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Wendy Lejeune BA (Hons), MSc, PgDip Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy, PgCLTHE, FHEA, MBACP

Senior Lecturer


Summary

I am a professionally trained integrative counsellor and psychotherapist and I teach on the counselling and education modules of the Course. My main professional interests are: mental health and wellbeing; trauma; domestic and sexual abuse and attachment.

About

I began my career as a civil servant, working across several government departments, including the Department of Education, in London, Newcastle and Sheffield. I left to retrain as a counsellor and psychotherapist and have practised in a variety of therapeutic settings including: NHS; domestic and sexual abuse agencies; schools and private practice.

As an integrative counsellor and psychotherapist, I am informed by Person Centred, Attachment Theory and CBT modalities to inform my practice. I bring my practical counselling experience to inform and enrich my teaching of the subject.

My main research interests are: critical approaches to counselling and psychotherapy; connections between attachment, change and loss in education, and developing ideas around the concept and purpose of a university in relation to mental health and wellbeing.

I am an Academic Adviser and dissertation supervisor.

I have held a variety of roles, including: Head of Year (L5) for the Course, and External Examiner for the University of Worcester.

I am a Member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and on their Register which is accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Teaching

Sheffield Institute of Education

Social Sciences and Arts

Subject Area

Education with Psychology and Counselling

Courses

BA (Hons) Education with Psychology and Counselling.

Modules

- Foundations of Counselling
- Counselling Skills for Professional Practice
- Counselling Children and Young People
- Therapeutic Approaches for Mental Health and Wellbeing
- Integrating Theory and Practice I & II
- Research Project

Research

Explorations of the concept of the university in relation to its role in understanding and supporting student mental health and wellbeing.

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