Where are they now?
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.
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.
Lyla Smith-Abbas qualified in 2009, works as a Drama Therapist and as a Counsellor for LC&CTA as well as currently being engaged in setting up an exciting Diversity Counselling project which is seeking government funding.
Lisa Bent works as a counsellor for a South London Counselling Agency and is in the process of completing her Masters Degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Tony Donohue is currently taking his Masters Degree in Counselling & Psychotherapy and continues to work as a counsellor for a South London Agency.
Lynne Stephens qualified in 2008 works for Quaggy Community Counselling Service as a counsellor and as a Skills Facilitator and Tutor for LC&CTA. Lynne also has her own Private Practice.
Serena Mullings qualified in 2009 and now works as both a sessional counsellor for LC&CTA and is the manager of an extensive multi-discipline project facilitating young offenders to turn their lives around.
Tony Taylor now holds his Certificate in Education and works as a Tutor for LC&CTA and is a sessional counselling at a South London School and Counselling Agency.
Manda Glanfield works in a number of Agencies as a counsellor and assisted LC&CTA in developing its Public Relations Policies and Profile. She has now developed a ‘gardening therapy provision’ at a Counselling Service based in Chatham, where she works one-to-one with young people. It’s another way to invite a relationship-based therapeutic encounter to unfold. Loads of metaphor; clients get to grow their own vegetables etc - life/death, growth/loss, success/failure, the hidden, the unexpected, cycles. However, Manda writes “I am a Chris Brown protégé, person-centred in my heart, so the psychotherapeutic work comes first and the garden second!”
Tim Walker qualified in 2009 continues to work for the Cassel Centre as a Counsellor and as a Charity Manager assisting people with Learning Difficulties.