated in Psychology in 1982 at Leeds University. My career path has included residential social work with adolescents, Mental Health advocacy work, and a range of counselling and therapeutic work with families and individuals. I have also held a number of managerial positions in social and health services. Oh, and I make a part-time living from writing and performing music as a singer-songwriter and frontman for rock n’ roll bands.


  • BSc Psychology

  • MSc Counselling Psychology

  • Diploma in applied Social Studies (CQSW)


Professional Memberships and Activities

  • Member of the British association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)


As a therapist, I work with adolescents (as a school counsellor), and with adults in private practice. I have considerable experience of working with survivors of child sexual abuse. My therapeutic approach is integrative, using Personal Construct Psychotherapy as my orienting framework. I facilitate a number of personal development groups, and have a particular interest in Group Analysis.

Research Interests

I am interested in what motivates people to train in therapeutic work, and how the training process impacts upon them and their relationships.

Current Teaching

I teach across a wide spectrum of courses, all involving counselling approaches to psychology including:

  • BSc Psychology and Counselling degree

  • The University Certificate in Counselling

  • The Professional Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling


Keith E. Walmsley-Smith
School of Psychology, Sport and Exercise (P/G, Partnerships & Distance Learning in Psychology)
Faculty of Health Sciences
Staffordshire University
Science Centre
Leek Road
t: +44 (0)1782 295851