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OUR TEAM
Eleanor Port-Burke
Director
Expressive Arts Therapist, Integrative Counsellor  
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP (Accred)

Qualifying with a master’s degree in Expressive Arts Therapies from Lesley University, one of the most recognised Expressive Arts Therapy programs internationally. Eleanor has over 18 years experience working with children, young people, and adults in clinical, educational, medical and therapeutic environments. 


Eleanor is an accredited client-centred holistic practitioner, integrating approaches including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Expressive Therapies, Person Centred Therapy, Systemic Therapy, and Psychodynamic Therapy. Eleanor has master’s level training in mental health counselling, and has extensive experience specialising as a mental health practitioner.

 

Eleanor is a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists MBACP (Accred) and International Association of Expressive Art Therapists (IEATA). Eleanor adheres to the BACP code of ethics.

CEAACCenquiries@mail.com

Liz Medd
Integrative Counsellor MNCS (Accred) 
Practice Supervisor

National Counselling Society 
Advanced Diploma in Counselling Skills and Theory

Liz is a Level 4 qualified counsellor and psychotherapist. She has worked with CEAACC since 2018 and is a supervisor/ part of CEAACC's Senior Leadership Team (SLT). 

Liz has over 15 years professional experience working with children, young people, and adults in care and therapeutic environments.

 

Liz works with children, young people, adults and families, integrating creative, CBT, expressive, music, person-centred, play, psychodynamic approaches in her professional practice. 

Experienced in working with neurodiverse needs, and supporting educational pathways (including Alternative provision), Liz works with individuals short- long-term. 

CEAACCenquiries@mail.com

Annabel Line
CEAACC Administrator,
Practice Supervisor

 

Annabel has a background in administration and has applied her skills throughout her career in various roles within corporate organisations, self employment, the charity sector, and voluntary work. 

 

The covid lockdown increased Annabel's interest in mental health and the importance of early intervention, different types of support, and ongoing wellbeing care. To gain a better understanding of how to support children during difficult times in their lives, Annabel qualified for a Level 2 in Understanding Children & Young People's Mental Health.

 

Annabel is a keen contributor to the community and volunteers where she can. She's been a part of the Covid Vaccination team, Chair and trustee for her children's preschool and recently started volunteering for Scouts. 

 

Annabel is also a qualified Personal Trainer and a strong advocate for the benefits of exercise, for both physical and mental health. 

 

Outside of work, Annabel lives a busy life as mum of 3 children, plus 2 attention seeking cats. To unwind she will be found exercising or singing!  She's a member of Witchford Voices choir, and also sings and performs with friends from the choir.

Annabel's regular working days are Monday- Friday 9am-1pm.

Tel: 01353 664 845

CEAACCenquiries@mail.com

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Christine Baines
Counsellor MBACP
Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

Christine Baines has over 25years experience working with children their families and individuals. In earlier years Christine worked in UK, USA and Italy with children and their families, on return to the UK she gained the NNEB to then becoming a Health Play Specialist working in various health and social environments with individuals and groups, enabling them by using therapeutic skills and techniques to explore and develop their wellbeing holistically to work towards and or achieve their individual aims (goals).

 

Since 2012 Christine gained a Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling enabling her to work interrogatively, for example using creative, humanistic, and psychodynamic approaches. She has continued to broaden her previous knowledge, skills and experience around creativity for both adults and children by completing training in Clay Therapy and the Adlerian Advanced Certificate in Counselling.

Christine has worked at CEAACC since 2019. 

Keturah Smithson
Psychodynamic Counsellor, MBACP

Keturah (Ket) has worked at CEAACC since 2018. She has a background in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), person-centred therapy and psychodynamic therapy, with an emphasis on psychodynamic approaches in therapy. She has experience in working with people in mental health crisis through working with the charity ‘LifeCraft’ in Cambridge. 

Ket is a qualified Level 4 Integrative Counsellor, and member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists. Ket adheres to the BACP code of ethics.

 

In addition to working with CEAACC, Ket has worked for the Department of Zoology, part of the University of Cambridge, for 7 years. During this time, she has worked with students and young people going through a time of great transition in their lives.

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Jan Thomson
Psychotherapeutic Counsellor MBACP
Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

Jan is a Level 4 Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counsellor working with adults. She joined the CEAACC Team in 2019.

Jan supports with many wellbeing issues including anxiety, low mood, low self-esteem, transition, loss, and trauma. 

 

As a psychotherapeutic counsellor, Jan supports individuals to explore emotions and experiences in-depth, so that over time greater awareness and understanding can lead to improved emotional health and confidence moving forwards with wellbeing.

Whilst Jan works with a psycho-therapeutic focus, she also integrates person-centred, mindfulness, and creative approaches in her professional practice.

​Jan's professional background includes working for charities providing wellbeing support for vulnerable women. 

Isla Wicker
Social Media Developer 

Isla joined our team in 2023! Combining creativity, experience, and mental health awareness/ research, Isla manages our social media platforms. 

"Improving access to mental health services includes allowing wellbeing to be talked about, shared, cared for...   in doing so, reducing barriers & stigma". 

Isla covers a range of wellbeing areas in our social media, as well as CEAACC events and news!

Reach out: Isla.Wicker.CEAACC@mail.com

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Laura Frear
Integrative  Counsellor Practitioner

Laura is a L4 counselling practitioner working with children, young people and adults. She integrates creative, CBT, person centred and psychodynamic approaches into her work. 

Laura has a background in care, community, and personal support. She is interested in the diversity of life experiences, neuro-diversity, and supporting individuals to develop confidence and skills to manage their wellbeing over time.

 

Laura joined CEAACC in summer 2022. Her CEAACC work includes working at the centre, in local schools, and work with other charities and organisations.  

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Rosa Scott
Integrative  Counsellor Practitioner

Rosa is a Level 4 trainee counsellor, on placement at CEAACC in her final year of studies. Rosa is also a trained Cruse Bereavement volunteer and works to support clients weekly.

Rosa works in an integrative way, using a person-centred approach. Her training allows her to draw on psychodynamic, Gestalt, and existential therapy. Rosa also uses the creative arts in helping clients to express themselves. She is able to work with children, young people and adults. Rosa has experience in supporting people with anxiety, depression, low mood, low self-esteem, and many other areas of wellbeing. She has an interest and understanding of neurodiversity and the challenges this can bring.

 

Beyond her professional journey, Rosa is a mother of three grown up children and brings a wealth of life experience to her counselling. In both her personal and professional realms, she remains deeply committed to holistic support and well-being. 

  

Rosa is a student member of Brtish Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP). She adheres to the BACP Code of Ethics.

Marie Paisley
Integrative Counsellor

Marie  is a qualified Level 4 Integrative Counsellor. . She has a background in education and has worked with children, young people and adults.  

Marie has worked in Mental Health for several years.  She has a special interest in supporting people who are trying to accommodate their loss. She also works for Lifecraft, supporting families that have been bereaved by suicide.

Marie is primarily an Integrative Counsellor with a focus on existential issues and loss. She also incorporates CBT, creative tools, person-centred, psychodynamic thinking and mindfulness into her way of working. She has experience of working with issues such as low self-esteem, anxiety, stress, depression, trauma, grief and other losses. Marie’s sessions are client-led, and she strives to create a safe and non-judgemental environment in which clients can explore their thoughts and feelings in such a way that they feel more empowered.

Marie is a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP). Marie adheres to the BACP Code of Ethics.

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Bridgette Scott 

MBACP Integrative Counsellor

Bridgette is a qualified Level 4 Integrative Counsellor. 

 

Using a person centred & integrative approach, Bridgette works with children, young people, and adults, supporting with a range of wellbeing areas including anxiety, bereavement, depression, family change and transition, illness, low mood, and loss. 

 

Bridgette has considerable experience in education and teaching, bringing depth and insight into her work as a therapist. 

 

Bridgette is a member of British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and adheres to the BACP code of ethics.

Stephen Port-Burke
CEAACC Administrator

Stephen is an administrator with over 20 years of experience supporting and working with children and young people in home, medical, residential, and school environments.

 

With an extensive background in the Creative Arts, Stephen has used his compassion and creative skills over the years to teach and to reach out to children and young people to help them develop their emotional, educational, behavioural, and social wellbeing.

 

Stephen manages the administrative side of CEAACC as well as CEAACC's Book Corner, Revolving Art Gallery, and literature resources. 

Meet the Team

A FREE 30 minute consultation is offered to discuss well-being needs and aims of counselling/ therapy.

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