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Maryam Riaz, Lecturer

Maryam Riaz


Maryam is an experienced lecturer teaching in Counselling and Mental Health courses offered by the School in Psychological Therapies and Mental Health. She is a BACP registered Psychotherapist.

After completing her studies in Islamic model of psychotherapy, Maryam went onto to complete her PG Diploma in Integrative counselling and her interest in the inclusion of religion, culture and spirituality in mainstream models of psychotherapy grew driven by values of social justice and inclusion to make psychological care fair and accessible to all.

Maryam works in private practice working with a range of conditions and specialising in working Bereavement, Trauma and Transcultural psychotherapy.

Current Teaching

  • BSc (Hons) Counselling and Mental Health
  • BSc (Hons) Therapeutic Counselling (Top-Up)
  • MA Integrative Counselling
  • PG Cert Interpersonal and Counselling Skills
  • PG Dip Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • DipHE Therapeutic Counselling
  • Cert HE Interpersonal and Counselling Skills

Research Interests

In previous role’s Maryam has contributed to research investigating health inequalities in BAME communities.

Current research interest include investigating the role of religion, culture and spirituality in the therapeutic process when working with trauma clients and developing a model of culturally sensitive psychotherapy rooted in values of inclusion and social justice.

Maryam Riaz, Lecturer

Ask Me About

  1. Transcultural psychotherapy
  2. Bereavement
  3. Trauma