Doreen Fleet

Job Title and Responsibilities

Senior Lecturer

Joint award leader for the Profession Diploma/Post graduate Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling

About Me

I obtained my honours degree in Psychology in 1998 and then began my counselling training which has continued to the present day.  This training includes a variety of qualifications related to counselling and counselling supervision.    My counselling experience involved me working in the voluntary sector with two agencies, one focusing on the field of abuse, the other on bereavement and loss.  In 2006, I established myself as an independent practitioner (BACP accredited) offering both counselling and counselling supervision which involved a shift to more generic client work.  In terms of my teaching experience, in the past I have taught in the Further Education sector and moving to teaching in Higher Education in 2006.  I find counselling and teaching to be extremely rewarding but I am also aware that it can be challenging, so I appreciate the value of self-care and continue to practice Aikido which helps me enormously in that respect.


MA Counselling - Distinction (Chester University) - January 2011

Postgraduate Certificate in Education

Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling Supervision

Diploma in Counselling

Certificate in Counselling

Certificate in Bereavement Counselling

BA (Hons) Psychology

Professional Memberships and Activities

BACP Accredited (Member since 2001)
BPS –Graduate Status Member


Counselling and supervision working from a Person-centred/integrative perspective

Research Interests

My MA research dissertation is on counsellors' perceptions of client progression when working with clients who intentionally self-harm and the impact on the therapist.
I am also interested in the concept of Relational Depth and intend to continue my research in this area.

Current Teaching

I currently teach on the Professional/Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling, the University Certificate in Counselling and some guest teaching on the Introduction to Counselling on the Undergraduate Degree Courses.


Doreen Fleet
School of Psychology, Sport & Exercise (P/G, Partnerships & Distance Learning in Psychology)
Faculty of Health Sciences
Staffordshire University
Science Centre
Leek Road
t: +44 (0)1792 292336