Dr. Phil Eva

School of Health and Society

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Contact Details

Mary Seacole 3.43

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Current positions

Lecturer in Counselling & Psychotherapy


I am a Lecturer in Counselling and Psychotherapy based in the School of Health & Society at the University of Salford. I have spent twenty years teaching and supporting students' academic and personal development in higher education, and over ten years working as a professionally qualified Counsellor. I have spent most of my working life between Greater Manchester and Scotland. Before counselling I trained as a historian; the connection between the two is an interest in how people tell stories that make sense of their lives, identities and relationships.


I am programme lead for the BSc Counselling & Psychotherapy: Professional Practice; module lead for Practice-based Reflection and Research; and teach, supervise and support students across all years of the degree course.

Teaching interests:

  • Pluralistic approaches
  • Reflective learning
  • Politics of counselling

Research Interests

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

Qualifications and Memberships


  • PhD, 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