British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy

   
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Research Department staff  




Angela Couchman

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Angela Couchman is the BACP Research Manager and her role involves the day-to-day management of Research Department activities and services. This includes providing support to the Head of Research and the Research Committee; running the research helpdesk, taking enquiries on all aspects of research; overseeing the development of the online research directory and managing the various peer review processes connected with research publications and conference material.

Angela organises the academic programme for the Research Conference, producing the timetable, abstracts booklet and all related materials. In addition, she assists in the production and promotion of research publications and supports the Editor of CPR. She also administers the research arm of the 'BACP Counselling and Psychotherapy Awards', the annual scheme to recognise achievement in counselling and psychotherapy research. As the Research Manager, Angela is committed to encouraging and supporting research activity amongst members, whilst being a resource for information for both members and non-members alike.

Contact: 01455 883318 or angela.couchman@bacp.co.uk

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Stella Nichols

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Stella is the Office Administrator in the Research Department and amongst her varied duties she provides the team with secretarial and admin support and is responsible for organising meetings, travel and accommodation and takes minutes.

Stella works closely with Charlie Duncan (Research Fellow) on maintaining the Research Network and she monitors the enquiries and is currently helping with an audit of the enquiry service. Stella assists with the maintenance and dissemination of the research webpages and resource information databases. She also works on the development of the dissertation database and liaises with contributors; Stella assists with the administration and preparation of the Annual Research Conference programme and offers support at events.

Contact: 01455 883372 or stella.nichols@bacp.co.uk

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Jo Pybis

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Jo Pybis is the Research Facilitator. Her role is to undertake research, positively promote research awareness and facilitate research into counselling and psychotherapy. Jo's background is as a PhD student in developmental and health psychology, which she completed in November 2011. Alongside this Jo has completed a Masters in Psychological Research Methods providing her with excellent research skills and knowledge for this role. Jo has worked as a volunteer with adults suffering from depression and anxiety in a health psychology service; with children with learning and physical difficulties and with people suffering with all manner of eating disorders. Each of these experiences has aided her knowledge and awareness of the need for quality research in counselling and psychotherapy. Jo is passionate about bridging the gap between research and practice and believes research into counselling and psychotherapy ought to be conducted with the aim of creating a strong evidence base in order to inform practice. In her role Jo aims to be a key figure in supporting, encouraging and promoting research into counselling and psychotherapy.

Contact: please email jo.pybis@bacp.co.uk where Rahul who is providing maternity cover for Jo will pick up your email and respond accordingly.

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Charlie Jackson

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Charlie Jackson joined the Research Department as BACP's Research Officer in May 2013. Her role includes working closely with the Research Facilitator to undertake and facilitate research into counselling and psychotherapy, research administration, project management and assisting the Research Manager in organising the Annual Research Conference. Charlie is responsible for the dissemination of research information and regularly attends events to actively promote the work of the Research Department. Charlie manages the Children & Young People Practice Research Network (CYP PRN) webpages and regularly sends out newsletters and e-bulletins to members. Her background is in quantitative research and she has previously worked with adults and children with learning difficulties and mental health issues.

Charlie is currently a co-investigator on a 3 year Effectiveness and Cost Effectiveness Trial for Humanistic Counselling in Schools (ETHOS) funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and led by Professor Mick Cooper at the University of Roehampton. You can find out more about this exciting trial on the ETHOS website 

Contact: 01455 206374 or charlie.jackson@bacp.co.uk

 

 
       
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