Where are they now?
Jacqui Neil is considering embarking on teacher training in order to become a counsellor/trainer in the fullness of time and is currently working as a counsellor in a South East London agency.
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'.
Lisa Bent and Tony Donohue
Lisa Bent and Tony Donohue achieve their Masters Degrees in Counselling & Psychotherapy.
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.
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.
Since qualifying in 2011 Kamilah has gone on to achieve a Honours degree in Counselling. In 2012 Kamilah set up The Oakview Practice for counselling and psychotherapy based in West London. As well as working in private practice Kamilah works for a women's domestic violence charity as a person centred therapist. In addition to this Kamilah has created and facilitated therapeutic workshops for youth offender institutions. Since presenting a research paper on dieting and eating disorders at the BACP conference 2011 with LC&CTA, Kamilah has taken her interest in research further by undertaking a literature review looking into the counselling provisions for bulimia nervosa for her undergraduate degree, in which she received a 1:1. Kamilah continues to work with young people delivering therapeutic enrichment workshops based in Carnaby Street London, in conjunction with local London Councils.
Leon Gayle works as a counsellor with male offenders.
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.
Candy Fathers is in the final year of taking her Certificate in Education and is a Tutor at LC&CTA. She also works as a counsellor for two South London Counselling Agencies.
Stuart Cameron works with male perpetrators of domestic abuse and supports their partners/ex partners.