Why study Counselling with us?

In the first video, Heather Churchill, Head of Counselling Training, discusses how Waverley Abbey College is unique and how we are different from other training providers. She also reflects on why now, more than ever, might be the right time for you to study and equip yourself for helping others.

This is followed by a video from Dr Owen Ashley, who talks about how the Counselling programme can equip you to become a professional counsellor through our unique undergraduate or postgraduate training, and outlines pathways to support on your academic journey.

Heather Churchill has many years of experience as a trainer, counsellor/psychotherapist and a supervisor. She has co-authored two books and published articles, a number of which have appeared in the Accord journal of the Association of Christian Counsellors. In her private clinical practice, Heather specialises in counselling adults who have experienced abuse in childhood. She is currently conducting a reflexive audit on the work she has undertaken in developing Higher Education counselling training within a Christian paradigm at doctoral level.

Dr Owen Ashley worked as a counsellor in general medical practice for many years where he also ran stress management and assertiveness training groups. With more than 30 years’ experience, Owen runs his own counselling and supervision private practice.  Stress management and Christian theology/spirituality are particular areas of clinical interest and experience.