Professor Sue Wheeler

Associate Professor

Postgraduate Tutor/Director of VCLL PhD Studies

BA, MSc, PhD, DipCouns, FBACP, BACP Accred, UKCP Reg


  • My training in counselling began in 1974. The early part of my training provided a broad overview of humanistic counselling, but it was the Diploma in Student Counselling at London University, a two year part time course in psychodynamic counselling, that provided the theoretical base on which my career has been built. The MSc in Psychotherapy at Warwick University consolidated my learning and launched my research career. The Institute of Group Analysis Introductory Course, organised through Warwick University sharpened my knowledge of group work and institutional dynamics.
  • I have twice monthly psychoanalytic supervision with prominent psychoanalytic psychotherapists and have had my own personal therapy.
  • I attend psychoanalytic seminars and workshops at the West Midlands Institute of Psychotherapy in Birmingham, of which I am a full member, and through which I have UKCP Registration.

Clinical Experience

  • Since 1974 I have worked with individuals, groups, families and couples in educational institutions and private practice.
  • I have been supervising the clinical work of counsellors and therapists employed in a range of institutions since about 1980.
  • My long term psychotherapy practice is influenced by object relations theories and my brief therapy work uses the core conflict relationship model pioneered by Luborsky.

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