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Dr Miriam Isaac

Head of Applied Social Sciences

Institute of Health & Society

Contact Details


tel: 01905 85 5472

City and Guilds 730 Adult Teaching

BA Hons. Sociology, York University, 1989;

PG Dip Counselling, Warwick University 1993;

MA Counselling and Psychotherapy, Birmingham University 2002

Certificate in Leadership and Management, University of Worcester, 2010

Teaching & Research

Teaching & Research

Research Interests

PhD research The Class Dynamic in the Therapeutic Relationship; The Social and Political Context of Counselling


Professional Interests

Social and Political Theory; ‘Families’; Social Policy; Counselling Theory and Practice; Social Context of Counselling and Psychotherapy; Theory as a methodology; Research and Epistemology;

Professional Experience

Professional Experience

Counselling in Primary Care, Further Education and Youth Services



Clients’ and Counsellors’ Perceptions of Confidentiality in Counselling (2003) BACP Conference paper.

Isaac, M. (2006) Psychodynamic Counselling and Class; Chapter in Wheeler, S. Ed. (2006) Difference and Diversity in Counselling: Contemporary Psychodynamic Perspectives Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan

External Responsibilities

External Responsibilities