Dr Nathan Faulkner

Programme Director

Professional Biography

Nathan is the Programme Director of the Doctorate in Counselling Psychology (DPsych), validated by The Open University. He is responsible for Regent’s quality assurance and reporting to validatory partners, the British Psychological Society (DPsych), and the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). 

As an HCPC registered Practitioner Psychologist, BPS Chartered Counselling Psychologist, and UKCP registered Integrative Psychotherapist Nathan has over 17 years honorary and qualified practice within the NHS including with the Homerton University NHS trust and South London and Maudsley (SLaM). More recently Nathan has worked as the psychological lead with several multidisciplinary teams to develop integrated pathways for aesthetic and bariatric surgery services.

Nathan has maintained his therapeutic practice roles alongside academic positions teaching at both undergraduate and post-graduate levels. Alongside his role at Regent’s, Nathan works in private practice and has a special interest in working with individuals living with chronic health conditions and those experiencing major life transitions following surgery, injury, or illness. 


  • DPsych Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy by Professional Studies, Metanoia Institute
  • Cerificate in Counselling Skills 
  • BSc Psychology, First Class, University of Greenwich 
  • Introduction to Social Science, Open University  

Past Employment

  • 2023 (November) Assistant Professor, Regent's University, London
  • 2021-2023 Associate Lecturer, Regent's University, London
  • 2019-2023 Counselling Psychologist, KIMS Hospital
  • 2017-2019 Visiting Lecturer, University of Greenwich
  • 2017-2018 CAMHS Practitioner, Homerton University Hospital
  • 2014-2016 Senior Lecturer in Counselling Psychology, University of Greenwich
  • 2013-2014 Psychotherapist, Bromley Y Young Peoples Counselling Service. 
  • 2012-Present Private Psychotherapy Practice
  • 2012-2014 Consulting Psychotherapist & Clinical Supervisor, The Bariatric Consultancy
  • 2011-2012 Psychological Therapist, Kent Council for Addiction (KCA)
  • 2010-2012 Assistant Psychologist. MEND Central
  • 2008-2010 Clinical Researcher. National Academy for Parenting Practitioners, Institute of Psychiatry 
  • 2006-2008 Clinical Researcher.  National Addictions Centre, Institute of Psychiatry
  • 2004-2006 Research Assistant, University of Greenwich


  • Lusher, L., & Faulkner, N. (2022). Oncology Departments – Where are all the Psychologists? Journal of Clinical Oncology and THerapeutis, 4 (2) 130. DOI: https://doi.org/10.47275/2690-5663-130  
  • Manning, V., Best, D. W., Faulkner, N., Titherington E., Morinan, A., Keaney, F., Gossop, M., and Strang, J. (2012). Does active referral by a doctor or 12-Step peer improve 12-Step meeting attendance? Results from a pilot randomised control trial. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 1, 126. 1-2, 131-137 
  • Dadds, M. R., Allen, J. L., Oliver, B. R., Faulkner, N., Legge, K.., Moul, C., Woolgar, M., & Scott, S. (2012). Love, eye contact, and the developmental origins of empathy versus psychopathy. British Journal of Psychiatry, 2012, 200, 191-196.  
  • Manning, V., Best, D. W., Faulkner, N., and Titherington E. (2009). New estimates of the number of children living with substance misusing parents: results from UK national household surveys. BMC Public Health, 9, 377-85 
  • Faulkner, N., McCambridge, J., Slym, R. L., & Rollnick, S (2009). It ain’t what you do, it’s the way that you do it? A qualitative study of the components of effective advice-giving. Drug and Alcohol Review, 28, 129-134. 
  • Maras, P., Brosnan, M., Faulkner, N., Montgomery, A., & Vital, P. (2006). ‘They Are Out Of Control’ Self-Perceptions, Risk-Taking and Attributional Style of Adolescents with SEBDs. Emotional & Behavioural Difficulties,  11, 4, 281-298.  
  • Maras, P., Faulkner, N., Maras, K., & Nash, S. (2006) Students with Special Educational Needs Transition from Primary to Secondary School. British Journal of Special Education, 33, 4, 196-202. 


Research Supervision

  • Doctoral Research Supervisor
  • Viva Examiner (Regent’s)

Research Interests

  • The role of psychology within medical settings.
  • The experience of living with long-term health conditions. 

Professional Affiliations

  • Chartered Member of British Psychological Society (BPS)
  • Member of the Division of Counselling Psychology (DCoP)
  • Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
  • UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)


Learning and teaching leadership role:

  • Leadership of DPsych teach out (2023-date)

Teaching interests: 

  • Reflective practice and reflexivity
  • Applied Psychology within healthcare 

Module leadership and teaching (DPsych):

  • EPC835 Year 2 Cognitive Behavioural Approaches 2: Third Wave
  • EPC845 Year 3 Clinical Seminar: Pluralistic and Integrative Working

Teaching experience (University of Greenwich):

  • 2018-2019 Introduction to Counselling (Level 4), 
  • 2018-2019 External moderator – MSc Therapeutic Counselling (Level 7)
  • 2017-2018 Introduction to Counselling (Level 4) 
  • 2014-2016 MSc in Therapeutic Counselling (Level 7); “Identification and Treatment of Eating Disorders for Mental Health Nursing” (Level 7); “Counselling Theory and Skills for Speech and Language Therapy” (Level 7)