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Sheila Haugh




Sheila Haugh

MSc in Contemporary Person-Centred Psychotherapy and Application

Primary Tutor

Email: sheila.haugh@metanoia.ac.uk

Tel: 020 8579 2505



I have worked as a counsellor/therapist, supervisor for nearly 30 years. This has been in a number of settings, including the drugs and alcohol field; working with victims/survivors of domestic abuse and working with dying and bereaved people. I have maintained a private practice for most of this time as well as working in organisational settings such as Psychological Services in the North East of England. I have worked as a senior lecturer in counselling and psychotherapy (Leeds Metropolitan University [now Leeds Beckett]), including programme leader for both the MA in Client-Centred Psychotherapy and MA Psychological Therapies. My work at the University included the role of Research Ethics Co-ordinator for Centre for Psychological Studies, a member of the Faculty Faculty Research Capability Team and committee member for research ethics in psychotherapy and counselling and research in the areas of childhood, education and sport.


A previous board member of the World Association for Person Centered (sic) and Experiential Psychotherapy, I was also long term Co-ordinator (Chair) of the British Association for the Person Centred Approach where I received an Honourary Membership, in recognition of my services to the Association and the person-centred approach in Great Britain. I have been a facilitator on a number of national and international person-centred encounter groups and meetings and presented at the Czech and Slovak Person-Centred Institutes’ international annual meetings.


Currently, alongside my work at Metanoia, working on the MSc Contemporary Person-Centred Psychotheray and Applications, I also maintain a private practice of supervision, therapy, coaching and training in Prague where I am now based. I am an Associate Lecturer at the Prague College of Psychosocial Studies


As perhaps can be assumed, from the above, my work has always been underpinned by the work of Carl Rogers, and those who have further developed his theory and practice. Whilst I have studied a number of other approaches, to a greater or lesser extent, it is the philosophy and values of the person-centred approach that guides and informs all my work.



Institute Roles (as applicable)

  •  Primary Tutor


Selected Publications

  • Haugh, S. (2016), The White Therapist: Privilege and Power. In Lago, C. & Charura, D. (2016) (eds.) The Person Centred Counselling & Psychotherapy Handbook. Berkshire: Open University Press
  • Haugh, S. (2015), ‘Client-Centred Approach to Trauma’. The Psychotherapist’ (UKCP) Special Edition. Working with trauma; Perspectives and Themes in Contemporary Practice.Issue 59. Spring 2015
  • Haugh, S. (2014) ‘Kindness, Concern and Love’. In Person Centred Quarterly, May 2014. pp 2-4
  • Haugh, S. (2011) A Person-Centred Approach to Loss and Bereavement. In Tolan, J & Wilkins, P (eds.) Client Issues in Counselling and Psychotherapy, Sage Publications.
  • Haugh, S. (2009), ‘Lets Hear it For the Core Model’. Journal of Critical Psychology, Counselling and Psychotherapy. Autumn, Vol 9, No 3. pp 128 – 132.
  • Ellingham, I. and Haugh, S. (2016) Perspectives and Themes in Person-Centred Theory and Practice. In Lago, C. & Charura, D. (2015) (eds.) The Person Centred Counselling & Psychotherapy Handbook. Berkshire: Open University Press
  • Paul, S. and Haugh, S. (2008) The Therapeutic Relationship: background and Context. In Haugh, S. and Paul, S. (eds.) The Therapeutic Relationship: Perspectives and Themes. Ross-on-Wye: PCCS Books.
  • Paul, S. and Haugh, S. (2008) The Relationship not the Therapy? What the research tells us. In Haugh and Paul (2008) The Therapeutic Relationship: Perspectives and Themes. Ross-on-Wye: PCCS Books.
  • Lago, C. and Haugh, S. (2006) White Counsellor Racial Identity: The Unacknowledged, Unknown, Unaware Aspect of Self in Relationship. In Malcolm, B., Proctor, G., Cooper, M., and Sanders, P. (eds.) (2006) Politicising the Person-Centred Approach: Agenda for Social Change. Ross-on-Wye: PCCS Books


Research Publications:

  •  Haugh, S., Karban, .K., Newell, C., Walker, B. & Wright, N. (2009) Evaluation of Women’s Health Matters. Listening Ear and BARCA-Leeds Reaching Out Counselling Services. Funded research project.
  • Haugh, S., McFarlane, K. & Sherwin, S. (2011) Investigation into the Impact of Reflective Learning Opportunities on Students’ Clinical Practice. Funded research project: Northern School of Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy and NHS.