Dr Rosalind Pearmain

Position: Senior Lecturer
Email: pearmair@regents.ac.uk
Faculty: Psychotherapy & Psychology

Professional Biography

Rosalind teaches on the MA/PGDip and ADIP Courses and is also involved in the Ph.D. programme. She has been involved as an External Examiner to Roehampton, the Minster Centre and Bath Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling. She has special interests in the challenge of integrative approaches, embodiment and spirituality and qualitative research methodology and reflexivity as a generic process in practice, learning and research. She practises and supervises privately. A long standing practitioner of Sahaj Marg meditation, her doctoral thesis was focused on changes in empathy and perception with meditation.

Her current research is focused on transformative interventions for mental health and wellbeing in young people, particularly through a new summer camp LIfebeat programme. Publications include: (2001) Book: The Heart of Listening: Attentional Qualities in Psychotherapy; Continuum Sage (2007) Young People, Spirituality and Mental Health, BPS Transpersonal Psychology Review.


  • PhD. Psychology, Royal Holloway, University of London
  • M.A. Humanistic Psychology, Antioch University Ohio
  • Dip. Ed. University of Edinburgh
  • B.A. Hons. Social Science: Sociology/Politics York University

Relevant Past Employment

  • Senior Lecturer Regent's University London 1992 -2012
  • Women's Therapy Centre,  Counsellor and Group Facilitator Archway 1989 -1991
  • Haringey College of Further Education, 1985 – 1987 Lecturer
  • Redbridge and Waltham Forest Health Education Service, Health Education Officer 1980 – 1982
  • Irish Foundation for Human Development, Community Health and Education Coordinator 1974-1976

Professional Affiliation(s)/Accreditation

  • Professional Member of the Guild of Psychotherapists
  • UKCP
  • Scientific and Medical Network

Teaching & Course Development

  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Advanced Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy – from its origins
  • Consciousness and Psychotherapeutic Practice (within Jung and Transpersonal Course)
  • Embodiment and Existential Practice (currently in process)

Research Supervision

  • M.A. level, supervised 3 or 4 per year from 1992 until 2010
  • Ph.D. supervised one to as first supervisor completion and two in process
  • D. Couns Psych. Ten candidates. Five of whom have successfully completed


  • Ph.D. University of East Anglia external
  • Ph.D. University of Wales internal
  • D. Couns Psych. 5 Internal candidates so far
  • Masters' dissertations from 1992 until 2011
  • External Examiner Roehampton B.Sc. in Integrative Counselling 2005 -2008
  • External Assessor Minster Centre since 2000
  • External Moderator for University of Middlesex (for BCPC) since 2009

Research Interests

  • Body/mind in learning and in therapy
  • Transformative interventions for adolescent wellbeing and resilience
  • Meditation, consciousness and psychotherapy


  • (2001). Book ‘The Heart of Listening: Attentional Qualities in Psychotherapy' Continuum, Sage  London
  • (2007). Young People, Spirituality and Mental Health, BPS Transpersonal Psychology Review 11(1) 2007  pp 80-90
  • (2007). Evocative cues and Presence: Relational Consciousness within Qualitative Research, International Journal of Childhood Spirituality, Vol 12 no 1 April 2007 pp75-82
  • (2005). Transformational Experiences in young people; the meaning of a safe haven, International Journal of Childhood Spirituality, Vol10 No 3  Dec 2005 pp 263-277
  • (2003). Psychotherapy: the art of relating? Psychotherapy Section BPS review September 2003
  • (2001). Ph.D. Psychology Thesis: Meditation and the Perception of Change in Long-Term Meditators: A comparison between meditators and psychotherapists Royal Holloway University of London
  • (2000). Evolution as a Subtle-ising Process: a qualitative analysis of reported changes..  BPS Transpersonal Psychology Review pp 50-61
  • (2000). Chapter 6 The Ecology of Shopping: A Transformational Experience in Serious Shopping ed. Baker A., Free Association Press.
  • (1999). The development of subtle perception and the potential for empathic understanding Consciousness and Experience Section Conference, p.9 Proceedings of BPS: February 1999
  • (1999). What do we mean by developing empathy and intuition? Counselling Vol 10, No 1 pp.45-48
  • (1997). Getting to the Heart of Things Transpersonal Psychology Section Proceedings of BPS
  • (1996). The He-art of Being, Journal of Existential Analysis 7.2 vo l6, Inhabiting Space: Some reflections on embodiment and space, Journal of Existential Analysis vol 5

Other Outputs

  • Numerous articles and lectures given at Research and Education centres in Berlin and India for Sahaj Marg approach to yoga, on contemporary aspects of Raja Yoga. 2006 -2012
  • Research to support funding  for LIFEbeat charity 2008
  • 1992- 2001 Consultancy and training for many institutions in local government, education and other parts of the public sector and health service in communication training, stress management, health education etc
  • Participation in joint European group on counselling needs for migrants. 2009

Conference Papers Given

  • Consciousness and Experience Section of the British Psychological Society 1999
  • Transpersonal Section of the British Psychological Society 2007 and 2001
  • International Association for Childhood Spirituality Malta 2006
  • Arts and Health Conference Northampton September 2009

Last updated: 01 March 2018