Jane Hunt

Jane is a Senior Lecturer and Course Lead for Counselling and Psychotherapy MSc at the School of Social Sciences and Professions.

Jane is an experienced integrative counsellor, counsellor and psychotherapy trainer, researcher and academic. She has worked in a variety of practice settings including further and higher education, the private and voluntary sectors, and the NHS. Prior to moving to London Metropolitan University, Jane was a Faculty Head and Academic Director at Metanoia Institute. She has also been a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Psychology at the University of Roehampton, a Director of Counselling programmes at Keele University and a Lecturer in Counselling at Salford University.

Jane currently teaches on the Counselling and Psychotherapy MSc. She teaches therapeutic theory and skills and acts as a dissertation supervisor. She also teaches on the Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology and is a doctoral supervisor.

Jane is a qualitative researcher with interests in the psychology of religion and spirituality, and in gender and therapy. She has a particular interest in relational psychotherapies and some of her academic writing has developed a specific focus on the relationship between psychotherapeutic theory and theological constructs.

Papers
 
Hunt, J. (2023) Oedipus and Jesus: Psychoanalytic Readings of the Crucifixion. Religions 2023, 14(10), 1307; - 18 Oct 2023
 
Symons, C. , Full. W. & Hunt, J. (2022) Why research matters. Thresholds. July 2022
 
Hunt, J. (2022) Religion and Spirituality: ignoring religion is a form of cultural imperialism. Therapy Today,36, September 2022.
 
Hunt, J. (2020) Spiritual, but not religious? Researching religion, spirituality and mental health. Thresholds, January 2020
 
Hunt, J. (2019) Reflections on the Spirituality and Psychiatry special interest group of the Royal College of Psychiatrists annual conference, Thresholds, July 2019.
 
Hunt, J. (2018) Psychological perspectives on the Garden of Eden and the Fall in light of the work of Melanie Klein and Eric Fromm. International Journal of Pastoral Psychology, 67 (1) pp. 33-41
 
Hunt, J. (2018) An exploration of how trainee counsellors who are practising believers of a world religion or faith tradition experience undertaking counsellor training. British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, Published online: 19 Feb 2018.
 
Hunt, J. (2014) An initial study of transgender people's experiences of seeking and receiving counselling or psychotherapy in the UK. Counselling and Psychotherapy Research Journal. Vol. 14 (4) pp. 288-296
 
Hunt, J. (2013) Transgender Voices: Listening to transgender people's experiences of counselling. Therapy Today, Vol. 24 (8)
 
 
Conference Papers and Key Note Addresses
 
2022: Making Space: Religion and spirituality in therapeutic training (paper Presented at the Metanoia Institute Person-Centred Research Conference 6th June 2022)
 
2018: Breaking the Silence: An exploration of trans and non-binary therapists’ experiences of accessing and undertaking counselling and psychotherapy training. (Paper presented at the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy Research Conference May 2018).
 
2018 Of/As/And? How to relate psychology and religion in the therapeutic space. Keynote address at the 12th Keele Counselling (Research and Practice) Conference: Spirituality, faith and religion in the therapeutic space (April 2018).
 
2017: An exploration of how trainee counsellors who are practising believers of a world religion experience undertaking counsellor training (Paper presented at the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy Research Conference May 2017).
 
2017: Religion in the Psychotherapy Space: the New Taboo. (Paper presented at UKAPI Conference 4th February).
 
2016: Listening to Trans Clients’ Perspectives on Therapy: What do Counsellors and Psychotherapists Need to Know? (Paper co presented with Dr. Igi Moon at the Crest Seminar, University of Roehampton May 2016).
 
2014: Transgender clients’ experiences of counselling: what do counsellors need to know? (Paper presented at Daring to make an impact: Dynamic qualitative research. Keele University. Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd March).
 
2013 An exploration of transgender people's experiences of seeking and receiving counselling or psychotherapy within the UK (Paper presented twice at the 19th Annual BACP Research Conference, Birmingham)
 
2013 Listening to clients’ voices: trans people’s experiences of seeking and receiving counselling (Paper presented at the 7th Annual Keele Counselling Psychology Conference)
2020 Southlands Methodist Trust. Project title: Religion and Spirituality in the therapeutic space: exploring how trainee and newly qualified counsellors and psychotherapists, who identify as religious or spiritual, experience undertaking therapeutic training in the UK.
 
2016 SRG (University of Roehampton). Project title: An exploration of trans and non-binary therapist’s experiences of accessing and undertaking counselling and psychotherapeutic training.
 
2011 Seed-corn Funding Grant (BACP). Project title: An exploration of transgender people’s experiences of seeking and receiving counselling or psychotherapy within the United Kingdom.

Member of BACP Spirituality Executive

Jane has experience of being a reviewer for professional journals and acting as an External Examiner and advisor for counselling and psychotherapy training programmes.

Dr. Jane Hunt (She/Her)
Senior Lecturer in Counselling
Course Lead Counselling and Psychotherapy MSc