Our volunteer counsellors have a wide range of skills and experience and we carefully match the most appropriate counsellor to meet your specific needs.
Each counsellor has a recognised certificate of competence. All our counsellors are either qualified or are at least two years into their training. Each counsellor is DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) checked and carefully selected before working with us. All counsellors’ work is supervised to ensure a completely professional, appropriate and ethical service.
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Terri is a founder Trustee of the NSCCP (North Surrey Community Counselling Partnership) now trading as ‘The Counselling Partnership’. She has a BTEC/HND Counselling Diploma and her theoretical approach has been mainly Integrative, with an emphasis on Person Centred Counselling with Psychosynthesis awareness. She has a background in PR, Conference and business administration and her early working experience was in politics, working professionally for the Liberal Parliamentary Party. She and her husband established Osborne & Collins Ltd, a family business that has been offering electrical services in Walton on Thames for over 40 years. Terri has also been involved in the voluntary sector in Elmbridge for more than thirty years and is a founder Director of ‘Elmbridge Community Link’, a charity that offers a unique range of activities for adults with learning disabilities. Terri has four children and five grandchildren and loves to spend time with her family.
Vice Chair and Treasurer
Trev is a chartered accountant who has experience across a broad range of sectors including software, mobile telecoms, and payments. Responsibilities within his roles have included finance, accounting, business planning, commercial negotiations, corporate strategy, legal affairs and company secretarial. He also has an accountancy practice helping SMEs and sole traders to make sense of their finances and to keep HMRC happy. When not working Trev will be continuing his education in the company of his four children, reading a good book, walking in the Surrey countryside, flailing about on the tennis court, de-stressing in the Hot Yoga studio, or running the line for his younger son’s football team.
Dr Ramesh Kapadia
Dr Ramesh Kapadia has started two charities both of which are still thriving. One is for the education of street children in Mumbai (www.vidya.org.uk ), which had children featured in the film by Danny Boyle, Slumdog Millionaire. He worked in education and has now retired but is still a governor in a local school. He has always had an interest in mental health which now has a higher profile. He lives in Long Ditton, Elmbridge.
After working in advertising and marketing in his 20s, Alastair enjoyed a brief career as a professional actor and theatre producer before becoming a househusband and father to Christopher. He retrained as a Performance psychologist, specialising in elite sport. He then qualified as an integrative psychotherapist, working with primary school children, an addiction centre and regular GP referrals. He is obsessed with cricket, plays golf regularly, and has returned to the stage with regular appearances in an experimental theatre company.
Suzanne has worked as a communications consultant for over thirty years, advising corporate and challenger brands on issues such as strategy formulation, corporate visibility, change management, B2B and internal communications. She also develops and delivers training workshops on topics including consultative sales and social selling. Suzanne is a qualified life coach and offers one to one and group coaching. When she is not working, she loves spending as much time as possible with her family. Suzanne also enjoys playing with the Rusty Racquets once a week at Walton tennis club. Joining TCP as a Trustee has met a long- held goal to be involved in the charity and non-profit arena.
Mary taught French before training as a counsellor and later as a supervisor. She worked for eight years on a day programme for people with drug and alcohol addiction problems. This included counselling, group facilitation and clinical supervision of volunteers and staff. Since then she has taught on the counselling degree course at Kingston College and been in private practice as a counsellor and supervisor. She supervised volunteer counsellors for The Counselling Partnership for ten years, recently retiring from this role.
Sara is a Pastoral Assistant with St Peter’s Church, which has been involved with the Counselling Partnership since the beginning; she acts as our link to the church. Sara is a self-employed book-keeper. When she isn’t working she can be found cheering Esher Rugby club, where she has been the Youth registrar for 15 years, or crafting where pre-covid she ran Hersham Craft Group which she hopes to be restarting soon.