Meet the team who deliver services for you

Anne TurnbullDirector, Senior Counsellor, Trainer and Supervisor
Anne is a BACP Accredited counsellor with 12 years experience. With a team of dedicated professionals, Anne delivers counselling services in schools to adults, children and young people. She also delivers training to staff on mental health issues affecting children and young people.

Anne is a qualified supervisor and provides clinical supervision for qualified and trainee counsellors. Anne also works with the Local Authority providing counselling to Looked After Children in foster care and semi independent living.

Anne has a growing private practice and works from her office at The Beacon Centre in Chafford Hundred and is registered with a variety of insurance providers who refer adults, children and young people for counselling.

Anne has a particular interest in trauma and is training in EMDR to work with adults, children and young people and is working towards BACP Senior Accredited status.

Claire HallettCounsellor and Trainer
Claire is a qualified integrative counsellor working with adults, primary and secondary school age children. Claire has experience of working with anxiety, bereavement and loss, self esteem issues, anger management, self harm and relationship issues with a particular interest in attachment theory. Claire also enjoys working creatively with children to explore difficult issues and concerns.

Claire was a volunteer counsellor for an agency in Dagenham working with adult clients presenting with a wide range of different issues. Claire is looking to undertake further training in working with Eating Disorders and exploring Mindfulness.

Claire tutors Level 2 counselling skills and level 3 counselling studies courses and also works in private practice. Claire is working towards BACP accreditation.

Allison ClaughanCounsellor
Allison is a qualified counsellor working with adults and young people aged 11-16 in Secondary schools. She has experience in general counselling such as bereavement, relationships, family/childhood issues, anxiety, stress and depression.

Allison also has her own Private Practice where she also works with Couples, Individuals and young adolescents. She also enjoys integrating creative therapies into her practice.

Allison will also be applying for BACP Accreditation.

Christine RobinsonCounsellor and Trainer
I am a BACP Registered counsellor with 12 years experience in counselling work. My working experience lies within the NHS sector, private practice and education. I have experience of working with clients and issues such as anxiety/stress, abuse, bereavement, self-esteem, relationships and past/present issues.

I gained my PGCE teaching qualification in 2017 and teach Level 2 – Level 4 counselling courses in FE colleges and HE University.

Carole CuttingSenior 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 looked after children, 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 who has experience of delivering Continual Professional Development groups for support staff, Clinical Supervision for qualified counsellors and Professional Supervision for school staff. Carole also has her own private practice.

Lesley RossCounsellor
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.

Karen TootillCounsellor and Trainer
Karen is a member of the BACP. Karen has eighteen years’ experience working with children and young people and is a qualified counsellor with an HE Diploma in Counselling Children and Young People from Anglia Ruskin University. Karen began her journey in education, working as a teacher in secondary education before training to work as a qualified counsellor.

Karen has experience of working as a school counsellor in both primary and secondary schools. Karen offers clients the use of art, play and story telling as part of her practice and she works in a Person-Centred way, offering children and young people a safe space to process and understand their experience of life.

Karen has also worked with groups of children and teachers; delivering mental health and peer mentor workshops. Karen has training and experience of working with children with special educational needs and disabilities and aims to offer inclusive access to counselling for all children and young people.

Lee MasonCounsellor, Trainer and Supervisor
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 has worked in a variety of settings including Primary and Secondary Schools, the Macmillan Dove Bereavement Service, Thurrock Mind as well as Private Practice and also works as an in house counsellor for a local senior school.

Lee continues to keep updated with professional development to keep up to date with new methods of working. This has included Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness. Recently Lee had completed a workshop that focuses on PTSD within the Armed forces, and therapeutic art work. Lee will be applying for BACP Accreditation in the near future.

Dawn MaySenior Counsellor
Dawn is a BACP Accredited counsellor working with adults, couples and children. Dawn has experience in working with clients suffering with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and worked within the mental health sector for many years.

Dawn has experience in couples counselling, working with anxiety disorders, childhood/family issues, bereavement and many trauma focused issues including domestic violence. Dawn also works within schools and works with children, young adults and teaching staff on their presenting issues.

Dawn uses play therapy and CBT strategies and techniques within her role as well as talking therapy.

Andrew GardinerCounsellor
Andrew is a qualified person-centred counsellor working with pupils in a primary school. He is currently working towards BACP Accreditation. Alongside his counselling training, Andrew has over twenty years’ international experience working as a secondary school teacher. Over the past three years he has gained a breadth and depth of experience working with young people aged between 11-25 as a volunteer counsellor for Step Forward, an award-winning mental health charity based in East London.

Andrew has demonstrated that he can manage a diverse caseload and has supported clients who have presented with a wide range of issues including: anxiety and depression, trauma, sexual violence abuse, culture, identity and sexuality, difficulties within education, family and relationship issues, low self-esteem and confidence.

Andrew strives to be a progressive, ambitious and innovative therapist. Throughout his career he has made an ongoing and serious commitment to Continuing Professional Development. He has recently attended training on the impact of trauma on young people and negotiating endings in therapy.