Staff profile

Jillian Schofield

Senior Lecturer in Counselling and Psychotherapy




College of Health, Psychology and Social Care


School of Allied Health and Social Care


Kedleston Road, Derby Campus



I am the College Lead for Learning Enhancement for the College of Health and Social Care. This means I work across the College supporting individuals, teams and discipline areas with their learning, teaching and assessment activities. I work with the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) to help implement any University-wide strategies.

I am the College Lead for Collaborative Partners for the College of Health and Social Care. This means I work with our Collaborative Partners to ensure we are working collaboratively to ensure the quality processes are met and the students have an engaging and excellent experience.

As a psychotherapist I teach on a variety of counselling and psychotherapy programmes in the Counselling and Psychotherapy discipline area.

Teaching responsibilities

I learn and teach mainly on the MSc Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy programme, where I teach how to work with specific disorders from a cognitive behavioural perspective.

I also teach on the MSc Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy programme, teaching students how to work with clients who present with Post traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

Research interests

My research interest is how traditional healing methods integrate with modern day psychotherapy.

I am also interested in Health Coaching.

Membership of professional bodies


Recent conferences

Poster presentation at the International Symposium - Music, Spirituality, Wellbeing and Theology - June 2019

Experience in industry

I have over 15 years' experience working as a psychotherapist in private practice.

International experience

I have been to Lithuania a few times to teach about PTSD and Personality Disorders to CBP students, and I returned to teach a course in Shamanic Healing and Personal Freedom.

Additional interests and activities

I run a meditation and healing group which includes shamanic journeying and energy healing.