Counselling, Psychotherapy and Applied Social Sciences

Emotional geographies

People's emotional lives impact upon how they interact with and within the places they move through every day. In turn, the way space has been organised and places shaped can impact upon people's emotions.

Our work examines therapeutic and anti-therapeutic aspects of landscape, attachment to place and the emotional impacts of moving through space, including migration.

We also speak from counselling and psychotherapy to the fields of geography and environmental studies providing insights into research methods, contributing to geographical understandings of trauma, psychoanalytic theory and emotions, and engaging counselling theory to environmental issues.


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Academic staff who work and study within this research theme.