Dr. Phil Eva

School of Health and Society

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Contact Details

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Current positions

Lecturer in Counselling & Psychotherapy


Phil joined the University of Salford in 2016 as a Lecturer in Counselling and Psychotherapy, having begun his training here with a Certificate in Counselling Skills in 2004. Phil completed a first degree in Combined Studies, and a Ph.D. in social and cultural history, both at the University of Manchester. He worked as a tutor and as a support / guidance worker for mature students for a number of years, at the University of Manchester and with the Open University, before retraining as a Counsellor, completing a Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling at the University of Abertay Dundee (2007). He has worked in a range of counselling roles including 10 years as a student counsellor in Higher and Further Education, Local Authority Employee Assistance Projects, and in the charitable/voluntary sector.

At Salford Phil was Programme Leader for the BSc (Hons) Counselling & Psychotherapy: Professional Practice from 2017-2020 and is currently an Admissions Tutor for the course. He teaches across the degree course and is Module Leader for the 3rd Year Counselling & Mental Health module. He has supervised a number of MSc students to complete their research dissertations.


Module Leader
  • Counselling and Mental Health
Tutor/Group Supervisor
  • Professional Practice Placement
  • Personal & Professional Development 2
  • Preparation for Counselling & Psychotherapy Practice

Research Interests

  • Counselling for long term health conditions
  • Pluralistic¬†perspectives on counselling and psychotherapy
  • Personal/emotional challenges of academic study

Qualifications and Memberships


  • BSc (Hons) Combined Studies (History and Literature) University of Manchester 1987
  • PhD in History (Popular Song in the Victorian City) University of Manchester 1996
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling, University of Abertay Dundee, 2007


  • Accredited Member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
  • UKRCP Registered Counsellor & Psychotherapist
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy