Christine gained a Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling from the University of Hertfordshire.
She has completed a Post Graduate Certificate in Supervision with the Open College Network and is a qualified Play Therapist.
She is a practicing integrative Counsellor with over 20 years’ experience of working in education (primary and secondary) and in private practice, working with people of all ages.
This is Christine’s 8th year teaching Levels 3 & 4 and she is looking forward to developing new creative experiential opportunities to facilitate the learning and vital self-development for more students and trainee counsellors.
Christine is a registered member of BACP.
Kate is an experienced person-centred therapist and supervisor with 16 years’ experience in agencies and private practice.
She has worked in drug and alcohol, schools and colleges, mental health and palliative care settings.
Kate has 6 years’ experience of delivering Counselling training at Levels 2 and 4.
Kate has a busy private practice and has a keen interest in trauma particularly with adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse as well as social diversity and social justice.
Kate is an accredited member of BACP.
Ann has many years’ experience working in both the public employment sector and voluntary sector with a strong focus on social inclusion and in developing and building resilience in clients and families.
Finding that some programmes failed to help the most disadvantaged, Ann retrained to be a counsellor with North Hertfordshire College, qualifying in 2005.
Ann has a certificate in creative person-centred supervision and a qualification in coaching and mentoring. She regularly undertakes more creative training to maintain her personal development which balances her interest in written policies and procedures and her enthusiasm for criteria.
Ann works part-time in a secondary school as senior therapist and also has a small private practice.
Ann is a registered member of BACP.
Jo is a BACP Accredited counsellor with 11 years’ experience. She has developed a specialism in bereavement through work in hospices and for Cruse Bereavement Care. She has experience in the management of counselling services and of delivering specialist training.
Jo has also worked at a women’s resource centre and for several years in private practise. She is also a supervisor and last year qualified to work with couples.
Jo is an accredited member of BACP.
Dawn has been in private practice as an Integrative Counsellor since completing her counselling diploma in 2020. She is about to embark on training to also become a clinical supervisor.
As well as working with a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, stress, relationship issues, childhood trauma and intrusive thoughts, Dawn also has considerable experience in supporting friends and family of alcoholics.
Dawn is passionate about the counselling industry having high-quality, qualified practitioners and enjoys facilitating students in gaining a deeper understanding of themselves and learning how they might be able to help others.
Dawn is a registered member of BACP.
Jane is a person-centred counsellor who initially studied and received her qualification through Marriott’s Counselling Academy.
Jane has a keen interest in working with mother-daughter relationships as well as people who may be experiencing symptoms of depression.
Jane runs her own private practise, and continues to also work for the mental health charity, Mind as well as a domestic abuse charity.
Before coming to counselling later in life, Jane has been a residential social worker working for Barnardo’s with 15 to 19 year olds, a primary school teacher and literacy tutor, tutoring children and young adults.
Jane is an accredited member of BACP and ACTO
Jamie has a Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling from the University of East London and is working towards her Supervision qualification with the University of Derby.
She has a background in teaching and also holds a PGCE and a Postgraduate Diploma in Mental Health Recovery and Social Inclusion.
Jamie works in private practise, specialising in working with those who have been impacted by sexual violence and abuse. She is also experienced in pre-trial therapy and works with both adults and young people aged 13 and over.
Jamie is a registered member of BACP.
Alison has been a tutor for 8 years, delivering CPCAB Introduction to counselling and level 2 courses and enjoys facilitating others learning process – to learn more about themselves, those around them and how they may also help others.
Qualifying as a counsellor in 2006, Alison has worked in a variety of settings, from education to charitable, youth and mental health organisations, incorporating working with clients from childhood through to adulthood with a variety of issues.
Alongside teaching, Alison currently works in private practice. She is largely person-centred in her approach, but also incorporates other ways of working into her practice.
She has a special interest in working with trauma, PTSD, attachment theory and identity issues and some of her subsequent training has incorporated these areas.
Alison is a registered member of BACP.
Linda is an integrative counsellor and soon to be supervisor, working in private practice. Her previous experience includes working within a CIC agency and a woman’s charity.
She started her journey with the CPCAB on level 2 and has completed level 2 through to level 5 diploma in psychotherapeutic counselling and level 6 certificate in therapeutic counselling supervision.
She has been a tutor for 2 years and has taught 3 x level 2 courses and 4 x level 3 courses, she has been teaching online for 2 years, and has successfully guided her students to completion on all of the courses she has taught.
She enjoys holding her students on their journey, and values humility and authenticity.
Linda is a registered member of BACP.
External Tutors and Consultants
We are delighted to work with many experienced and knowledgeable practitioners and the following tutors maintain ties with CCA as external consultants.
You might find them delivering workshops, contributing to classes, facilitating supervision or helping with our experiential All Academy days. We are also grateful for some of their “behind the scenes” contributions too!
Kim Barber (External Trainer)
Kim has a Diploma in person centred Counselling which she gained from North Herts College in 2001, she then went on to study for a diploma in supervision.
Kim has worked since qualifying, as a counselling practitioner and supervisor in a variety of settings; homeless centres and hostels, drug and alcohol services, NHS primary care, palliative care and private practice.
During the last 19 years Kim has stepped away from direct client work only briefly to follow her interest in managing counselling services in the NHS and social care.
Kim has a special interest in trauma, experience, integration and memory.
Kim is an accredited member of BACP.