Dr. Maggie Robson

Title: Senior Teaching Fellow in Counselling
Phone: +44 (0)1782 734139
Email: m.a.robson@keele.ac.uk
Location: Dorothy Hodgkin Building 1.14
Role: MSc and PhD dissertation supervisor. Lecturer on MSc, both accredited routes.
Contacting me:
MRobson

Maggie is an experienced therapist and counsellor trainer. As well as counselling in a GP practice, Student Services and NHS, she has been involved with a local CRUSE branch in a project to offer play therapy to bereaved children. Before coming to Keele as Director of Counselling Psychology, she was Director of the Centre for Studies in Counselling (CESCO) at the University of Durham. Her research interests are wide ranging and include the role of counselling in other cultures, the process of bereavement in childhood, evaluating the usefulness of counselling provisions and play and play therapy. She enjoys sailing and spending time with her family and friends. She took partially early retirement in September 2013 and still enjoys her one day a week involvement at Keele as a Senior Teaching Fellow.

  • Hanley, T., Jenkins, P., Pattison, S., Robson, M. & Williams, G. (2012). The counselling infrastructure. In T. Hanley, N. Humphrey & C. Lennie (Eds). Adolescent Counselling Psychology: developing a research informed pluralistic approach. London: Routledge
  • Editor of Symposium for British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, ‘Therapeutic Work with Children’ Vol: 38, Issue 3. August 2010 Therapeutic Work with Children: A Contextual Overview’ Maggie Robson in British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, Vol: 38, Issue 3. Pages 247-261. August 2010
  • Is there anybody out there? The role of technology in supporting counsellors and play therapists’ Maggie Robson in Online Guidance and Counselling: Toward Effectively Applying Technology Adebowale , Olusegun (Ed). IGI Global: http://www.igi-global.com/ September 2010
  • Anticipating and Working with Unplanned Endings, Maggie Robson in Key Issues for Counselling 2nd Edition, W. Dryden and A. Reeves, London:Sage 2008
  • Working with Planned Endings  Maggie Robson in Key Issues for Counselling 2nd Edition, W. Dryden and A. Reeves, London:Sage 2008
  • 'Developing Pupil Counselling and Peer Support Initiatives', M.A. Robson, Chapter in 'Bullying: Home, School and Community', D. Tattum and G. Herbert (Eds.), pages 88-98, London: David Fulton, 1997.
  • Perceiving risk and (re)constructing safety: The lived experience of having ‘safe’ sex’, Bourne, A & Robson, M, Health, Risk & Society', volume 10, issue 4, 2009
  • ‘The driver whose heart was full of sand: Leigh’s story –a play therapy case study of a bereaved child’, Maggie Robson in British Journal of Guidance and Counselling Vol 36, No.1, February 2008
  • Is it Safe in Here? Explorations of Participants’ Experiences of a Personal Development Group held as part of a counselling psychology training group’ Robson, M & Robson J., Counselling Psychology Quarterly Volume 21 Issue 4 2008

Selected Publications

  • Robson M. 2010. Therapeutic work with children: a contextual overview. British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, vol. 38(3), 247-261. link> doi>
  • Bourne AH and Robson M. 2009. Perceiving risk and (re)constructing safety: The lived experience of having 'safe' sex. Health risk and society, vol. 11(3), 283-295. link> doi>
  • Robson M and Robson J. 2008. Explorations of participants' experiences of a Personal Development Group held as part of a counselling psychology training group: Is it safe in here?. Counselling Psychology Quarterly, vol. 21(4), 371-382. doi>
  • Robson M. 2008. Anticipating and Working with Unplanned Endings. In Key Issues for Counselling in Action. Dryden W and Reeves A (Eds.). Sage Publications Ltd.
  • Robson M. 2008. Working with Planned Endings. In Key Issues for Counselling in Action. Dryden W and Reeves A (Eds.). Sage Publications Ltd.

Journal Articles

  • Bourne, A., and Robson, M. Participants’ reflections on being interviewed about risk and sexual behaviour: implications for collection of qualitative data on sensitive topics International Journal of Social Research Methodology DOI: 10.1080/13645579.2013.860747 Published on-line 20th November 2013. To link to this article: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13645579.2013.860747
  • Pearce, P., Sewell, R., Hill,A., Coles, H., Pybis, J., Hunt, J., Robson, M., Lacock, L., and Hobman, T. Evaluating Counselling for Depression.’Therapy Today December 2012
  • Robson M. 2010. Therapeutic work with children: a contextual overview. BRITISH JOURNAL OF GUIDANCE & COUNSELLING, vol. 38(3), 247-261. link> doi>
  • Bourne AH and Robson MA. 2009. Perceiving risk and (re)constructing safety: The lived experience of having 'safe' sex. HEALTH RISK & SOCIETY, vol. 11(3), 283-295. link> doi>
  • Robson M and Robson J. 2008. Explorations of participants' experiences of a Personal Development Group held as part of a counselling psychology training group: Is it safe in here?. Counselling Psychology Quarterly, vol. 21(4), 371-382. doi>
  • Robson M. 2008. Counselling and psychotherapy with children and adolescents. BRITISH JOURNAL OF GUIDANCE & COUNSELLING, vol. 36(2), 208-210. link>
  • Robson M. 2008. The driver whose heart was full of sand: Leigh's story - a play therapy case study of a bereaved child. BRITISH JOURNAL OF GUIDANCE & COUNSELLING, vol. 36(1), 71-80. link> doi>
  • Robson M and Whelan L. 2006. Virtue out of Necessity? An Exploration of Telephone Supervision. Counselling and Psychotherapy, vol. 6(3).
  • Robson M and Robson D. 2005. Counselling via the Internet: Is it Ethical?. Ethicomp, vol. 2(2).
  • Rachier CO, Gikundi E, Balmer DH, Robson M, Hunt KF, Cohen N. 2004. The meaning and challenge of voluntary counselling and testing (VCT) for counsellors. Journal of Social Aspects of HIV/AIDS, vol. 1(3), 175-181.
  • Robson M, Whelan L, Cook P. 2002. Health at work in the British National Health Service: A counselling response. Counselling Psychology Quarterly, vol. 15(3), 257-267. doi>
  • Robson M, McGuinness J, Alred G, Cohen N, Hunt K. 2001. Globalising counselling: Humanistic counselling in Kenya. British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, vol. 29(3), 293-300. doi>

Chapters

  • Is there anybody out there? The role of technology in supporting counsellors and play therapists’ Maggie Robson in Online Guidance and Counselling: Toward Effectively Applying Technology Adebowale , Olusegun (Ed). IGI Global: http://www.igi-global.com/ September 2010
  • Hanley, T., Jenkins, P., Pattison, S., Robson, M. & Williams, G. (2012). The counselling infrastructure. In T. Hanley, N. Humphrey & C. Lennie (Eds). Adolescent Counselling Psychology: developing a research informed pluralistic approach. London: Routledge
  • Robson M. 2008. Anticipating and Working with Unplanned Endings. In Key Issues for Counselling in Action. Dryden W and Reeves A (Eds.). Sage Publications Ltd.
  • Robson M. 2008. Working with Planned Endings. In Key Issues for Counselling in Action. Dryden W and Reeves A (Eds.). Sage Publications Ltd.

Edited books

 

  • Pattison, Sue., Robson, M. and Beynon, Ann. (Eds.) (2014). The Handbook of Counselling Children and Young People. London: Sage 

 

Single Authored Chapters in Books

 

  • ‘Bereavement’ in Pattison, Sue., Robson, Maggie and Beynon, Ann.(Eds.) (2014). The Handbook of Counselling Children and Young People. London: Sage

 

Joint Authored Chapters in Books

  • Ingram, S. and Robson, M. ‘Therapeutic Skills’ in Pattison, Sue., Robson, Maggie and Beynon, Ann. (Eds.) (2014). The Handbook of Counselling Children and Young People. London: Sage

Research Students

  • Su Chen Hung PhD 'The Process of Recovery From Childhood Sexual Abuse from Childhood Sexual Abuse for Female Survivors in Taiwan' Awarded March 2001, University of Durham
  • Mary Beth Primmer PhD 'Sense of Self in the Conduct of Research in Counselling' Awarded December 2002, University of Durham
  • Sue Pattison 'Young People with Learning Disabilities: An Investigation of Counselling and Inclusion; Awarded January 2004, University of Durham
  • Kathy Hunt 'An Exploration of the Experience of Loss and its Relationship to Counselling Practice' Awarded December 2006, University of Durham
  • Anne Burdess 'Counselling and Dissociative Identity Disorder' Awarded December 2006, University of Durham (Changed supervisor in January 2005 due to my move to Keele
  • Fletcher Phiri PhD ‘The impact of an HIV/AIDS education intervention programme in primary schools in Malawi’: Successful Viva, currently making minor changes
  • Adam Bourne: PhD: ‘Making sense of risk in the context of sexual behaviour: an interpretative phenomenological analysis’

Current Students

  • Lois De Cruz ‘Women’s perceptions of their experience of miscarriage decades after the event.’ Awarded March 2016, University of Keele
  • Angela Blanchard 'An exploration of childhood emotional neglect'. Began January 2014, University of Keele
  • Stephen Ferris ' A heuristic exploration of loneliness'. Began January 2014, University of Keele
  • Fletcher Phiri ‘The Impact of an HIV/AIDS Education Intervention Programme in Primary Schools in Malawi. Awarded October 2009, University of Keele
  • Adam Bourne ‘‘Making sense of risk in the context of sexual behaviour: an interpretative phenomenological analysis’ Awarded June 2010, University of Keele