Academic Team

Meet our experienced, passionate and diverse academic team
Head of Training

Nic

Nic is passionate about counselling and wants to be able to instil the same passion into her students. She looks forward to helping them embark on a lifechanging journey and genuinely believes that change is possible for everyone, as long as they want it.  

As well as having her own private practice, she has worked in psychiatric facilities, addiction centres, and in trauma focused organisations. 

Counselling Tutor

Vic

Victoria qualified with a Level 7 Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy over 5 years ago after a degree in Psychology and Pg cert in Counselling skills. She has several years of experience in teaching and sees great value in sharing wisdom in a warm and inclusive manner.

Victoria is passionate about her involvement in helping to shape future therapists.  

Counselling Tutor

Ed

Ed is BACP Registered Therapist with a broad experience of working with adults. He has worked for a mental health charity for several years as a counsellor, mental health practitioner and instructor. He is also training as a supervisor so that he can support other students on their counselling journey. Alongside his work with Supporting Minds, Ed runs a small private practice providing person-centred counselling. He is passionate about making counselling accessible to everyone. 

Ed loves learning about counselling and is currently studying toward a Master’s Degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy. He has been an enthusiastic part of amateur theatre groups all his life, both as an actor and director. He enjoys bringing this creative flair to his work when teaching, and hopes to share his love for the profession with others. When Ed is not working, he enjoys walking, baking and spending time at his allotment.  

Counselling Tutor

Greg

Greg’s had a lifelong interest in eastern philosophy, martials arts and meditation.  He’s been a yoga and meditation teacher since 2003 and is fascinated by the link between movement and mental health and the work of Bessel Van Der Kolk.  Greg's counselling journey began in 2016.

As a person centred counsellor Greg believes that everyone has the ability to reach their full potential, and the counselling process helps to facilitate this by providing the ideal environment and conditions, much like in the natural world.

When teaching Greg likes to link theory to practice and explore how these interact with the students own lives and personalities so that the experiential knowledge gained by students develops their passion for learning and gives them a deeper understanding of theory and practice.

Greg has worked with adults and children and has an interest in CBT and children’s mental health.

Counselling Tutor

Libby

Libby qualified through the CPCAB route to becoming a Person-Centred Counsellor. She is registered with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). Libby also has a teaching qualification.

Her experience is with person-centred counselling and CBT for adults referred through a charity, a GP practice and private practice. Libby has recently trained through a local authority initiative to work with adults who have attempted suicide, helping them to recover to be able to lead a full life. She has interests in mindfulness, journalling and self-development.

Libby is passionate about learning and brings this enthusiasm into the classroom supporting her students with counselling knowledge and skills, self-exploration and personal development. Libby hopes all her students embrace and enjoy their learning journey

Counselling Tutor

Shiza

My name is Shiza, and I am currently studying for a master's at the university of derby.

My pronouns are she/her.  

I am an integrative therapist working with person-centred theory, CBT and attachment theory. I am originally from Pakistan and moved to England in 2008. And I hope to make my therapy more tailored and accessible to BAME groups.

Counselling Tutor

Jade

Jade is a qualified Integrative Psychotherapist with over four years practice experience.  Most recently she has completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Applied Counselling Psychology and her other qualifications include; a BSc in Psychology, a Post Graduate Certificate in Counselling Skills and an MSc in Abnormal and Clinical Psychology.

Previously, Jade has facilitated mental health training including MoodMaster to young people, sports teams and organisations.  She joined Supporting Minds as a Tutor in early 2022 and particularly enjoys working with adults entering the profession and offering a supportive and thriving environment for learners, understanding first-hand the commitment to the journey.

Counselling Tutor

Kirsty

More about Kirsty coming soon.