Mick Cooper is Professor of Counselling Psychology at the University of Roehampton, London, where he is Director of the Centre for Research in Social and Psychological Transformation (CREST). He is a Chartered Psychologist, a UKCP-registered psychotherapist, and a Fellow of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
Mick is author and editor of a range of texts on person-centred, existential, and relational approaches to therapy, including Working at Relational Depth in Counselling and Psychotherapy (SAGE, London) with Dave Mearns, Pluralistic Counselling and Psychotherapy (SAGE, London) with John McLeod, and Existential Therapies (SAGE, London). He has led a series of research studies exploring the processes and outcomes of humanistic counselling with young people.
Mick is the father to four children and lives in Brighton on the south coast of England.
Keith emigrated to Aotearoa New Zealand in 2009 and has shared the following biographical information:
“My professional background is in social work (probation, field and hospital social work, and psychiatric social work) and psychotherapy (voluntary sector youth counselling, and private practice). I have completed training in Gestalt Therapy and Transactional Analysis, in addition to which I have studied person-centred psychology extensively.
“With my partner, Louise Embleton Tudor, I founded the organisation, Temenos, in Sheffield, which was – and is – committed to person-centred education and training, and which we directed for 17 years. We also designed and ran the first postgraduate person-centred psychotherapy & counselling training programme in the UK, which was also validated as a Master’s degree (by Middlesex University).
“I am a Certified Transactional Analyst and a Teaching and Supervising Transactional Analyst and a Provisional Member of the New Zealand Association of Psychotherapists (NZAP).
“I am the series editor of Advancing Theory in Therapy, (Routledge, UK), the editor of Psychotherapy and Politics International, (Wiley-Blackwell, UK), and the co-editor of Ata: Journal of Psychotherapy Aotearoa New Zealand, (NZAP). I am the author/editor of over 250 publications, including 12 books, the latest of which, The Turning Tide, (LC Publications, 2011), is concerned with pluralism and partnership in psychotherapy in Aotearoa New Zealand”.