Senior Management

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Lissie Wright
Director

Lissie Wright (BA (Oxon), MA and Adv.Dip Integrative Psychotherapy, PG Cert CBT) Having trained at The Minster Centre she returned to teach in 2007, becoming Director of Training in 2010 and Director in 2014. She previously worked in a series of management, communications and research roles in the public sector. Lissie also runs her own private practice as a counsellor and psychotherapist near Cambridge. She has particular skills in working with survivors of domestic violence and with anxiety.

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Alyson Jaffe
Deputy Director

Alyson Jaffe (M.Soc.Sc. Clinical Social Work, Dip. Integrative Psychotherapy, PgCert in Learning and Teaching, Fellow Higher Education Academy) has over 40 years’ experience working in the fields of mental health, disability, psychotherapy and counselling. She works as a supervisor with Finalists and tutors on the Diploma in Supervision and the MA/PG Dip Professional Practice (Advanced Clinical Practice and Supervision) courses at The Minster Centre. Alyson runs a private practice working with individuals as well as providing supervision for therapists and trainees.

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Philip Reilly
Deputy Director

Philip Reilly (MA and Adv.Dip Integrative Psychotherapy) has more than 30 years’ experience working in hospitals, social services, community and residential settings and has held a number of senior management positions within the mental health sector. Philip teaches on the MA/Advanced Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy and the MA/PG Dip Professional Practice courses at The Minster Centre. He is also Counselling Supervisor at MIND in Barnet and runs a private practice as a counsellor and psychotherapist.

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Pascale Chaillet
Deputy Director - Finance and Operations

Pascale Chaillet (MSc Finance, Post-graduate degree in Strategic Business Management, Certified Change Management Practitioner, Supply Chain Professional, and Prince2 Practitioner) has a 27-year track record of advising for-profit organisations, devising, and embedding innovative strategies which delivered business efficiencies and growth. In 2014 and after a 3-year Shiatsu Practitioner training, she opened her Shiatsu practice in West London whilst delivering Strategic Business Transformation programmes for non-profit organisations and SMEs. She is passionate about holistic health and wellbeing and aims to support people to explore their whole selves, value their individuality while being open to a world of diversity, so they can thrive in life.

Training Committees

Pre-qualification Training Committee

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Vaughn Goldschagg
Head of Foundation Year

Vaughn Goldschagg (MA Integrative Psychotherapy) has taught at The Minster Centre since 2015. He has over 10 years' experience of working with survivors of domestic violence and abuse, addiction, facilitating groups and short term work place counselling. He is particularly interested in unconscious processes, attachment theory, neuroscience, integration and the importance of the therapeutic relationship. Vaughn runs his own private practice as a psychotherapist and supervisor in South West London.

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Emma Jack
Head of Foundation Year

Emma Jack (MA & Adv. Diploma Integrative Psychotherapy) has taught at The Minster Centre since 2015. Since qualification she has worked in the areas of personality disorder, trauma and dissociative disorders.  She is a specialist in working with survivors of extreme ritualised abuse and mind control in particular with dissociative identity disorder. She is particularly interested in attachment theory, neuroscience, unconscious processes and a relational approach. Emma is the Deputy CEO and Clinical Lead at The Clinic for Dissociative Studies. She is also a qualified supervisor and works as a supervisor on the Minster Centre MA.

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Mark Gullidge
Head of Fast Track Foundation

Mark Gullidge (MSc in Integrative Psychotherapy, PG Dip in CBT, PG Cert in Supervision, PG Cert in Groupwork) has worked at The Minster Centre since 2011, as a tutor, supervisor and group facilitator and presently as Head of the Fast Track Foundation course. Mark is particularly interested in integration, group work and supporting and developing personal process and practice. He also runs his own private practice as a psychotherapist and supervisor in West London.

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Nancy Browner
Head of Year 1 Professional Training and Head of Finalists (MA)

Nancy Browner (MA, PG Dip Integrative Psychotherapy) has been teaching at The Minster Centre for over 10 years, becoming Head of First Year in 2008 and Head of Finalists in 2018. She runs a private psychotherapy and supervisory practice in Oxford and has a particular interest in working with trainees and recently qualified psychotherapists and counsellors.

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Jenny Clark
Head of Year 1, Professional Training

Jenny Clark (MA Integrative Psychotherapy, Dip Integrative Supervision, Introduction to Group Analysis) has taught for 13 years at both the University of Hertfordshire and The Minster Centre. She is currently joint Head of First Year, teaching both Object Relations and Skills; is an ETG facilitator for the Fast Track Foundation and also a Live Assessor for Finalists. Jenny has a private practice in Hitchin for individual psychotherapy and supervision and is also a supervisor for two local counselling services.

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Anne Marie Keary
Head of Year 2 Professional Training

Anne Marie Keary is a Relational Body Psychotherapist (Chiron Centre for Body Psychotherapy). She has worked at The Minster Centre since 2010. She is currently the tutor for the Body in Psychotherapy module, Finalist supervisor and Head of the Second Year of training. Anne Marie has a special interest in working with issues around disability and childhood sexual abuse and facilitates workshops in these areas. She comes from a teaching background and works in private practice in Old Street.

Reena Shah

Reena Shah
Deputy Head of Year 2 Professional Training Head of Course Diploma and MA/PG Dip in Supervision

Reena Shah is a Relational Integrative Psychotherapist. She trained at the Minster Centre and has been a tutor across different year groups at CONEL College (North London) and at the Minster Centre since 2015.  She is currently the tutor for the Diversity module in the Second year, tutor on Foundation year weekends and Deputy Head of the Second Year. Reena is also Head of Course for the Diploma and MA/PG Dip in Supervision alongside Roshmi Lovatt (see below) as well as being part of the Research teaching team, and has a particular interest in autoethnography.

Reena has a specialism in working with trauma and childhood sexual abuse (currently working as a supervisor at One in Four), and has a particular interest in issues of difference and diversity, offering training elsewhere in this area.  She works in private practice in North London.

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Farah Cottier
Head of Year 1 MA / Year 3 Advanced Diploma

 

 

 

Farah Cottier (MSc, PGCE, Dip. Psych, Dip. Sup, PTSTA) is a highly experienced UKCP and BACP Senior Accredited Relational Psychotherapist, Clinical Supervisor and Examiner with a large psychotherapy and supervision practice in London with 20 + years' experience. Originally trained at Metanoia Institute in Transactional Analysis modality, her current way of working combines a Relational TA approach with contemporary psychoanalytic and psychodynamic theories through an Intersectional lens. She is a Year 3 Integration Tutor and teaches on Diploma, Supervision, MSc and MA Integrative courses across 3 UK training organisations most notably Metanoia Institute since 2016 and The Minster Centre since 2019. In 2021 she became Head of Year 1 MA / Year 3 Advanced Diploma. Farah is a UKCP Assessor and conducts Organisational Member Reviews (OMR's) as part of a team.

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Brigitta Mowat
Head of Year 1 MA / Year 3 Advanced Diploma

Brigitta Mowat (MSc, MA in Integrative Psychotherapy, Dip Integrative Supervision) has taught at the University of Hertfordshire between 2008-2016, and at the Minster Centre since 2011 as an ETG facilitator, supervisor, moderator and, since 2017 as  a tutor on the MA programme. Brigitta  is currently Head of  Year 1 MA / Year 3 Advanced Diploma. Brigitta has a private psychotherapy and supervision practice. She is an active member of the Climate Psychology Alliance (CPA) and writes about, and researches how psychotherapists engage with the Climate and Ecological Emergency.

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Julia Denington
Head of Finalists (MA)

Julia Denington obtained her MA/Dip in Integrative Psychotherapy from The Minster Centre in 2000. She has been teaching and supervising here for a number of years and was previously Head of the First Year. Alongside her current role as Head of Finalists she is a Tutor and Clinical Supervisor. Julia has specialist experience in working with young people and adults presenting with eating disorders and self-harming behaviours. She is a qualified supervisor and runs her own private practice as a counsellor and psychotherapist in Kew, Surrey.

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Dr. Angela Cotter
Head of Research

Angela Cotter (PhD, Dip Health Ed, BSc(SocSci), Dip Analy Psych (GAP), Cert Supervision (SAP)) is Head of Research at The Minster Centre and a Visiting Lecturer at Regent's University, London. She has recently co-edited a book Dementia: An attachment approach (2018). Her research interests include the wounded healer, narrative and experience near research methods and action research. Angela also runs a private practice as a Jungian analyst in South East London, incorporating aspects of energy psychotherapy and shamanism into her clinical work.

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Philip Wood
Head of Supervision

Philip Wood (MA. BSc. Dip Psych. Dip CBT) has taught at The Minster Centre for nearly 15 years. He has worked in the field of mental health for over 25 years; in both the NHS and in Private Practice in North London.

Post-qualification Training Committee

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Andrew Sutton
Head of Course MA/PG Dip Advanced Clinical Practice

Andrew Sutton (MA and Adv. Dip. Integrative Psychotherapy) is Head of Course on the MA/PG Dip in Advanced Clinical Practice in Psychotherapy and Counsellling and is also a lecturer and academic tutor on the MA/Advanced Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling, teaching the Third year ‘Contemporary Theories’ module. As well as teaching, he has provided clinical supervision and facilitated groups for several other training courses across a range of modalities and approaches. Andrew maintains a private psychotherapy practice in London and provides clinical supervision for therapists and trainees.

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Roshmi Lovatt
Head of Course Diploma and MA/PG Dip in Supervision

Roshmi Lovatt is an Integrative Arts Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor. She is currently a Live Assessor and Tutor at the Minster Centre and Head of Course on the Diploma and MA/PG Dip in Supervision alongside Reena Shah (see above). Roshmi’s two passions are to work in creative and embodied ways and to address issues of difference and power in psychotherapy. She has worked within the NHS with refugees, in independent foster care with foster families and looked after children, alongside work in corporate companies and private practice. She currently runs a private group practice in Milton Keynes, and offers trainings and workshops for organisations nationally and internationally.

Teaching Staff and Visiting Lecturers

Phil Anderson
Tutor: Personal and Clinical Integration, Year 3

Claire Asherson Bartram

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Clinical Supervisor; Dissertation Supervisor

Poppy Bannerjee
Tutor: Working with Domestic Violence, Finalists

Gloria Boadi
Experiential Training Group Leader, Year 1 and 2

Anja Boelkow

Anja Boelkow
Clinical Supervisor

Patricia Bonnici
Tutor: Research Proposals; Dissertation Supervisor

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Stephen Callus
Clinical Supervisor

Clare Cohen

Clare Cohen
Clinical Supervisor; ETG Facilitator, Year 2

Clare Colley

Clare Colley
Course Leader: Introduction to Counselling Skills; Tutor: Skills for Working with Trauma, Year 2

 

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Rajwinder daCosta
Experiential Training Group Leader, Year 1

Morica Daley

Morica Daley
Associate, Year 1 and 2

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Alex Dixon
Experiential Training Group Leader, Year 1

Jane Edwards

Jane Edwards
Clinical Supervisor

Fatuma Farah

Fatuma Farah
Tutor: Introduction to Counselling Skills; Process Group Facilitator, Year 3

Marion Fitzpatrick

Marion Fitzpatrick
Tutor: Time Limited Therapy, Year 2

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Anita Gaspar
Foundation Tutor

Harriett Goldenberg

Harriett Goldenberg
Experiential Training Group Leader, Year 2; Clinical Supervisor; Dissertation Supervisor

Rebecca Greenslade

Rebecca Greenslade
Clinical Supervisor

Patricia Grey
Course Leader: Introduction to Counselling Skills; Experiential Training Group Leader, Year 1; Tutor: The Body in Psychotherapy, Year 2

Chalrotte Holloway

Charlotte Holloway
Associate, Year 1

Rachel Jennings

Rachel Jennings
Clinical Supervisor

Meera Kapadia
Tutor: Working with Adolescents Weekend

Helen Kerridge

Helen Kerridge
Tutor: Humanistic and Existential Module, Year 1

Hyunho Khang

Hyunho Khang
Tutor: Contemporary Theories of Psychotherapy, Year 3

Jim Kuykendall
Tutor: Death & Bereavement Weekend

Will Leifer

Will Leifer
Clinical Supervisor

Beverley Lester

Beverley Lester
Tutor: Skills, Year 1; Clinical Supervisor

Catrina Lewis

Catrina Lewis
Tutor: Severe Presentations Weekend

Sophie Livingstone
Clinical Supervisor

Rosemary Lodge
Dissertation Supervisor

Anvita Madan-Bahel
Tutor: Diversity, Year 2

Christina Mason
Dissertation Supervisor

Andrew Miller

Andrew Miller
Tutor: Humanistic and Existential Module, Year 1

Anna Minogue
Tutor: Family and Belonging, Year 1

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Wanderley Moreira
Associate, Year 1

Anthony Ogoe
Experiential Training Group Leader, Year 2

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Dr. Shelia O'Sullivan
Tutor: Research Methods and Ethics

Karin Parkinson

Karin Parkinson
Tutor: Experiential Weekend Foundation; Tutor: Skills, Year 1

Mariana Panayides

Mariana Panayides
Foundation Year Tutor

Rosalind Pearmain

Ros Pearmain 
Tutor: Research Methods and Ethics 1 and 2, Year 2 and 3; Dissertation Supervisor

 

David Petherbridge

David Petherbridge
Experiential Training Group Leader; Process Group Facilitator, Year 3

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Tamar Posner
Dissertation Supervisor

Sophia Prevezanou

Sophia Prevezanou
Tutor: Transpersonal Approaches to Psychotherapy

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Kimcha Rajkumar
Associate, Year 1

Laura Sandelson

Laura Sandelson
Clinical Supervisor

Adella Shapiro
Tutor: Family and Belonging, Year 1

Gill Smith
Tutor: Skills for Working with Trauma; Year 2

Felicia Smith Kleiner

Dr. Felicia Smith-Kleiner
Research Tutor, Dissertation Supervisor

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Kelly Stewart
Research Tutor

Justyna Sulowska
Research Tutor

Hycinth Taylor
Clincial Supervisor

Bridget Townsend
Tutor: Working with Refugees

Leticia Valles
Tutor: The Body in Psychotherapy, Year 2; Tutor: Working with Erotic and Sexual Charge; Clinical Supervisor

Nicole Worrica

Nicole Worrica
Clinical Supervisor

Jake Yearsley
Tutor: Gender Diversity and Further Sexualities

Judy Yellin

Judy Yellin
Tutor: Contemporary Theories of Psychotherapy, Year 3

Neelam Zahid

Neelam Zahid
Course Leader: Introduction to Counselling Skills; Foundation Tutor

MCPS Team

Valerie Latham
MCPCS Coordinator

Michelle Campbell
MCPCS Support Officer

Management Team

Rory Page
Registrar

Miranda Boll
Training Administration Assistant

Polly Mortimer
Librarian

Leon John
Deputy Operations Manager
and Placements Officer

Melissa Brierley
Finance Assistant (Fees)

Alice Jackson
Reception and IT Support Officer

Betti Urmos
Admissions Officer

Geeta Gajwani
Learning Support Coordinator

Kara Reaney
Quality Manager

Stuart Bell
IT Manager

Naomi Weir
Reception Manager and IT Assistant

Deanna Hooper
Data and Programme Administrator

Elizabeth Thorrington
Admissions Officer

Justine Walsh
Operations Manager

Steven Zegarac
Finance Manager

Lance Tabraham
Moodle Support Officer

Gvette Shillingford
Reception

Robert Sookhan
Diversity and Inclusivity Support and Advocacy Officer

Board of Trustees

The Minster Centre’s Board currently comprises 13 Trustees who meet at least five times a year. The Board of Trustees reviews the organisation’s long term strategic aims and short-term objectives.

Our current board members are:

Nick Carley, Chair

Having begun his career in youth work and careers counselling, Nick Carley has over 25 years’ experience running small enterprises and since 2010 has been director of a research agency working with UK universities to better understand and improve all aspects of the student experience. He hopes to combine his commercial knowledge and skills with his interest in education and mental health as the new Chair of The Minster Centre board.

Malcolm Couldridge, Vice Chair

Malcolm Couldridge has worked as a Minster Centre-trained integrative psychotherapist and counsellor in private practice since 2002. Currently his practice is based in Harpenden, Hertfordshire. He is also an experienced social care trainer. Previously he worked for around 30 years in the social care sector (teenagers in care; children and adults with learning disabilities; out-patient and in-patient acute, intensive care and forensic mental health services) as a social worker, service manager and, latterly as an independent mental health advocate and advocacy service manager. During this time, he also facilitated parenting workshops and worked for some years as an NVQ Assessor. He has a degree in writing for TV and film. He writes poetry, lyrics and prose and plays guitar in his spare time.

Christopher Brooks, Treasurer

Chris Brooks is a Chartered Accountant having worked in the profession, distribution and engineering sectors. He then moved into the not-for-profit area as Finance Director and Company Secretary of a large Trade Association gaining 20 years experience. Since retiring he has acted as Trustee and Treasurer for two charities apart from The Minster Centre and he continues as a pension scheme trustee and a volunteer for Tax Help for Older People.

Judith Burnett

Judith Burnett is an executive coach and mentor, working in education, public bodies and charities. She was an academic sociologist for many years and then moved into management and leadership in UK universities. Today, she retains a keen interest in the sociology of generations and is a member of the British Sociological Association. Judith is a school governor and community journalist in Waltham Forest, East London.

Debbie Charles

Debbie Charles, M.A., is an Integrative/Transpersonal psychotherapist, clinical supervisor, trainer and facilitator with 25 years of experience, both in the UK and Canada. As a biracial therapist, Debbie is committed to equality, diversity and intersectionality within the psychotherapy field and to bringing awareness to the barriers that may prevent access to psychotherapy and counselling. She currently works in private practice in London and Wales.

Norma Clayton

Norma Clayton has spent most of her working life as a Human Resources professional, most recently in the not-for-profit sector. She has experience of working in charities supporting vulnerable older people and those suffering from mental health problems. As a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Management, she keeps abreast of legislative and regulatory change and good practice.

David Collins

David Collins trained at The Minster Centre before qualifying in 2013. He works as a psychotherapist in private practice, in Horsham, West Sussex, and in central London. Prior to training to be a therapist, David qualified as a Management Accountant in the 1990’s, working over many years as an accountant in a couple of large national charities, and for a private sector company working in the Arts.

Mark Gullidge

Head of Fast Track Foundation, Staff Representative

Hannah Joll

Minster Centre student, Student Representative.

Elizabeth Mpyisi

Elizabeth Mpyisi is a retired Barrister and a former United Nations human rights/refugee legal advisor. Over 25 years, her legal work brought her into examination of psycho-social effects of trauma, PTSD and torture of vulnerable populations. Currently Elizabeth's interest lies in the teaching and curating of Mindfulness Based Approaches to BAME Communities in the UK. She recently launched a charity providing assistance to minorities affected by the COVID-19 pandemic mindfulbame.network which focuses on the underlying psychological issues around Obesity, Diabetes, Hypertension and Lifestyle choices. Elizabeth is also a Trustee of the Desmond Tutu Foundation UK.

Gavin Sharpe

Gavin is a U.K. qualified psychotherapist, psychosexual therapist and executive coach. Gavin also trained with the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals and is a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT). Previously Gavin worked as a lawyer and entrepreneur in the City of London. Gavin lives and works in Monaco where he runs his own private practice working with individuals, couples and groups.

Sean Titley

Sean Titley is a Chartered Accountant (ACA) and Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) with wide experience of successfully using these financial and IT governance skills in managing and performing not for profit audits, projects and development work in the UK and internationally.

Lissie Wright

Director of The Minster Centre.

Susanna Wright

Susanna Wright is a psychotherapist in private practice in South and West Yorkshire. She trained at the Minster Centre 2007-2013 and has worked for Mind and IAPT services. Previously she worked in business development in the legal sector and and organised events in the music and charity sectors.

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