Salma Siddique

Therapy, MBE, MA, MSc, MPhil, DProf, PhD, UKCP Reg, BACP accredited

NSPC Roles
Research Supervisors: Masters and Secondary,
Clinical Supervisor,


Salma Siddique, PhD, FHEA, FRSA, FRAI

Has availability as primary supervisor (Master’s, DProf & PhD supervisor programmes).

Salma obtained her doctorate in anthropology from the University of St. Andrews and later qualified as a UKCP registered psychotherapist and clinical supervisor. 

Her main research and teaching is based in the School of Philosophical, Anthropological and Film Studies. The research work is primarily in the dialogue between psychoanalysis, psychotherapy and anthropology and is influenced by her clinical experience, of working with indigenous epistemologies, (auto)ethnography, reflexivity, identity, ritual performance, writing culture, working with people in trauma resulting from institutional processes, oppression, abuse, torture, fleeing disaster and conflict zones.  

Member of the International Transactional Analysis Association (ITAA) Social Responsibility Committee. She is a contributor to research writing as a clinical anthropologist. Editorial Board Member, European Journal for Qualitative Research in Psychotherapy: 

Her work and practice engage with the tension between collective guilt and personal responsibility examined from the witnessing of identity and belonging through displaced lives, gaslighting racism and systemic oppression. 


Siddique, S. and Dominguez, V.R., 2021. Anthropology in the Consulting Room: An Interview with Salma Siddique by Virginia R. Dominguez. American Anthropologist123(1), pp.179-183.

Siddique, S 2019 chapter 6 Western Configuration: Ways of Being. Martin, K. (ed.). London: RoutledgeMartin, K. ed., 2019. Psychotherapy, Anthropology and the Work of Culture. Routledge.

Siddique, S., 2012. Storymaking: In-between anthropological enquiry and Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy. European Journal of Psychotherapy & Counselling14(3), pp.249-259.

Siddique, S., 2016. Bhaji on the Beach: Relational Ethics in Practice. Doing Auto-ethnography.


Siddique, S., 2011. Being in‐between: The relevance of ethnography and auto‐ethnography for psychotherapy research. Counselling and Psychotherapy Research11(4), pp.310-316.

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