The Revd Dr Adam Scott CPsychol

Tutor in Ministerial Formation

Adam is a member of the Northern College staff team. He is an ordained URC minister and a chartered psychologist. He teaches reflective practice and is responsible for the ministerial formation programme at Northern College. Adam has a particular research interest in self-care, psychological resilience, mindfulness and humanistic approaches to psychotherapy. He lives in Manchester with his husband and two dogs and is active in the life of the North Western Synod of the URC.


Scott, A.J., and Adam, K. (2017). ‘Mindfulness based cognitive therapy’. In C. Feltham, T. Hanley, & A.W. Winter (Eds.), The Sage handbook of counselling (pp. 246-251). London: Sage.

Hanley, T., Cutts, L. and Scott, A.J. (2016). 'Humanistic approaches to pluralistic therapy'. In W. Dryden, & M. Cooper (Eds), Handbook of pluralistic counselling and psychotherapy (pp. 95-108). London: Sage.  

Scott, A.J. (2013). ‘How to skin a cat: A case for and against the use of mindfulness based cognitive therapy in pluralistic therapy.’ Counselling Psychology Review, 28(1), pp. 81-90.

Hanley, T., Cutts, L., Gordon, R. and Scott, A.J. (2013). ‘Research informed therapy’. In G. Davey (Ed.) Applied Psychology. London: BPS Wiley Blackwell.

Scott, A.J. (2012). Book Review: Faith, hope and therapy: counselling with St. Paul Counselling Psychology Review, 27(1), pp. 77 – 78.

Scott, A.J. and Hanley, T. (2012). ‘On becoming a pluralistic therapist: A case study of a student’s reflexive journal’. Counselling Psychology Review, 27 (4), pp. 28 – 40.

Hanley, T., Cutts, L. A., and Scott, A.J. (2012). ‘Where does all the research go? Reflections on supporting trainee-applied psychologists to publish their research’. Counselling Psychology Quarterly, 25(3), pp. 201-210.