Who are we?
Terri Collins – Patron
Terri Collins, HND in professional (integrative) counselling 1994 – 1998 Brooklands College.
Is a founder Trustee of the NSCCP – The Counselling Partnership’. Has a background in PR, conference and business administration, she is a Director of Osborne & Collins, a family run electrical and business services company based in Walton on Thames. Terri has been involved in the voluntary sector in Elmbridge for more than thirty years and is a founder Director of Elmbridge Community Link.
Lucy Selleck - Chair
I joined the Counselling Partnership two years ago and came on a training day on ‘Mindfulness’ and met some of the counsellors there.
I have worked as a couples’ counsellor with Relate for 20 years and have since set up my own private practice I have also raised funds for Relate and did some of their PR both locally and nationally. I have started to raise awareness of The Counselling Partnership and its value to the community.
The Chair’s annual statement given out at the AGM is available on request.
Priscilla Austen – Vice Chair
Priscilla Austen has a background in Human Resources and is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. She has lived in Elmbridge since 1980 and has been involved in the local voluntary sector for more than 15 years, most recently as Manager of the Elmbridge Volunteer Bureau (now Voluntary Action Elmbridge). Priscilla was a Trustee of Elmbridge Relate for four years and community member of Referral Order Panels with the Surrey Youth Offending Team. She is now a magistrate at Kingston.
Des O’Reilly B.Comm, FCA – Treasurer
Des is Chartered Accountant who has worked in practice with KPMG and has spent the last twenty five years in industry. He has been involved in multinational operations and has extensive experience of global transactions having worked in a number of countries.
Henry Woodhall – Secretary
Henry first came to work in Surrey in 1990. A trained social worker, Henry has worked in variety of mental health roles for Surrey Council Social Services, including Approved Social Worker. Henry is a Trustee of Cornerhouse Mental Health Resource Centre in Woking (www.cornerhousewoking.org.uk).
Barbara Cowin B.Sc (Hons)
Is Cllr for Walton North Ward and Portfolio Holder for Corporate Development for Elmbridge Borough Council. Having a background in psychology and teaching and being a former counsellor and supervisor the appointment to the Counselling Partnership as Trustee is an ideal role. Barbara has been a supporter of the Partnership since her election in 2008.
Ian Rose MBCI
Ian is recently retired and has over forty years experience of management in finance, administration and computing, including staff management, project planning, financial and risk management and, in the last few years, in senior management at Kingston University as their Risk and Business Continuity manager.
He also worked closely with members of the University trustees and gained experience of the input and expertise and the insight that they provided to a charitable organisation from the commercial sphere.
Ian also has many years working with volunteer and charitable organisations, and local amenity societies and was until last year a Churchwarden at St. Peter’s Church in Hersham.
Sue Bogie – Chair of the Clinical Committee
Sue worked as a Chartered Physiotherapist for 25 yrs, the last 15 yrs. part –time in a GP practice. She also work for Elmbridge Home- Start as a volunteer.
Sue’s counselling training started in 1989 with Sutton Pastoral Foundation, part of Westminster Pastoral Foundation(WPF), as a volunteer counsellor. In 1998 she qualified with WPF as a Post Graduate Psychodynamic Counsellor and was then in private practice and working in a London Hospital until 2008. Sue was a member of their Ethics Committee for 3 years. She joined the Counselling Partnership in June 2009.
Carol Riddington BSc, MSc, DMS, Phd – Operations Manager
As Operations Manager Carol is responsible for the non-clinical operations of the organisation, raising the awareness of the Counselling Partnership’s work within Surrey and fundraise for the charity.