Ms Christine Ramsey-Wade

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  • Qualifications:BA, BA (Hons), MA Couns Psych, Post-MA Dip in Ex Couns Psych, PGCHE, CPsychol, AFBPsS, SFHEA
  • Position:Senior Lecturer : Counselling Psychology
  • Department:HAS - Health and Social Sciences
  • Telephone:+4411732 82193
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About me

I am an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, a Registered Clinical Supervisor, and a Senior Psychologist Specialising in Psychotherapy with the BPS. I work as a registered practitioner psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council and a Chartered Counselling Psychologist with the BPS. I have been working as a counselling psychologist for over 20 years, and I am also a  BAMBA registered Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction and Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy teacher, a trained Mindful Eating-Conscious Living teacher and a trained Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reproccessing therapist.  

 I have been a part of the programme team delivering the Doctorate in Counselling Psychology at the University of the West of England Bristol since 2010, with input into our BPS accredited BSc Psychology programme. I have module leader and doctoral research supervisor experience, as well as experience coordinating training placements for counsellors and counselling psychologists.

I am actively engaged in research within the Centre for Appearance Research and the Psychological Sciences Research Group, including the PSRG special interest group on Delivering and Researching the Arts for Well-being.  

I am a co-director of the Bristol Health Partners Eating Disorders Health Integration Team, where I work closely with  people with lived experience of eating disorders as well as academics, clinicians, commissioners and third sector colleagues to develop strong collaborative links within and beyond academia. The team organises regular research conferences and public engagement events, and works to attract external funding, lead on patient-driven research projects, and contribute to service development and prevention initiatives.

I am the lead investigator on an EMDR UK funded feasiliblity trial of an RCT design, investigating EMDR and AI-EMDR for complex trauma.  I am also the lead investigator on an NIHR funded project, focusing on improving primary care services for people with eating disorders.

In 2022, I achieved the status of Senior Fellow of The Higher Education Academy.  My teaching is guided by the literature on contemplative pedagogies.  I seek to integrate experiential practices into all learning episodes, drawing from creative or reflective writing or meditation, to provide a deeper experience for all students.

I seek to be an ally in all that I do, by pursuing a lifelong learning journey regarding my own biases and privileges.  I work to provide anti-racist and inclusive teaching and psychotherapy.  I act as co-leader of the Centre for Appearance Research's Diversity, Inclusivity and Equity committee (CARDIE) at UWE Bristol.

Area of expertise

Mindfulness, ACT, eating disorders, mindful eating, therapeutic creative writing, poetry therapy, counselling psychology, existential phenomenology, EMDR


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