Dr. Annie Huntington

Lecturer in Counselling

School of Community Health and Midwifery

Brook Building, BB218

+44 (0) 1772 89 5579

Dr Annie Huntington has been employed as a social worker, healthcare worker and educationalist in a diverse range of settings over the past 35 years. She is currently employed (part time) as a psychotherapist in a residential community (LHTC) for people in recovery from their addiction to drugs and/or alcohol and as a Lecturer (1 day per week) in Counselling. She took a career break (2011-2014) and went to live in Aotearoa New Zealand to care for her mother who had dementia. Whilst there she worked (part time) at Otago Polytechnic.  Prior to this she worked at UCLan and UCLan/ LHTC (2003 -2011) as well as the University of Salford (1999-2003). She has previously been involved in research and writing for publication (see below).  

Full Profile

  • 2016-2017.Certificate of Completion Somatic Trauma Therapy (Babette Rothschild).
  • 2016. Practice Educator (Social Work) I and II. Lancashire and Cumbria Education and Training Network.
  • 2010-2011. Centre for Supervision and Team Development. Certificate in Supervision.
  • 2000 -2002.  University of Salford. Post Graduate Diploma in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education.
  • 1995-1999. University of Central Lancashire. Ph.D. Social Work. 
  • 1994-1995. University of Surrey. M.Sc. Social Research Methods.
  • 1993-1994. University of Central Manchester. Certificate in Psychodynamic Approaches to Practice.
  • 1993. The Victoria University of Manchester. Certificate of Education.
  • 1990-1999. Oxford Psychodrama Group. Psychodrama Psychotherapist.
  • 1988 – 1989. College of Adult Education. Lancaster. Certificate in Counselling. Level II.
  • 1985-1989. University of Lancaster. B.A (Hons.) Social Work. (Certificate of Qualification Social Work).
  • 1981-1984. Princess Alexandra School of Nursing. London. Registered General Nurse.
Previous Research Funding
  • 2003- 2005. Huntington, A.; McLaughlin, H. and Shardlow, S. Evaluation of Childhood First .
  • 2002. Huntington, A.; Shardlow, S. and Sudbury, J. Evaluation of Keys Attachment Project.
  • 2001. Barnardo’s ‘Right Fit’ Project: Health Issues for Young People Accommodated by Local Authorities.                                                                      
  • 2001. Barnardo’s North West. ‘Best Value’ Audit.
  • 2000. University of Salford. Research Promotion Fund.
External Affiliations and Roles


  • 2016-present. Trustee Walter Lyon Trust, Lancaster

External examiner

  • 2016-present. External Examiner. Cork Counselling Centre. Cork. Eire.


Sudbery, J.; Shardlow, S. And Huntington, A. (2010) To Have and to Hold: Questions about a Therapeutic Service for Children. British Journal of Social Work, 40 (5), 1534-1552.

Huntington, A. (2004) Interactive Teaching and Learning: exploring and reflecting on our practices. In Enhancing Teaching in Higher Education: New Approaches to Improving Student Learning (eds. P Hartley, A Woods and M Pill). ILT/Kogan Page, London.

Huntington, A. and Sapey, B. (2002) Real Records, Virtual Clients. In: Caring Professions and New Information Technologies. (eds. Elizabeth Harlow and Stephen Webb). Jessica Kingsley, London.

Bannister, A. and Huntington, A. (eds.) (2002) Communicating with Children and Adolescents: Action for Change. Jessica Kingsley, London.