D r C a r y l S i b b e t t (PhD)
Current roles include:
BACP Senior Accredited Supervisor.
BACP Registered Senior Accredited Counsellor / Psychotherapist.
Art Psychotherapist (HCPC Registered).
External Quality Advisor, University of Chester, for the counselling, psychotherapy, psychological trauma courses in the Department of Social and Political Science.
Member of a NI coalition working to secure counselling and creative therapeutic interventions in Northern Ireland’s schools. The coalition produced a report (2023): 'The case for investing in therapeutic interventions in Northern Ireland’s schools'.
A core tutor & curriculum designer on a Level 5 Post-Qualifying Diploma in Trauma-Informed Counselling Children & Young People (CPCAB). I co-mapped the course to BACP's CYP competences & curriculum & to BAAT & HCPC guidelines.
A core tutor & curriculum designer on a Level 6 Post-Qualifying Certificate in Creative Supervision of Practice Across the Age Range (CPCAB). I co-mapped the course to BACP's supervision competences & curriculum & to BAAT & HCPC guidelines.
Member of the BACP's School and college counselling expert reference group, a BACP priority workstream.
Vice Chair of the British Association of Art Therapists (BAAT), the UK professional body for Art Therapists / Art Psychotherapists.
Deputy Chair of BAAT NI, the NI regional group of BAAT.
Life member of the Northern Ireland Group for Art as Therapy (NIGAT) (Reg. Charity), having been a past Chair, Deputy Chair, Secretary etc.
Owner & founder of Kairos Consultancy in NI.
Past roles include:
Senior Lecturer - lecturing in Art Psychotherapy.
I founded Art Psychotherapy MSc level qualifying training in Northern Ireland. Designing the MSc programme from the mid/late 1990s, I led its initial CPSM / HPC approval & University validation and subsequent HCPC approvals & re-validations. I led the training from when I established it in 2002 in Queen's University, later in the BHSCT, & then in Ulster University. I designed the training as trauma-informed art psychotherapy grounded in pluralistic practice and sound ethical governance. I retired as a Senior Lecturer & Programme Leader of the MSc Art Psychotherapy in Autumn 2019. I continued to teach on the programme from 2019 to Autumn 2023 - I and a number of other tutors stepped away for ethical reasons. (The NI MSc course has been reduced, changed & directed down a different path.)
A past Deputy Chair of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) for three years, having also served as a Trustee for nine years.
Lecturer, QUB, lecturing in education, special needs, art therapy, counselling.
Member of the Executive Committee of the BACP's Children, Young People and Family Division.
Member of the steering group of the BACP's Children and Young People Practice Research Network.
Chair of the Allied Health Professions Research Forum for Northern Ireland.
Chair of the NI Counselling Children & Young People Training Consortium.
Member of an expert group guiding tender specification for Independent Counselling Service for Schools – Department of Education NI
Member of the central Advisory Committee of the Allied Health Professions (ACAHP) to the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety Northern Ireland.
Contracted as a member of the Arts Therapies Benchmark Group (of the Health Professions Council working with The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education) which created the Arts therapy. Benchmark statement: Health care programmes (2004).
Contracted as a member of the Arts Therapies Working Group (of the Health Professions Council working with The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education) which created the Standards of Proficiency - Arts Therapists (2003).
Chair of the Northern Ireland Group for Art as Therapy (NIGAT).
Education Officer, NI Council for Postgraduate Medical & Dental Education.