The Team2018-01-05T12:00:24+00:00

Meet the team who deliver services for you

Anne TurnbullDirector of Counselling Services and Training
Anne is a BACP Accredited 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 Seceondary 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.

Lee MasonCounsellor 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.

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 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.

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.

Martin ThomasCounsellor 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 and has taught counselling skills and theory to adults using the CPCAB model.

Martin is a qualified supervisor providing Clinical Supervision for qualified counsellors and Professional Supervision for school staff.

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.