The Course Team


These courses have been designed and written by practitioners who aim to give well-balanced courses in terms of knowledge and practicality, combining academic knowledge with the application and practice of using that knowledge skilfully for the benefit of the client. They are:

Dean-David Holyoake PhD. MSc. BA. BSc. PG Dip N . Dip CPC. Dip Child Psychol. RMN. PG Cert Ed.
Dean has been practicing as a Solution Focused Practitioner since 2000. He headed up the MA in Brief Solution Focused Therapy at the University of Birmingham, UK and currently a lecturer at the University of Wolverhampton.

Clive Whittaker MA (Counselling studies) BSc Psych PGCE Dip Life Coach
Clive was a founder member of People not Psychiatry and spent 25 years in secondary education before becoming a Solution Focused Practitioner in 1999, since then working in private practice, schools and the health service. He is the vice-chair, senior counsellor, trainer and supervisor at Change.

Eva Golding MSc. MA (SFBT), BSc. (Hons), Dip Art (fine art), Cert. Ed
Eva is a lecturer teaching Psychology and Counselling. She is also a counsellor, trainer, mentor, course director and committee member at Change Birmingham Brief Therapy.