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About Cemil Egeli

I am currently a registered member of the BACP and continue to practice counselling using an integrative approach. Prior to undertaking my counselling training, I started my early career working as a TV researcher for the BBC and ITV. After completing my PGCE I worked for many years as a teacher which included working as a head of department, designing and implementing curriculum and working across a range of educational settings and specialist provision. I also have experience of working as a support worker, specialist mentor and lecturer.


I teach across several of the modules on the BA (Combined Hons) in Counselling Skills.


I am currently interested in autoethnographic methodologies and the mixed cultural experience.

Published Work

Peer reviewed papers

Egeli, C. (2017). Autoethnography: a methodological chat with self. Counselling Psychology Review, 32 (1), 5-15.

Egeli, C. (2016). I'm half Turkish - dancing bears and marble stairs. Journal of Critical Psychology Counselling and Psychotherapy, 16(4), 245-256.

Conference paper

Egeli, C .(2017). “How might an individual experience the impact of a mixed cultural heritage?” - Presented at the 23rd annual BACP research conference on 19th May 2017.

Practitioner publication

Egeli, C. (2015). Counselling in Higher Education (open letter). Therapy Today 26(1) 40-41


MA Counselling (University of Manchester)

MA Popular Music Studies (University of Liverpool)

BA (Hons) American Studies and Music - Subsidiary Astronomy  (Keele University)

Post Graduate Certificate of Education (Manchester Metropolitan University)

MBACP registered Counsellor/Psychotherapist

I hold Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and am registered with the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL).