Dr Annie Huntington

Dr. Annie Huntington

Lecturer in Counselling

School of Community Health and Midwifery

Brook Building, BB218

+44 (0) 1772 89 5579

Dr Annie Huntington has worked as an academic, therapist and social worker for over 35 years.  At UCLan, Annie teaches on the Post Graduate Diploma in Psychotherapy.  She previously taught at the University of Salford and Otago Polytechnic, New Zealand.

Most recently, Annie worked as a psychotherapist in a therapeutic community for people in recovery from addiction to drugs and /or alcohol.  She has a small private therapy and supervision practice.

Full Profile

  • Ph.D. Social Work: University of Central Lancashire. 1995 -1999
  • M.Sc. Social Research Methods: University of Surrey 1994 -1995
  • B.A (Hons.) Social Work. (including Certificate of Qualification Social Work): Lancaster University 1985-1989
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education: University of Salford 2000 -2002
Other Relevant Qualifications and Training
  • 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
  • 1999. Oxford School of Psychodrama. Diploma in Psychodrama Psychotherapy
  • 1993-1994. University of Central Manchester. Certificate in Psychodynamic Approaches to Practice
  • 1993. The Victoria University of Manchester. Certificate of Education
  • 1988 – 1989. College of Adult Education. Lancaster. Certificate in Counselling. Level II
  • 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

External examiner

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

Membership of Professional Bodies

  • United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (Registered Psychotherapist)
  • United Kingdom General Social Care Council (Registered Social Worker)
  • HE Academy (Fellow)


  • 2016-present: Walter Lyon Trust, Lancaster


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. (2006) Integrating Service User and Carer Perspectives into Social Work Education: Developing an ‘e’ Skills Lab. Practice, 18 (2), 91-102.

Huntington, A. and Sudbery, J. (2005) Experiences of European Collaborative Teaching and Learning. Social Work Education, 24(3), 363-371.

Huntington, A. and Moss, B. (2004) Personal Development Planning: into a brave new world?  Social Work Education, 23(1), 51-62.

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.

Bannister, A. and Huntington, A. (2002) Warming Up: Introducing Action Methods and Work With Young People. In: Communicating with Children and Adolescents: Action for Change. (eds. A Bannister and A Huntington). Jessica Kingsley, London.

Huntington, A. (2002) Resisting Change: What Stops Us Acting For Children and Adolescents. In: Communicating with Children and Adolescents: Action for Change. (eds. A Bannister and A Huntington). Jessica Kingsley, London.

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