Where are they now?
Martin Williams qualified in 2008 now works as a sessional counsellor for the Enrichment Team at Lewisham College and as a Mentor for the Stephen Lawerence Centre in Deptford.
Michelle Denny Brown
Michelle Denny Brown is now employed by an Agency in London as a Counsellor researching Black African and Black Caribbean Men's access to sexual health advice and services, as a Helpline Counsellor for an Agency who supports those who have been sexually abused and she continues to work as a Counsellor in a South London GP Practice.
Mavis Larty works as a Learning facilitator for both a South London College and LC&CTA as well as continuing to develop her Private Counselling Practice.
Angela Sweeney qualified in 2008 set up and works as the Agency Manager of Quaggy Community Counselling Service.
Anne is a Person Centred Practitioner who is employed as a Counsellor and Group Co-Facilitator of a Woman’s Support Group at The TRYangle Project. This position allows Anne to work closely with both perpetrators of Domestic Violence (DV) and also their victims. She has gained extensive experience working with these client groups and believes the comprehensive, all-embracing studies she engaged in at LC&CTA gave her a solid personal and professional base that continues to stabilise her practice. Anne writes “My training at LC&CTA helped me to come to know how to adapt my way of working to meet my clients needs without compromising my theoretical and clinical views or corrupting my practice and philosophy. My training also assisted me in knowing how to give more of myself without ‘burning out’. I thank my LC&CTA Trainers for helping me to mould myself into the person and practitioner I am and continue to want to become as I learn and develop more.”
Anne is a writer and poet and has assisted our Dramatherapist in delivering our Introduction to Dramatherapy Course.
Lisa Bent and Tony Donohue
Lisa Bent and Tony Donohue achieve their Masters Degrees in Counselling & Psychotherapy.
Since qualifying in July 2012, I have enrolled at UEL to begin my Masters in Counselling and Psychotherapy beginning in January 2013. I have secured two paid positions, first as a one to one counsellor one day per week in a rehabilitation hostel for people with addictions, seeing both clients and staff in need. The second is with Hertfordshire Probation Service, where I will cover East Hertfordshire, offering one to one counselling to referred offenders, and selecting and monitoring new counselling volunteers. My daughter and I have moved into our new home and we are both looking forward to what the future brings. Thank-you LC&CTA for all of your time, effort, compassion, care and love helping me to be the best me I can be.
Leon Gayle works as a counsellor with male offenders.
Gemma Deran is continuing to develop her private practice and her project idea working with young people in therapeutic groups. The latter is being set up as a Social Enterprise Company known as 'Chrysalis Creative Communities'.
Carey Buchannan works one evening a week as a counsellor for a community project in Clapham Junction that focuses on issues such as depression, anxiety, relationships and sexuality amongst other things; she will be starting a part time post with this Agency in a few weeks. Carey also works with Place 2Be at a school in Southwark and continues her employment as a social worker for 2 days per week.