About the Author
Richard Velleman is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist with Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust, and Professor of Mental Health Research at the University of Bath. He has a keen interest in evidencebased service development, and has founded and led statutory addictions services, a family and psychosis service, developed a national scheme to train volunteer counsellors, and worked as an NHS Trust Board Director. Dr Velleman has published over 200 books, chapters, and journal papers on a range of counselling and other mental health topics.
Sarajane Aris is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Head of Clinical Psychology for Adult Services South Derbyshire Business Unit, Derbyshire Mental Healthcare Services NHS Trust, and is also an Associate for the Healthcare Commission. She founded the Transpersonal Network for Clinical and Counselling psychologists and therapists in the UK, has been involved in organisational change and development work for Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust and other organisations, and has worked in an advisory and consultative capacity to the Cancer Help Centre, Bristol. She has contributed chapters to books on Consciousness, and Spirituality in Mental Health.