Simon Wharne

BSc, MSc, DCPsych, PhD, HCPC registered practitioner psychologist

NSPC Roles
Acting Deputy Course Leader,
Research Supervisor,
Clinical Supervisor,
Teacher

I offer Doctoral research supervision (secondary supervisor). I currently have some availability. I completed the DCPsych with the New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling, having previously gained a PhD while studying with the Open University. My Open University studies included a Masters in Psychological Research Methods, including quantitative methods, although I specialised in qualitative methods, mainly hermeneutic phenomenological analysis, also exploring discourse analysis. I am currently employed as a Counselling Psychology in an NHS Community Mental Health Service for Older People. I have worked in community mental health services for thirty years, managing community teams for twenty years. I have spoken at national and international conferences on service design and therapeutic practice. My roles have included working as a counsellor at diploma level and roles in the voluntary sector, including a national leadership position. My research interests include: Decision-making, socially inclusive mental health services, resilience in mental health practitioners, Post Traumatic Growth, homelessness, existential understandings of psychosis and bi-polar, counselling for older people, the philosophy of Edith Stein, drug and alcohol addiction and religious faith. In my research it is van Manen’s hermeneutic phenomenological approach that I have most often employed. Publications (available via Researchgate or Academia) Wharne, S. (2021) Empathy in phenomenological research: Employing Edith Stein's account of empathy as a practical and ethical guide. Methods in Psychology, 5, ISSN 2590-2601, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.metip.2021.100053. Wharne, S. (2020). Trauma, empathy and resilience: A phenomenological analysis informed by the philosophy of Edith Stein. The Humanistic Psychologist, online https://psycnet.apa.org/doi/10.1037/hum0000202 DOI link https://doi.org/10.1037/hum0000202 Wharne, S. (2020). How is distress understood in existential philosophies and can phenomenological therapeutic practices be Theory & Psychology https://doi.org/10.1177/0959354320964586 https://doi.org/10.1177/0959354320964586 Wharne, S. (2018). The emotionally engaged researcher: Using hermeneutic phenomenological analysis to explore dilemmas in mental health care. SAGE Research Methods Cases. https://doi/10.4135/9781526428073 Wharne, S. (2018). On being an auditory hallucination: A reflection on theory, practice, existential philosophy and hearing voices. The Humanistic Psychologist, https://psycnet.apa.org/doi/10.1037/hum0000102


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