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The Team

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Anne Turnbull

Director of Counselling Services and Training

Anne is a qualified counsellor with a degree in Psychology. With a team of dedicated professionals, Anne delivers counselling services in schools to adults, children and young people. She is an established trainer and has taught counselling qualifications from Introduction to Diploma Level. Anne works in Primary and Secondary Schools and has experience of working in an Alternative Education Unit.

Anne is a qualified supervisor and provides Professional Supervision for staff in schools and Clinical Supervision for qualified counsellors. Anne will be applying for BACP Accreditation in 2015.

Carole Cutting

Senior Counsellor, Trainer and Supervisor

Carole is a BACP Accredited counsellor working with adults, couples and children aged 5 – 16. She is experienced in general counselling such as bereavement, domestic violence, relationship/family issues, childhood issues, anxiety/stress and children with emotional problems. Carole has experience of working with families in a Tier Two Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) and with disaffected young people in a Pupil Referral Unit.

Carole is a qualified supervisor delivering Continuing Professional Development groups for support staff, Clinical Supervision for qualified counsellors and Professional Supervision for school staff.

Martin Thomas

Counsellor and Trainer

Martin is a qualified counsellor who aims to be primarily Client Centred in his approach with counselling children and adults though he does seek to use other complementary skills for certain parts of the counselling relationship. Martin has worked in various forms of Mental Health as a volunteer and a Professional for 20 years. He has taught counselling skills and theory to adults using the CPCAB model and has also supervised counsellors.

In the early 90′s Martin was in a group of volunteers who emerged as one of the authentic western witnesses of the bombing of Baghdad which is where he learned to appreciate the symptoms of traumatic stress in young people which can also occur here in peacetime Britain.

Lee Mason

Counsellor and Trainer

Lee is a qualified counsellor working with adults, young people and children aged 5-16 in primary and secondary schools. She has experience in general counselling such as bereavement, relationships, family/childhood issues, anxiety/stress management and children with emotional problems as well as separation anxieties.

Lee is a volunteer counsellor for Macmillan Dove which specialises in bereavement counselling and works as an in-house counsellor at a local secondary school. Lee is particularly interested in attachment, self harm and eating disorders and enjoys using creative therapy in her work with clients. Lee would like to do further training in working with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and will be applying for BACP Accreditation in the near future.

Waldo Hechter

Business Manager

A constructive, committed and meticulous strategic business manager, who possesses specialist knowledge within the private, public, education and local authority sectors. I deliver strategic business support in order for Anne to deliver a unique and quality service.

Claire Webb


Claire is a qualified counsellor with a degree in Psychology who works with both young people and adults. Claire has experience working within a Tier Three NHS service as an Honorary Counsellor at a local Drug and Alcohol Service (CDAS) and is a Voluntary Counsellor at Thurrock MIND. She has a background in Mental Health having volunteered within the NHS and various charity organisations, including supporting art groups, bereavement groups, and working on an anxiety helpline.

Claire has experience working with substance misuse and related issues, bereavement, anxiety and panic, and childhood trauma. Claire would like to train further in Art Therapy and aims to work towards BACP Accreditation.

Lesley Ross


Lesley is a qualified integrative counsellor working with young people in a secondary school. She has experience in general counselling, such as bereavement, depression, relationships, anxiety and stress/anger management, as well as emotional problems.

Lesley was a volunteer counsellor for MacMillan Dove, which specialises in bereavement counselling. She is also a volunteer counsellor for Thurrock Mind, working with clients with a variety of problems.
Lesley is keen to undertake further training in Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. She is currently working towards BACP Accreditation.

Tope Abulude


Tope is an integrative counsellor who works with both young people and adults. He has had experience of helping with a wide range of client problems for example stress, anger management anxiety,coping with change, depression, relationship breakdown, bereavement, panic attack, self esteem issues, work related stress and bullying.

Tope has worked with Macmillan Dove which specialise in bereavement counselling and related issues and currently volunteers as a counsellor with Chelmsford Mind. He is working towards his BACP accreditation.