Our Team

Ashby-de-la-Zouch practice

Kim Moreland
Office Administrator

Kim joined Futureminds in January 2019 as an administrator and works Tues, Weds and Thurs 11-3. Kin works in reception making appointments and helping clients choose the right counsellor for their needs. Kim also helps with general administration duties and office management. Kim is experienced in working within schools and helping develop and maintain efficient administration systems.

Abbie joined us in January 2019 as a volunteer Assistant Psychologist leading to a paid post a short while later.   Abbie has been a crucial part of the admin team as well as collating information for psychological reports, scoring psychometrics and supporting the clinical team.

Abbie recently qualified as an Integrative Psychotherapist having obtained her Masters degree at Staffordshire University.  Abbie now offers a wide range of therapeutic approaches to help clients meets their goals and move on with their lives.  Abbie has experience of working with a diverse array of clients and has particular interest in working with people struggling with anxiety, depression, bereavement and relational difficulties.

We are delighted that Abbie will be joining our team as an Associate offering appointments in Ashby and Redditch.

Sharon Chapman
Child/Family/Couples Counsellor

Sharon Chapman is a therapist; supervisor and trainer registered with British Association of counsellors and Psychotherapists, (MBACP 146922) and the Institute of Family Therapy (IFT) and is a Relate registered counsellor, trainer and supervisor. Sharon has over 20 years’ experience working with individuals, couples, families and young people with a wide range of difficulties.
Sharon is trained in psychodynamic counselling and systemic family therapy including Youth Access training for young people (11 to 18 years); specialising in relationships, parenting, family dynamics and recovery from anxiety problems, depression, bereavement and loss, trauma and attachment difficulties.

Sharon also works with young people and promotes emotional and mental well-being; including understanding family relationships, parents who separate, anxious behaviour, academic stress and self-harming.

Sharon now offers client appointments in our Ashby counselling rooms and works in accordance with BACP professional and ethical guidelines. These can be checked via the BACP website https://www.bacp.co.uk

Gill Brettell

Gill can offer to see clients who may be struggling with their thoughts and feelings relating to grief or bereavement.

Gill has experience working at a local hospice providing counselling and support to bereaved clients as well as individuals diagnosed with a life limiting illness.

Gill has experience of working with clients who may feel stuck and don’t know where to start. Considering counselling can be daunting but it can also be life changing. Gill also works with a range of specialities which include anxiety, depression, stress, self-esteem, coping skills, domestic abuse and violence, PTSD and trauma.

Sarah Allen

Sarah is a level 7 counsellor qualified in Person centred and pro-active counselling. She offers 1-2-1 sessions to adults and specialises in counselling children and young people using creative therapy and person-centred therapy.

Sarah (like all our counsellors) is fully insured and a registered member of the BACP. Sarah offers a safe and non-judgemental environment for clients of all ages to explore their issues in depth.

Training, qualifications & experience

Sarah is trained to a level 7 in Therapeutic counselling and a registered member of the BACP and her counselling experience in addition to her private practice, includes counselling adults in a voluntary setting as well as counselling children aged 5-18 within schools. Sarah has worked with a wide range of issues adults and children face today.

Sarah set up private practice in 2016 and since then has worked with a wide range of issues adults and children are facing. Sarah has experience counselling for Relate within there CYP sector and also CASY young peoples counselling service.

Sarah’s experience also comes from her role as Senior manager within the health and social care sector for the last 8 years.  Within this role Sarah has worked with ASD, ADHD and children in care.

-Inter-agency child protection.
-School counsellor workshop.
-Working with challenging behaviour using low arousal techniques.
-Understanding the Adolescent brain.
-Identifying domestic violence.
-Mental health.
-Suicide awareness.

– Complex trauma and attachment.
-Child protection.

Sarah has an up to date enhanced disclosure certificate.

Lucy O’Connell

Qualifications and Previous Experience:

Lucy is a person-centred counsellor able to work with individuals from the age of 14 upwards. She is passionate about working with people to develop and support their psychological well-being. Working alongside you, Lucy will seek to create a relationship that is supportive and safe, providing you with a space to really examine the issues that matter to you.

Lucy’s experience is predominately set within loss – from the loss of health, sense of self, a job, relationship, or bereavement. She has experience of working with health anxiety and trauma having worked within the cancer community for some time, based at a Leicestershire Cancer Charity. She also has a background working in the education sector and has a wealth of experience supporting children, young people, and adults.

Anna Finn

Anna became an Associate of Futureminds in 2017 working from our Ashby premises. Anna specialises in helping people Cope with Stress overload, with symptoms of Anxiety, Depression, Low self-esteem, Overeating and harmful use of drink, drugs and cigarettes.

Anna utilises Hypnotherapy, CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), NLP, EFT (Tapping), Mindfulness and EMDR. She is a fully qualified Clinical Hypnotherapist, and a member of General Hypnotherapy Standards Council and CNHC (Complementary and Natural Health Council), some of the largest, nationally recognised Hypnotherapy and Complementary Therapy professional bodies. She is also listed on the General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR).


Anita Redfern

Anita offers counselling in a private and confidential environment and will work with you to help you deal with any personal issues including relationships, anxiety, bereavement, abuse, work related issues and general unhappiness or dissatisfaction with life.

Anita works in a person-centred way which means helping you replica watches explore your thoughts and feelings in a non judgemental atmosphere where you can find your own truth, answers and way forward, the way that is right for you.

Sarah Gray
Play Therapist

Sarah has worked for 35 years with children, young people and their families and carers. Sarah is a Play Therapist, Systemic Practitioner, EMDR Therapist and Supervisor. Sarah uses a person-centred approach drawing on her experience to adapt therapy to suit the individual. Sarah works from her counselling rooms in Belper, Derbyshire and can offer an initial assessment if you are interested in accessing therapy or supervision.

Sarah became an Associate of Futureminds in 2017 offering play therapy to young people in residential care placed in Derbyshire.

Sarah Thorpe

Sarah works with adults and young people/children and their families. She specialises in family conflict/relationships, loss/bereavement, anxiety and depression.


Wendy Jealous
Chartered Counselling Psychologist / Systemic Psychotherapist / EMDR Practitioner

Qualifications and Previous Experience:

Wendy is a Chartered Counselling Psychologist, (Doctoral level) Consultant Child Psychologist, Systemic Psychotherapist (Family Therapist), EMDR practitioner (accredited) and Human Givens Psychotherapist.   Wendy is also accredited to be a facilitator for the Triple P Positive Parenting Programme, is trained in the Parent Child Game, Oregon multi-treatment-foster-care programme (MTFC), Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP) level 1 and Theraplay – level 1.

Wendy has over 20 years experience of working with children, families and individuals within the community as well as within social services, education and the health service. For several years prior to starting Futureminds Wendy worked as part of the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) as a therapist and Team Leader. CAMHS receives referrals from GP’s and other health professionals, teachers and social workers on a wide range of child and adolescent mental health issues such as anxiety, hyperactivity, school difficulties, anger issues and work with parents who are struggling to manage their children’s behaviour. Wendy is also experienced in working with foster carers and looked after children who can present with extreme challenging behaviour, young offenders, adults and children with learning disability and offers consultation and training to professionals working with young people such as teachers, social workers and school health advisers.

Wendy is experienced in working with adults and couples on a wide range of issues such as relationship breakdown, depression, anger and stress management, phobia’s, panic attacks, anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder, post abuse and difficulties with child and adolescent behaviour.

Wendy has worked for an autism service and whilst she no longer conducts assessments she is able to help parents manage any challenging ASD behaviours within a mild to moderate range.

Wendy has presented workshops at national conferences on a range of subjects and regularly writes for a local magazine on psychological issues

Wendy is registered with BUPA, AXA PPP, Pru(e) Health/Vitality and Aviva.

Specialist areas :

  • Attachment (adult and child).
  • Work with families managing children’s challenging/concerning behaviour.
  • Work with adults who suffer from anxiety, depression, phobias or have relationship difficulties.
  • Work with Social Services and looked after children including those in residential care.
  • Children who have been adopted (referred via the local authority)
  • Solution Focussed Therapy.
  • Family Therapy (systemic psychotherapy)
  • Trauma including EMDR.

Member of :

  • Association of Family Therapy.
  • Associate Fellow of British Psychological Society.
  • BPS Counselling Psychology Division
  • Health Care Professionals Council. (PYL25573)
  • United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapy
  • Association of Child Psychologists.

Dr Natalie Brotherton
Clinical Psychologist

Natalie is a Clinical Psychologist registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and a Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society (BPS). Natalie has a specialism in the assessment and treatment of individuals with mental health difficulties, learning disabilities and autism spectrum disorder and am experienced in working with complex trauma and its consequences such as emotional dysregulation and self-injurious behaviour. Natalie works in private practice undertaking expert witness reports for the family courts; forensic reports for the Parole Board and criminal courts; providing assessment and intervention for young people and adults with a variety of presenting difficulties and providing supervision, consultation and training to psychologists and other mental health professionals.

Dr.Abaigh Devine
Clinical Psychologist

Abaigh is an experienced, approachable Clinical Psychologist, specialising in work with children, young people and families – having previously worked for over 15 years in various NHS mental health settings, mainly Child and Adolescent Mental Health services (CAMHs). Abaigh really enjoys her work and is committed to providing a creative, safe, compassionate and individually tailored service to help alleviate distress and improve quality of life.

Abaigh has been an Associate of Futureminds since 2015 and conducts assessments for young people in residential care as well as seeing private clients in her consulting rooms in Belper.

Since completing her degree in psychology and a master’s degree in person-centred counselling psychology, Natalie has received further training in solution focused therapy, compassion focused therapy, transactional analysis and EMDR. Natalie also has over three years’ experience with CBT in outpatient, day patient and inpatient settings. Natalie has previously worked with anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues and self-esteem issues and many other difficulties such as social anxiety, dissociation and trauma and transference. Natalie is registered with BACP (068440)

Natalie has been an associate of Futureminds since 2011 and currently works in a busy GP practice and Secondary school on their behalf. Natalie also offers individual work to children and their families who have suffered sexual abuse.

Natalie also as sees private clients at her consulting rooms in Birmingham. Natalie is a qualified person-centred counsellor with a background in psychology. Natalie also has experience with CBT and solution focused therapy and has also conducted qualitative research and research in the field of neuroscience.

Jo Vickers

Jo’s creative approach to therapy responds to your individual needs to best support you whilst undertaking this. Her experience of working with survivors of trauma has been a live demonstration of the impact of previous and current experiences on our health.

She has experience of working therapeutically within school environments. Working 1to1 with clients, supporting them through their unique experiences of anxiety, sexual identity, body dysmorphia, and many other presentations.

Jo currently also works with a charity that provides counselling for survivors of Rape and Sexual abuse. Working with children, young people and adults.
Her initial training included a focus on Trauma, Sex and Sexuality and Solution Focussed interventions.

Samantha Bosworth

Samantha has a specialist interest in attachment and developmental trauma. She works with children, adults and families that have experienced trauma including loss and bereavement, physical abuse, sexual abuse and exploitation. She also has experience working with anxiety, depression and suicidal thoughts.

She offers a range of therapeutic services including, individual Dramatherapy (adults or children), parenting sessions to support parents or carers in therapeutic parenting approaches (psychoeducation and PACE model), and Dyadic Developmental Practice (DDP) informed Dramatherapy sessions with children and their parents or carers to help build their relationship. She works with clients who have been adopted or are living in care and those who are residing with birth parents.

Samantha’s practice is often though a developmental lens; considering how non-verbal memories are stored in the body and how our early childhood experiences impact us in the here and now. Where appropriate her work may be systemic in approach to support the client through the people who care for them.

Sessions are client led and involve talking too, with invitations to work creatively to provide a safe way to explore what may be troubling them, without becoming overwhelmed or re-traumatised. Her role as a Dramatherapist is often to give form to what is experienced to allow the client to discover meaning for themselves. The use of creative methods can help us explore who we are and make sense of our emotions and feelings, connecting the mind and the body.

Shannon Ryder

Qualifications and Previous Experience:

Shannon is an Integrative Therapist with a Master’s Degree, trained in different counselling styles to create the best approach that suits clients as an individual, as ‘one size’ doesn’t fit all. Shannon has successfully worked with Adults with various life difficulties and also with Children, Young People and Parents which is her specialism.

Shannon’s aim is to provide affordable support within a safe environment, where clients are able to talk freely, allowing for a deeper understanding of themselves and some of the difficulties they may be facing and a productive way of how to handle them.

Shannon is a down to earth, understanding and approachable counsellor, with a passion for helping others.

Helen Leach

With ten years clinical experience counselling adults, teenagers and children, Helen can offer a confidential space in which to build a healing therapeutic relationship centred on warmth, honesty and respect.

Helen has worked with adults and young people of all age, specialising in anxiety, depression, bereavement/loss, termination of pregnancy, estrangement, divorce & separation, relationship breakdown, childhood sexual violence, relationships, disability and illness, alcoholism within the family, suicidal thoughts, difficulties at work, school, college or university, emotional, physical and sexual abuse, anger, stress, low self-confidence, self-harm.

Sharon Fox

Sharon is a psychotherapist/counsellor based in Redditch, offering face to face, phone, outdoors and online therapy. work with adults and young people age 13+ to improve mental health and emotional wellbeing. As a fully qualified and experienced Integrative Therapist and registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists, Sharon can offer a relaxed and supportive space to talk. Whether you are looking for a brief, solution focussed approach or to work for longer on deeper issues, she can provide a safe, confidential environment to explore your concerns.

As an Integrative Counsellor, Sharon offers a variety of counselling styles to suit your individual needs including Person Centred Therapy, Single Session Therapy, Solution Focussed Therapy, CBT, CBT-E, Outdoor Therapy, Creative Therapies and Gestalt. I am also trained in Rewind Technique for Trauma therapy.

Marie Milnes

As a fully qualified, person-centred counsellor and psychotherapist, offering one-to-one counselling/psychotherapy and support, working in Nottinghamshire, Marie can offer you a confidential relationship, in a non-judgemental environment where you can feel safe. A place where you will be listened to and offered an understanding and sensitive approach to your experiencing, as you explore these experiences and issues together.

Alongside adult counselling, Marie also offers a specialist service for children and young people, both face-to-face and online. Working with children and young people of all ages, brings varying issues such as self-harm and suicide, sexual abuse, feeling sad, anger, bullying, low self-esteem and lack of confidence. There is opportunity to work with these through play therapy, and more age-appropriate resources for young people. This includes her experience of working with children and young people who are on the autistic spectrum, ADHD, and those with learning difficulties, through play therapy.

Simon Little John

Simon is an experienced, fully qualified, BACP Registered Counsellor (148425). He has an MSc in Therapeutic Counselling (with Merit) from the University of Greenwich and is committed to professional development by regularly attending supervision, workshops and conferences.


As well as private practice, Simon works for a Children’s Charity and has previously worked in the NHS IAPT Service for two years. Simon is experienced in working with issues such as:

  • abuse
  • affairs
  • anger management
  • anxiety and panic attacks
  • bereavement and loss
  • depression and low mood
  • dissociative disorders
  • domestic abuse
  • health and physical issues
  • identity and self-discovery
  • low confidence and self-esteem
  • personality disorders
  • relationships at home and at work
  • self-harm and suicidal thoughts
  • sex and sexuality
  • stress
  • trauma


Louise Bradshaw

Louise offers 1:1 counselling to adults and children aged 5+ and offers clinical supervision for qualified or trainee counsellors.

Louise has been working as a fully qualified counsellor for the past 10 years in a variety of settings and as a qualified supervisor for the past 4 years. Louise is an accredited member of the National Counselling Society and a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy – (031853)

Louise has been an Associate of Futureminds since 2015 and offers counselling to young people in residential care. Louise also sees private clients in her consulting rooms in Maidstone, Kent.

Dr Catherine Baverstock
Clinical Psychologist

Catherine is an experienced Chartered Clinical Psychologist who has worked in a wide range of public (NHS) and private settings for over fifteen years. Catherine has worked with children and young people of different ages alongside their parents/carers (including looked after children and adopted children). Catherine can offer individual therapy, parenting support and family therapy interventions. Catherine can also work with adults therapeutically.

Catherine became an Associate of Futureminds in 2018 and offers assessment and psychological support to young people living in her area.

Clare Faulkner
Art Psychotherapist

Clare’s interest in arts and creativity combined with her experiences of working in the NHS led her to train as an Art Psychotherapist. I have facilitated one to one session and therapeutic art-based groups since 2000 and qualified as an Art Psychotherapist in 2007. Clare has also completed training in CBT, Trauma focused CBT and Systemic therapies. Clare has experience of working with a wide range of different client groups in both residential and community settings, working with children, young people and adults.

Working in the adult and child mental health field Clare has worked with people diagnosed with depression, schizophrenia and psychosis. Clare has experience of working with people who have substance misuse issues; ASD diagnosis (high functioning Autism); attention deficit disorders; Learning Disabilities and individuals who have no diagnosis but wish to enter into therapy to enable change in their lives.

Art Psychotherapy is an opportunity to explore thoughts and feelings through the medium of art. Art psychotherapy can help improve confidence, self-esteem and communication. Art Therapy is non-directive and non-threatening and verbal responses are not always necessary – it relies on alternative means of communication other than speech. No previous experience, talent or ability of art making is required.

Dr Kirstie Fleetwood
Counselling Psychologist

Kirstie is a Counselling Psychologist Systemic Practitioner and Executive Coach

She has training in a wide variety of therapeutic approaches, which can be tailored for your individual needs and preferences. These include person centred, CBT, psychodynamic approaches, systemic (family therapy), embodied or somatic practices (using the body) and creative approaches. Kirstie strives to create a warm, safe and empathic space where you will feel able to explore your current difficulties.

Dr Nicola Rose
Counselling Psychologist

Dr Nicola Rose is a Counselling Psychologist, and she treats conditions including anxiety, bereavement, depression, personality disorders, anger management, PTSD and self-harm.

Dr Reetta Newell
Clinical Psychologist

Reetta is an experienced Clinical Psychologist, registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and a Chartered member of the British Psychological Society (BPS).

Reetta has 10 years’ experience of working in the NHS, most recently in a north London child and adolescent mental health service (CAMHS) but is now concentrating on her independent practice.

Reetta am committed to working with families in a professional, non-judgemental and honest manner by using modern, evidence based psychological approach, building on individual and family strengths and resources.

Reetta has been an Associate of Futureminds since 2016 offering assessments of young people in residential care in her area as well as offering staff consultation.

Reetta also provides psychological assessment, consultation, formulation and therapy to children and families in a private clinic in Bishops Stortford.

April Clarkley

April is a counsellor based in Kent. She aims to provide a confidential, non-judgemental and supportive environment in which to explore psychological difficulties. April works with an integrating method, which allows her to draw upon a range of therapeutic approaches and techniques to suit individual needs and personal circumstance.

When working with children, April will adapt the sessions, accordingly, using either a child lead or more structured approach. Play therapy skills may be used, where toys, sand and creative materials help the child to make sense of challenging situations and feelings.

April has worked with adults, young people and children in a variety of organisations, including North Kent MIND and local schools.

April became an Associate of Futureminds in 2018 and offers counselling to young people placed in residential care in her area.