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Dr Ben Rumble

Teaching Fellow
+44 (0)1483 682945
21 AC 04



I work as a teaching fellow on the PsychD in Psychotherapeutic and Counselling Psychology.

Outside of this role I also work as a senior counselling psychologist with a secondary care community mental health team (Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust).

Research interests

My research and theoretical interests focus on the relevance of continental philosophy to therapeutic and research practices, particularly the work of Deleuze & Guattari, Merleau-Ponty and Levinas. I offer research supervision in both qualitative and post qualitative research. In terms of clinical presentations, I have an interest in trauma (including workplace trauma), embodiment and personality disorder.


Theoretical models of therapy: CBT

Group supervision (Year 3)

Identity and Ethics - the margins of therapy (Year 1)

Conference Presentations

Actual, Intensive, Virtual: Deleuze's three level ontology and psychotherapeutic practice. Paper presented to the 2014 Division of Counselling Psychology conference, London (20.6.14).

Multiplicity, emotion and cognitive therapy: A possible role for the philosophy of Gilles Deleuze. Paper presented to the 2013 BPS Consciousness and Experiential section annual conference, Bristol (7.9.13).

The embodied and affective interaction between client and therapist. Paper presented to the 2009 Division of Counselling Psychology conference, Warwick (9.7.09).

Approaching the therapist's body. Paper delivered to the 2008 Division of Counselling Psychology conference, Dublin (20.6.08).

My publications


Journal Articles

Rumble, B. (2010). The body as hypothesis and as question: Towards a concept of therapist embodiment. Body, Movement and Dance in psychotherapy, 5, 129-140.

Rumble, B. (2008). Knowing the brain, unknowing the body. Counselling Psychology Review, 23, 70-73.

Book Chapter

Rumble, B. Embodiment and somatoform distress: From symptoms to domains. In M. Milton (Ed). (2012). Diagnosis and beyond: Counselling Psychology Contributions to Understanding Human Distress. London: PCCS

Book Review

Rumble, B. (2014). Review of Koch et al. Body, memory, metaphor and movement. Amsterdam: John Benjamin's Publishing Company. In Body, Movement and Dance in Psychotherapy, 9, 53-56.