Where are they now?
Mavis Larty works as a Learning facilitator for both a South London College and LC&CTA as well as continuing to develop her Private Counselling Practice.
Robert Sookhan is currently studying at LC&CTA for his Counselling Supervisor Qualification and he continues to work in a variety of settings as a counsellor.
I have now had two years in the generic counselling service at HMP Brixton and two years in the anger management counselling service at Feltham HMP & YOI. I have also been working at Mind in Tower Hamlets & Newham counselling department since March 2010. I now run my independent practice based in Brixton specialising in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Person-Centred/Existential counselling. The issues I work with include anger, anxiety, addictions, bereavement, depression, eating disorders, panic attacks, relationship issues, sexual problems and phobias to name a few. I am also a Registered Member of BACP and The Association for Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy.
Gemma Deran is continuing to develop her private practice and her project idea working with young people in therapeutic groups. The latter is being set up as a Social Enterprise Company known as 'Chrysalis Creative Communities'.
Anne is a Person Centred Practitioner who is employed as a Counsellor and Group Co-Facilitator of a Woman’s Support Group at The TRYangle Project. This position allows Anne to work closely with both perpetrators of Domestic Violence (DV) and also their victims. She has gained extensive experience working with these client groups and believes the comprehensive, all-embracing studies she engaged in at LC&CTA gave her a solid personal and professional base that continues to stabilise her practice. Anne writes “My training at LC&CTA helped me to come to know how to adapt my way of working to meet my clients needs without compromising my theoretical and clinical views or corrupting my practice and philosophy. My training also assisted me in knowing how to give more of myself without ‘burning out’. I thank my LC&CTA Trainers for helping me to mould myself into the person and practitioner I am and continue to want to become as I learn and develop more.”
Anne is a writer and poet and has assisted our Dramatherapist in delivering our Introduction to Dramatherapy Course.
Candy Fathers is in the final year of taking her Certificate in Education and is a Tutor at LC&CTA. She also works as a counsellor for two South London Counselling Agencies.
Leon Gayle works as a counsellor with male offenders.
Serena Mullings qualified in 2009 and now works as both a sessional counsellor for LC&CTA and is the manager of an extensive multi-discipline project facilitating young offenders to turn their lives around.
Tony Donohue is currently taking his Masters Degree in Counselling & Psychotherapy and continues to work as a counsellor for a South London Agency.
Paul Badham is now employed by a London Borough as a Parent Worker/Counsellor; working with parents of teenagers (aged 11-17) providing early intervention support, 1:1 sessions and group work in order to avoid further social exclusion and family breakdown. Paul is managing and developing this new and rewarding project.