Dr Steve Killick
I use storytelling in my work as a Clinical Psychologist and I use psychology in my storytelling. As a writer, I write stories and also about the applied uses of storytelling in health and education contexts.
As a performer and/or workshop facilitator I have worked with schools, universities and many festivals including Glastonbury and Beyond the Border, Scottish & Singapore International Storytelling Festivals. I began my career as a Circus and Street Theatre Performer before going onto train as a Clinical Psychologist where I have always been interested in the use of the creative arts in health and well-being. During the 1990's I produced a series of films about psychological health and child development issues. As well as storytelling I am an experienced trainer and conference presenter particlarly on subjects related to the mindfulness psychologies; emotional literacy, positive psychology and third wave CBT approaches. I have run workshops on storytelling and metaphor in therapeutic approaches and/or storytelling skills for the British Psychological Society, the Anna Freud Centre, The Universities of Cardiff, Edinburgh and Bristol amongst others. Much of my current works includes using storytelling in developing emotional literacy, healthy attachment and working with loss and developmental trauma.
I am a freelance Storyteller and Clinical Psychologist in independent practise and Clinical Lead for Barnardo's Child & Family Bereavement Service in Cardiff. I have written many books and papers particularly on using storytelling including 'Telling Tales-Storytelling as Emotional Literacy' with Taffy Thomas and 'Building Relationships through Storytelling' for The Fostering Network.
Visiting Fellow with The George Ewart Evans Centre for Storytelling at The University of South Wales
Storyteller-in-residence, ABMU Storytelling in Health Conference, 2017
BPS chartered and HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist
Honorary Senior Tutor - School of Psychology, Cardiff University.
Creative Consultant for Cat Weatherill's Red Energy Theatre
Member of Equity
Member of the Board of Trustees for Beyond the Border International Storytelling Festival