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Outstanding Student Development Awards

Each year at LC&CTA the students and the tutor team vote to award either an individual or course group our OUTSTANDING DEVELOPMENT AWARD.

Winners 2016

There were a number of Award Winners this year for Research and Outstanding Development. Please congratulate all those below!

Awards 2016
Awards 2016
Awards 2016

Winners 2015: Simon Woods and the HPD Class

Whilst the whole class of 2015 was voted by students and tutors be this year’s winner of the Outstanding Development Award, Simon Woods was voted to be the individual winner.


The class was highly successful in its research endeavours with 4 sub groups being accepted to present their research at the BACP Annual Conference. A National award was given to one Research Paper by the CPCAB in conjunction with the BACP (see Student Success Page).

Simon Woods

Simon proved to be a highly successful student giving his all to both his personal and professional development which was honoured by both his peers and tutors alike.

LC&CTA congratulates all our students for their hard and successful work over the last two years!

Winners 2014: Anna Neophytou & Jonathan Estwick

Anna and Jonathan were our 2014 joint winners voted for by peers and tutors.


Anna Neophytou and Jonathan Estwick

Their outstanding achievements included:

  • Distinction Grade HPD in Counselling Qualification
  • Distinction Grade in their Sub-Group Research Projects
  • Professional development to a highly effective standard
  • Profound personal development of an outstanding nature

We welcome Jonathan and Anna to their professional status as Counsellors and look forward to working with them as peers in the future.

Outstanding Achievement Awards 2014:
Pauline Ross & Angelo Brieussel

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Pauline Ross (left) and Angelo Brieussel (right)

Winner 2013: Dave Webster

Dave was voted by his peers and tutors to receive this annual student award.


Dave is seen here with his HPD in Counselling Research Project Group

His outstanding achievements included:

  • Distinction Grade HPD in Counselling Qualification
  • Presenting with sub-group peers at the BACP Research Conference 2013
  • Profound personal development of an outstanding nature

We look forward to working in conjunction with Dave in his newly acquired professional status as a Person-Centred practitioner and congratulate him on all his current success.

Winner 2012: Frances Harry

The winner of our ‘Outstanding Development Award 2012’ was Year 2 HPD in Counselling student, Frances Harry.


Middle: Frances Harry seen here with her HPD Lead Tutors Delia Edwards and Chris Brown

Voted for the award by her student peers and counsellor trainers, Frances’ achievements included:

  • Completing her qualification with an Overall Distinction Grade.
  • Co-authorship of the Group Research Project/Paper "Can clients with Narcissistic Personality Disorder enter into an empathic relationship?"
  • Co-presentation of the above research project at the BACP National Research Conference in May this year.
  • The development of both leadership and partnership group skills.
  • Profound personal development and philosophical transformation; Frances stated "I now know how to love and be loved in return".



Seen here with a number of their tutors - from left to right: Natasha Carville, Liz Rees and Sue Eldridge

Winners 2011: The HPD in Counselling Class


The 2011 Winners of the LC&CTA Outstanding Devlopment Award went to the HPD in Counselling Class of 2011.

The class won the award for achieving the following as a group:

  • 3 Group Research Papers being accepted by and presented at the bacp National Research Conference in May 2011.
  • A brief smmary of research finding being published in 'Therapy Today'.
  • 4 Outstanding Acheivement Awards being won by members of the cohort.
  • 10 overall Distinction Grades being awarded on qualification.
  • 10 overall Merit Grades being awarded on qualification.
  • The cohort's collective movement toward personal and professional development and reflective counslling practice.

Winners 2010: Ambrose Gillham & Linda Hafez

These two students were our joint 2010 winners of the Outstanding Development Award voted for by both class peers and tutors.

Ambrose Gillham
Ambrose developed in many ways both personally and professionally during his 2 years of study on the foundation courses we offer. He has now been accepted to train to become a Counsellor and will be a student on our Higher Professional Diploma course starting in September 2010.

Linda Hafez
Linda overcame many personal difficulties whist training to become a Counsellor on the HPD in Counselling course but her commitment to her personal and professional development never wavered. Her achievements include:

  • Becoming a successful Study Buddy with us and being accepted onto a Teacher Training Programme at Lewisham College; she will begin this training in September 2010.
  • Being offered a professional post at her Training Agency on becoming a qualified Counsellor.
  • Gaining an overall Distinction Grade in the Higher Professional Diploma this year on qualifying.

Winner 2009: The Whole Diploma Class

Gemma and Jacqui accept the cup

This year the entire HPD in Counselling Class of 2009 were presented with our Outstanding Development Award. This group of 20 students acheived a great deal both as individuals and as a group. Their many successes included:

  • Winning acceptance to present 2 Group Research Projects at the BACP National Research Conference held in Portsmouth during May 2009; one of these projects was rated by the attending delegates to be in the top three presentations at the conference.
  • 14 students passed the course with an overall Distinction Grade and 6 students passed the course with an overall Merit Grade; phenomenial results.
  • 2 students decided to continue with their studies as newly qualified counsellors and were directly accepted by the same University to proceed onto an MA in Counselling & Psychotherapy course of study.
  • 4 students were offered part-time/sessional employment at their training placements as they qualified which demonstrates the extremely high levels of professionalism and skill these students had attained during the training process.
  • With her Professional Counsellor Qualification under her belt, another student applied for a managerial position in Youth Work (her area of expertese), successfully winning the post. She considerably increased her salary and sphere of responsibilty and will be providing an exciting new multi-disipline service for young people who are experiencing difficulties in their lives.

All 20 students received an LC&CTA Award Certificate which, along with their publicly presented research work can be added to their CVs, thus greatly enhancing their achievement dossier.

Winner 2008: Martin Williams

For his dedicated move toward excellence and for commitment to his studies, dyslexic student Martin Williams won the award in 2008.

Martin’s achievements included:

  • Obtaining an overall Merit Grade for his final assessment in the Higher Professional Diploma in Counselling.
  • Co-authoring the research paper: ‘Is spirituality an aid to recovery from addiction?’
  • Winning a place to present the above mentioned research paper at the BACP National Research Conference in 2008.

Martin now works as a sessional counsellor for the Enrichment Team at Lewisham College.

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