D r C a r y l S i b b e t t (PhD)
HCPC Reg., Reg. Member MBACP (Snr Accred),
PhD, MD (h.c.), MEd (Guid. & Couns.), BA, DipCouns, CertACE, FHEA, FBACP.
Art Psychotherapist HCPC Registered.
Senior Accredited Counsellor / Psychotherapist (BACP Registered & BACP Senior Accredited).
Senior Accredited Supervisor (BACP)
Clinical Supervisor for arts therapists, counsellors, psychotherapists & other practitioners in diverse organisational settings &/or private practice.
Teaching at Ulster University on MSc Art Psychotherapy course.
(Ret'd Senior Lecturer & MSc Art Psychotherapy Course Director. I founded Art Therapy Master's level training in Northern Ireland in the early 2000s.)
Fellow of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
Vice Chair of BAAT
Doctorate in Medicine (MD honoris causa): Riga Stradins University, Latvia
My practice is pluralistic and trauma informed,
and also grounded in eco practice / ecotherapy.
I have been security cleared through AccessNI enhanced checks.
I am registered with the Information Commissioner‘s Office (ICO)
and comply with data protection requirements.
Current activities include:
Elected Vice-Chair of the British Association of Art Therapists (BAAT) (Jul. 2021- ).
Elected member of BAAT NI Committee (Mar. 2021-ongoing). BAAT NI is a Regional Group of BAAT.
BAAT NI Committee representative on the AHP Non HSC Professions Forum (Mar. 2021– ).
Invited member of the Steering group for the Pluralistic Practice Network (Oct. 2019- ).
Full Member: British Association of Art Therapists (BAAT)
Full Member: British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
Life Member: Northern Ireland Group for Art as Therapy (NIGAT)
Past professional activities include:
Elected Deputy Chair of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) (Nov. 2017–Dec. 2020).
Elected Interim Deputy Chair of BACP (May 2017-Nov. 2017).
Elected as Trustee on Board of Governors of BACP, Nov. 2011–2014, re-elected Nov. 2014-2017, re-elected Nov. 2017-2020).
- Director, BACP Enterprises Ltd.
Elected as Council member of BAAT (2018-2019).
- Director: Arts Therapies NI (C.I.C.)
- Joint Co-ordinator of the BAAT Regional Group 20 (Northern Ireland) (2017-2018)
- Editorial Review Board Committee Member: CATA-ACATJ (Canadian Art Therapy Association: Journal)
Member of the Allied Health Professions Federation NI (2014–2016).
- Associate Fellow: Centre for Lifelong Learning, University of Warwick
Appointed as Chair of the Counselling Children & Young People Training Consortium (NI), a group of key stakeholders / service providers of counselling services in NI (2010-2013).
- Member of the Mental Health, Ageing & Learning Disability Translational Research Group
- Lecturer: Queen's University Belfast (2002-2012)
- Member of the Executive Committee of the BACP Counselling Children & Young People division
- Chair of the Counselling Children & Young People Training Consortium (NI)
Member of the Executive Committee of the BACP Counselling Children and Young People division (2010-Nov. 2011).
Invited onto the national Steering group of the BACP CYP PRN, Children & Young People Practice Research Network (2010-2012).
Invited member of the BACP Children and Young People Stakeholders Reference Group (2010–2013).
Contractual partnership as Registrant Assessor with the Health Professions Council (2005-2006).
Elected as Chair of the Allied Health Professions Research Forum for Northern Ireland (2007-2010).
Appointed in 2008 as the first co-ordinator of BAAT NI, the BAAT Regional Group (20) for NI.
Elected member of the central Advisory Committee of the Allied Health Professions (ACAHP) to the Department of Health NI (2003-2009). ACAHP was a statutory Advisory Body whose function was to provide advice to the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety NI (DHSSPSNI) on the planning and provision of Allied Health Professions’ services in NI.
Elected as Council member of BAAT (2005-2006).
Invited as a member of the Arts Therapies Benchmark Group of the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, a small group contracted by the HPC, to author:
- QAA (2004) ‘Arts therapy. Benchmark statement: Health care programmes’. Phase 2, QAA.
Invited as a member of the Arts Therapies Working Group of the Health Professions Council & the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, a small group contracted to author:
- HPC (2003) ‘Standards of Proficiency - Arts Therapists’.
Elected Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary and Committee Member of the NI Group for Art as Therapy (NIGAT).