Service Team

Lesley Wilson MSc is a Psychotherapist, Supervisor and BACP Accredited Counsellor, she is a qualified IAPT  Counselling for Depression Practitioner, Trainer and Supervisor, she is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.  She has over 22 years of experience in the field of psychological therapies and divides her in Private Practice as a Therapist;  Supervisor and Trainer; writing and delivering training and for The University of Central Lancashire, Warwick University and various Charities throughout Lancashire.   She previously worked as a Senior Lecturer with the University of Central Lancashire for over 10 year; she also has clinical experience of working within Voluntary, Private and Statutory Services. Her experience is grounded in working therapeutically with adults and children and therefore her practice integrates a number of theoretical models.  Lesley has been designing and delivering training for the past 20 years, she believes that all individuals have a wealth of intrinsic abilities which when explored and acknowledged encourage emotional growth and psychological well-being.


Catherine Lawson, Clinical Lead for Schools: qualified as a Counsellor in 2010 then as a CBT Therapist in 2011. In 2017 she qualified as a Clinical Supervisor, currently working mainly with therapists and school staff, although she has experience and is open to working with all individuals from different professions. Her work integrates the Hawkins & Shohet and Page & Wosket models and Catherine has a high regard for the uniqueness of each supervisees style of working.


Catherine is a Senior Accredited member of the National Counselling Society and a registered member of the BACP. She has over 33 years’ experience of working in education settings, varying from primary, secondary and FE college's in both main stream and SEN settings, where she has provided supervision for adults and counselling to staff members and children.


Catherine's specialist knowledge of working with children in 1-1 settings and groups has ensured that she is trained to offer various techniques including, mindfulness, relaxation and creative materials to explore issues which impact emotion, thought and behaviour. She offers skills and qualities to create a safe and confidential place for clients to explore issues and listen without judgement.


Catherine has recently trained and has an ongoing interest in EMDR, she is now able to offer sessions to both adults and children. EMDR is a model of therapy designed to work with a variety of issues, including: PTSD, flashbacks, upsetting thoughts or images, depression, anic tacks and anxiety.


If you would like to contact Catherine, her details are as follows:

Telephone: 01282 611186, Mobile: 07505 354318, email:




Ken Mitchell, Counsellor and Supervisor (MBACP Accred)

I have 25 years experience of working with people in the helping professions; children, young people, group work, families, relationships, people with disabilities, mental health and the last 8 years, as a professionally qualified Counsellor, and more recently a Supervisor. I have a gentle passion for people and I will meet you wherever you are on your journey with a desire to try and help and equip you further. I use an Integrative approach with you at the centre, encouraging at your pace, an exploration and enlightening; a shared venture.

                      Tel: 07956 825422    E:

Mary Kinsella is a Qualified Nurse, Counsellor and Teacher. Her experience spans more than 36 years of work in Health Care and includes work in Hospitals in many parts of England and a short time working in Canada. She also has several years experience of working in a Hospice where she established an Education Unit and worked as a Teacher and Nurse Aromatherapist. As a counsellor she worked in General Practice for approximately 4 years, seeing clients on a sessional basis. Mary has also had the experience of setting up a Bereavement Counselling Service in a large NHS Trust in addition she worked, in a voluntary capacity, with patients and relatives as a counsellor in a hospice. Mary has had around 30 years experience in teaching and facilitating groups in a variety of settings including Hospitals, Hospices, Colleges and Universities. She has a keen interest in bereavement care and complex communication issues.


Based in Lancaster; Richard Davis has worked as a counsellor/psychotherapist since 1995 in a number of settings and in private practice, providing therapy, training and clinical supervision.  A UKCP registered Integrative Psychotherapist, he is also IAPT accredited in ‘Person Centred Counselling for Depression’ as a practitioner and as a supervisor. I have worked as a Senior lecturer in counselling/psychotherapy since 2004-2019 at a regional university.


"My supervision approaches are based on Hawkins and Shohet (2012) and Page & Wosket’s models of work (2001)."


“The planet does not need more successful people.  The planet desperately needs more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers, and lovers of all kinds.”

Dali Lama



Helen Regis qualified as a Professional Counsellor in 2008, graduating from the University of Central Lancashire and is a member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy.

Although she works primarily using the person-centered approach, with the training and experience she has gained from working with various Charitable Organisations, her work has become more integrated. Helen recognises the benefit of having an holistic approach to good mental health and is

also qualified as a Reiki Practitioner.

She has worked with all age groups but the majority of her work has been with Children and Young People aged 4 to 25 years. Her more recent position as the Children’s Service Manager for a Counselling Charity in South Manchester has seen her overseeing work in different School Settings as well as within the Community. Over the years, Helen has recognised the need for support for school staff and provides supervision and group workshops for self-care, stress and anxiety.


To book an appointment or discuss any of the above, please contact 07834 379026

Helen Lewin is a Person-Centred Counsellor who is working towards accreditation with BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy). Helen has 30 years of experience working with adults, children and families. She currently divides her time working in a mainstream school supporting the emotional wellbeing of children and their families, working therapeutically with children in a pupil referral unit and her private counselling practice. Helen also works therapeutically  with adults and young people and has experience in working with a wide range of presenting conditions and with people in varying circumstances.

 It is Helen`s experience that once the person who comes for counselling feels safe within the relationship they are able to explore their thoughts, feelings and behaviours freely from their own point of view. This helps identify what is causing the disturbance within them and supports the process of working towards positive change and a more peaceful state. Feedback from clients is that they find the experience of person-centred therapy sessions with Helen supportive and non-threatening. They are in control of what to share during their sessions and they experience having her by their side offering understanding and acceptance.



Tel; 07434391959



Michelle Williams is a Person-Centred Counsellor with experience of working with adults and children in both primary and secondary school settings.  She also works closely with families and has completed Filial Therapy training.

Michelle is currently working towards accreditation with BACP.

Whilst the Person-Centred philosophy underpins Michelle’s work, she integrates concepts from existential and creative arts therapies.

Michelle believes relational honesty is central to the healing process.

Tel: 07709302835


*Jenny De-Maine is a Senior BACP Accredited Therapist, she has been offering therapeutic interventions with individual clients, psycho-educational and therapeutic groups for over 19 years.   Her training has included humanistic approaches: Person Centred Model and Transactional Analysis, she has also experienced training within the Psychodynamic paradigm with a particular focus upon group work.  Jenny has spent most of her career working with The Priory Hospital with an adult client group who have a range of mental health issues.  She has specialised in a number of areas however, her main expertise is in the field of addiction and recovery, she currently works with clients and their families to support them as they reflect, explore and develop healthy lives and remain in recovery.  Jenny believes that all individuals are capable of making the changes needed to lead fulfilling and healthy lives.  Her vast experience allows her to offer without judgement a space for the clients and their families to explore, understand and make choices which encourage health and balance.  Jenny also has experience in effectively managing depression and anxiety, she encourages self awareness in her practice and the idea that building confidence through therapeutic intervention and an awareness of family scripts is central within her clinical practice. 

*If you want to contact Jenny directly her telephone number is: 07903069662

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