Salma joined the School of Education in January 2015 as Director for the counselling, psychotherapy and experiential therapies programmes. She has experience of Project Management in developing and promoting the mental health and well being strategy for minority ethnic communities in public health for NHS Health Scotland.
Salma is qualified as an accredited psychotherapist and supervisor in the relational approach to psychotherapy and experiential therapies. Her initial training was as an anthropologist with a keen interest in medical humanities, indigenous epistemologies. She continues to practise as a volunteer psychotherapist and supervises trainee and qualified psychotherapists and counsellors.
- Witnessing: Reflections, Reverberations, Resonances
- Trauma as re-enactments in symbolising unbearable psychic pain
- From Childhood Adversities to Adult Psychopathologies
- Psychoanalysis, Psychotherapy and Anthropolgy
- Relational Ethics
- Clinical Supervision across modalities.
The use of autoethnography as a research method
The supervisory practice could be enhanced by being aware of the elliptical spaces between personal identity and the professional role, between supervisor and supervisee, and between both individuals and their cultural worlds.
Faculty of Humanities and Education (HUHEZI)-Mondragon University Basque Country Spain
College of Education & HDS - The University of Georgia, Athens USA
The Centre for Ethics - Yenepoya University Mangalore India
School of Counselling and Guidance University of Texas, Brownsville, Texas USA
School of Vocational Teacher Education - Oulu University of Applied Sciences (OUAS) Finland
Pädagogische Hochschule Oberösterreich- University of Education of Upper Austri
Postgraduate Certificate in Person Centered Counselling - (PG Cert 12 months)
Postgraduate Diploma in Person Centered Counselling - (PGDip 12 months),
MSc Person-Centred Counselling - (MSc 18 -24 months)
- Further Info
International Association of Relational Transactional Analysis (IARTA)
International Transactional Analysis Association (ITAA)
The United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)
Centre for Cosmopolitan Studies University of St Andrews, Fife
Intercultural Research Centre Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh
Fellow of the Royal Anthropological Institute (FRAI)
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
Fellows of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA)
Director of Counselling, Psychotherapy and Experiential Therapies (Discipline Lead)