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 and HPL work in 2009-10 & 2010-11. 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) - now part of USW Therapy services. 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).

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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



  • MA Art Psychotherapy (Course Leader), teaching across Therapeutic Studies courses, incl. PG Dip Counselling Children and Young People, MA Music Therapy, MSc Play 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
  • Current PhD study - creativity, pluralism and HE
  • Development of Helen Kegie Centre and USW Therapy
  • development of National Curriculum for Counselling Young People 11-18 (BACP) 2011