Dr Rosemary Lodge

Visiting Lecturer

Professional Biography

Dr Rosemary Lodge is Assistant Professor in Counselling Psychology and has experience of teaching and supervision (both research and clinical) in addition to course leadership and development. She is a BPS chartered and HCPC registered counselling psychologist who has worked in a variety of settings, including private practice, charitable organisations, drug and alcohol services and primary and secondary schools. 


  • Certificate in Working with Children, Place2Be 2015
  • Certificate in Existential Supervision and Group Leadership, NSPC, 2011
  • DCounsPsy, Regent’s College, 2010
  • BSc Psychology, OU, 2004
  • Common Professional Exam/Law Society Finals, City Polytechnic, 1993
  • MA English Literature, Cambridge University, 1990

Relevant Past Employment

  • 2015–2019: School counsellor at Hornsey School for Girls
  • 2014-2015: Honorary counsellor at Place2Be
  • 2012-2014 Deputy Course Leader of the DCPsych, at NSPC validated by Middlesex University
  • 2010-2015: Visiting lecturer, research supervisor and clinical supervisor on the DCPsych at NSPC, validated by Middlesex University
  • 2008 – to date: Private practice
  • 2005 – 2008: Counselling psychologist in training – honorary placements
  • 1993 – 1998: Solicitor and trainee solicitor.


  • Anders Draeby Sorensen, Rosemary Lodge and Emmy van Deurzen (2018) ‘Exploring Learning Outcomes in Existential Therapy’ Journal of the Society of Existential AnalysisVolume 29.1 49-63.
  • Anders Draeby Sorensen, Emmy van Deurzen, Rosemary Lodge, (2017) Comparison of Learning Outcomes in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Existential Therapy: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis; International Journal of Psychotherapy 21(3)
  • Rosemary Lodge (2016) ‘Sometimes we don’t know what we know:  the importance of hidden or emotional knowledge’ in Harrison, J.P. and Chisholm, R.J. (eds.) The Wisdom of Not Knowing. Triarchy Press
  • Rosemary Lodge (2014) Review of the book Christina Richards and Meg Barker (2013) ‘Working with Gender and Sexual Minorities’ in the Hermeneutic Circular, March.
  • Rosemary Lodge (2007) ‘The Idea for Which I can Live or Die – Another look at Kierkegaard’s Leap of Faith’ Journal of the Society of Existential Analysis Volume 18.2 pp. 212-219.

Research Supervision

Rosemary has supervised to completion over a dozen doctoral theses on a wide range of subjects such as transformational experiences in nature, a comparison of the learning processes of existential therapy and CBT therapy, transitional experiences of motherhood, and recovery from heroin addiction. She has a particular interest in phenomenological and heuristic methods. 

Research Interests

Rosemary believes that most psychological distress is caused by life circumstances rather than by personal deficit and sees therapy as a form of empowerment and call to action, rather than an exploration of internal ‘problems’. She is interested in what works in therapy, with a particular focus on the emotional and unspoken aspects of the therapeutic relationship. Rosemary sees research as a potentially transformative process through which profound changes can emerge in both the researcher and the researched. She is interested in phenomenological and heuristic research methods.

Professional Affiliation(s)/Accreditation

  • BPS Chartered Psychologist
  • HCPC registered Counselling Psychologist
  • BPS registered supervisor (RAPPS)
  • Member of the SEA
  • Senior Fellow of the HEA


Rosemary has extensive examination experience.

Conference Papers Given

Lodge, R. (2012, November) An existential approach to sexuality. Workshop at a Pink Therapy conference.

Lodge, R. (2012, November) Emotional Connection in therapy. Paper presented at the Society of Psychotherapy.

Lodge, R. (2011, January) Emotional Connection in therapy. Paper presented at the SEA Forum. 

Teaching & Course Development

Rosemary has ten years’ experience of teaching on professional doctorates, including experience in leadership roles. She has taught a range of different topics including existential-phenomenological theory and practice, qualitative research methods, philosophical and psychological perspectives on human issues, sexuality, settings and contexts, introduction to counselling psychology, group work, supervision training, professional practice, research supervision and clinical supervision.

  • Existential Approaches to Counselling Psychology
  • Advanced Existential Approaches to Human Development and Practice
  • Advanced Counselling Psychology Workshops III:  Specialisation and Employability
  • Professional Practice