Richard Davis

Richard Davis

Senior Lecturer and Course Leadership: Msc in Counselling/Psychotherapy

School of Community Health and Midwifery

Harrington Building, HA253

+44 (0) 1772 89 3403

Richard is Course Leader for the Post Graduate Diploma and MSc in Counselling & Psychotherapy in addition to being a Course Tutor on the Post Gradate Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy. He teaches on the Psychoanalytic modules for the BA single honours in Counselling/Psychotherapy.

Full Profile

Richard has worked as a counsellor/psychotherapist since 1995 in a number of settings and in private practice, providing therapy, training and clinical supervision. A UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy) registered Integrative Psychotherapist, he is also IAPT accredited in ‘Counselling for Depression’.

In 2004 Richard joined UCLan as a Senior Lecturer and am Course Team Leader for the MSc in Counselling/Psychotherapy as well as being a core tutor on the Post-Graduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling/Psychotherapy.

He teaches on a range of modules on the single and combined honours courses incorporating psychoanalytic and integrative studies.


Msc in Integrative Psychotherapy
Play Therapy United Kingdom (PTUK) Approved Clinical Supervisor
BA Humanities (University of Wales)
Diploma in Counselling (University of Warwick)
Diploma in Psychotherapy (Metanoia Institute)
Integrative Psychotherapy (Middlesex University)


Richard published a paper on teaching in higher education entitled ‘Reflections on dualistic forms of Subtle Learning in counselling/psychotherapy training from an integrative perspective’ in the British journal of Psychotherapy Integration (2017).


A member of UCLan Students’ Union Teaching Awards, 2011-2012: ‘Best Course Team’ for Teaching & Learning.
Golden Rose Teaching Award for Post Graduate Support, 2017


  • Integrative Approaches to Fragile Process
  • Child development perspectives on counselling/psychotherapy
  • Contact, Perception and Self-Regulation in the Therapeutic Relationship
  • Practice–Based Evidence


  • United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy Registered Fellow, Higher Education Academy
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Accredited IAPT PCE-Cfd supervisor.


Following a student-based qualitative project into ‘What works well in teaching in HE’, Richard presented these research findings at the (UKAPI) UK Association of Psychotherapy Integration’s Special Conference in 2017 entitled: ‘Praxis, Perplexity and Perfection: students’ perspectives on the challenge of developing an integrative frame’