Julie Devonald

Lecturer, BA (Comb.) Counselling Skills
Julie Devonald - Lecturer, BA (Comb.) Counselling Skills

I joined the Department of Social and Political Science in September 2017 as a part-time lecturer for the BA (Combined Hons) in Counselling Skills.


  • MA Counselling (University of Manchester)
  • MA Information and Library Management (Manchester Metropolitan University)
  • BA (Hons) Theology (Manchester University)
  • MBACP registered Counsellor/Psychotherapist


I am a counsellor in private practice, using an integrative approach, especially utilising expressive therapies.  I am a qualified librarian and also work at the Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Race Relations Resource Centre, University of Manchester, and am passionate about challenging discrimination through education.  In my counselling career, I have worked with both adults and children (from age 6 onwards) and I am currently training to provide supervision to other counsellors.



I am module leader on the following:

  • SO4403 – Core Values in Counselling Skills
  • SO5404 – Enhancing Counselling Skills
  • SO6401 – Using Counselling Skills in the Workplace


I am particularly interested in body focused repetitive behaviours.

Published work

Journal articles

Devonald, J. (2016). Skin-picking – how can we heal our scars? Therapy today. October 2016, pp. 23 – 25.