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Kate Hicks

Lecturer in Psychology

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Kate gained her Degree in Counselling Psychology (BSc) at the University of Chichester. She is now a Counselling Psychologist in training working towards her professional doctorate, specialising in Existential psychotherapy, which focuses on exploring meaning and purpose in life. She is a Lecturer in Psychology, teaching on a number of modules across the degree programmes and levels.

Prior to joining us, Kate has gained over 30 years of professional experience from her senior corporate leadership roles across HR, project management, retail operations, and commercial functions.




Kate is a member of the British Psychological Society and Division of Counselling Psychology (DCoP), and a registered member of the UPCA (Universities Psychotherapy and Counselling Association).




Kate’s doctoral research is focused on experiences of expressing difficult emotions in therapy, through using client-led embodied metaphors and sensory language. Her broader research interests include exploring integrative approaches to personalising therapy after trauma, and alternative interventions facilitating emotional expression.


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Alex Rawlinson
Psychology Laboratory Technician
Alison Hounsome
Programme Administrator
Benjamin Sharpe
Dr Benjamin T. Sharpe
Lecturer in Cognitive Psychology, Programme Coordinator for the BSc Criminology and Forensic Psychology, and Academic Board Member

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