Blanka Hubena

  • Senior Lecturer - Therapeutic Studies
  • Faculty of Life Sciences and Education
Blanka Hubena

About Me

Course Leader, MA Art Psychotherapy; Senior Lecturer in Therapeutic Studies; 

Practising Art Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor. I have worked in the University since September 2010 (visiting lecturer, PG Dip Counselling Children and Young People) having completed some consultative work in 2009-10. I joined the University full time in January 2011 to establish and manage two counselling services; Primary Schools Counselling Project and Newport University Community Counselling Service (NUCCS). Since September 2013 I have been working full time as a Senior Lecturer and as an Academic Subject Manager in the academic subject area of Therapeutic Studies. Prior to joining University of South Wales, I worked for a number of children and adult mental health services, in both statutory and voluntary organisations. I also work in private practice (art psychotherapy and clinical supervision).

Skills And Qualifications

  • Art psychotherapy
  • Clinical supervision
  • Research methods
  • Competency - arts therapies
  • Creativity and leadership
  • Pluralism
  • Interprofessional learning
  • Pluralistic principles in HE pedagogy and practice
  • Early childhood trauma and reparative psychotherapeutic practice
  • Clinical practice with diverse populations
  • Attachment and trauma informed practice
  • Interests


  • MA Art Psychotherapy (Course Leader), teaching across Therapeutic Studies course, incl. PG Dip Counselling Children and Young People, MA Music Therapy, MA Counselling, PG Dip CBT, BA Creative and Therapeutic Arts;
  • Publications And Past Projects

  • School counselling service development & management, Wales
  • Research counselling clinic development and management
  • Contribution to the development of a strong professional profile of the Arts therapies in Wales through the Wales Arts Therapies Advisory Forum (WATAF), a representative body for Arts therapists living and/or working in Wales
  • development of National Curriculum for Counselling Young People 11-18 (BACP) 2011
  • Current PhD study - creativity, pluralism and HE
  • Development of Helen Kegie Centre and USW Therapy