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School of Health and Society

Parveen Marrington-Mir

Lecturer in Counselling


I have 21 years experience working as a counsellor/psychotherapist within Education, NHS and the Private Sector. I have been teaching in Further and Higher Education since 1989 and have worked at The University of Salford since 2003.


I am programme leader/module leader/admissions tutor for the Graduate Certificate in Counselling Skills programme and teach a signficant amount of the programme's content. Additionally I am module leader for the Professional Counselling & Psychotherapy module within the BSc in Counselling & Psychotherapy: Professional Practice degree. I teach a skills group on this module that prepares students for work as a trainee counsellor in a counselling setting. I have a Personal tutor role and am a clinical supervisor for students who working in professional practice.

Research Interests

My research interest is in the area of race inequality and I have presented papers internationally with colleagues from Social Work and Nursing

Qualifications and Memberships

A British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) accredited counsellor


Marrington-Mir, P., & Rimmer, A., “Black and Minority Ethnic People and Mental Health in Britain: An Holistic approach”, Journal of Integrative Care 15 (6) Dec 2007, pp37-41

Marrington-Mir, P., & Rimmer, A.,“Black people and mental health in Britain: Social exclusion and a strategy for inclusion”, International Journal for Social Development, (2006), Vol 28: No 3