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HYCS offers a BACP-accredited counselling service - all of our counsellors are carefully selected, DBS checked, professionally trained and clinically supervised.

Read on to find out more about the teams who support our service:

HYCS' Trustees help to give direction to the charity and are ultimately responsible for its activities. The Trustees' skills and experience are invaluable to the further development and growth of HYCS.  

LIZ HASSOCK

CHAIRPERSON
Liz is an experienced youth worker and youth work manager, currently semi-retired following a move to Leicestershire. Liz has been involved with the Trustees Board since 2002 and has been Chair of Trustees for 6 years.  2019-2020 will be the final year of her tenure. Her priorities are to concentrate on continuing HYCS's safe transition from the local authority and to strengthen the Board of Trustee's membership and its governance. 

AMANDEEP SEKHON

TREASURER
Amandeep is a qualified Chartered Accountant and Tax Adviser. He currently works as a Tax Consultant with a Big 4 accountancy firm in London. He has a broad range of experience from providing audit services and tax advice to charities and other not-for-profit organisations through to large scale finance transformations with multi-national organisations.

CAROLYN BARTLETT
TRUSTEE MEMBER
Carolyn is a Senior Civil Servant at the Home Office, with experience of strategy and policy development and delivery across a number of government departments.   She has foundation level counselling training and is a qualified coach. As well as her involvement in HYCS, she mentors a child in care.

HOLLY CRITCHLEY
TRUSTEE MEMBER
Holly works on the Schools Team at the Education and Employers Charity, where she supports teachers with planning career aspiration opportunities for their students. She aims to help young people broaden their horizons and break down gender stereotypes, enabling all young people to pursue their aspirations. Holly joined HYCS in January 2019 as minutes-secretary on the committee. 

ALEX DOIG
TRUSTEE MEMBER
Dr Alex Doig works as a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist at Richmond Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services.  Prior to this he was an Adolescent Psychiatrist for 11 years at Hounslow CAMHS. 

CAROL HALLIWELL
TRUSTEE MEMBER
Carol has worked with adolescents and their families for 30+ years, inspired by young people and how they find their own unique strategies for coping with the pressures of the world .Mary has worked in Hounslow for 14 years and is the Consultant Lead Family Therapist for CAMHS in West London Mental Health Trust. Mary enjoys being a board member of HYCS, its an organisation whose aims and values I trust.

MARY HEAD
TRUSTEE MEMBER
Mary is a qualified systemic psychotherapist and has over 30 years experience of working with young people and their families in mental health settings. Through her work, she brings a knowledge and understanding of emotional and mental health needs of young people She is committed to ensuring that young people and their families have access to timely therapeutic support has been a member of the HYCS Trustee committee for 14 years.


PETRA RACANNI
TRUSTEE MEMBER
Petra Raccani currently works in Special Educational Needs in a local school, she works with teenagers to enable their paths through the secondary education system. Petra has previously worked in the NHS for almost 20 years as a Human Resources professional in Acute Health Care Trusts. 

MATT CRANE
COUNSELLOR REPRESENTATIVE
Matt has been a voluntary counsellor at HYCS since April 2016.  Currently employed as Art Director for a publishing company, Matt has been working for the welfare of young people for a number of years, helping to raise awareness for those with special learning needs through fundraising work for the Go Ability Trust.  He is a registered member of the BACP.

CO-OPTED TRUSTEES

CHIARA CASTIELLO

KIRSTY CONDON

JEAN LEATHER

ANGELA MANZANO

If you would like to find out about becoming a HYCS' Trustee please email us at ask@hycscounselling.co.uk for further information.

MANAGEMENT TEAM
Our management team oversee the smooth running and operation of the HYCS service both at the Centre in Isleworth and for HYCS' outreach services in schools and youth offending services: 

Patricia David
Head of Service




Karen Hohler
Centre Manager




Jennifer Pitt
Schools' Team Manager


Judi Parsons
Prison Team Manager


Lorraine Lloyd 
Office Manager


Gill Young 

Special Projects & Senior Counsellor

 

With more than 30 years’ experience, HYCS has a trusted team of professional, counsellors who have all received specialist counselling training.

All have also been through HYCS’ rigorous recruitment and training programme which includes a further 45 hours of specialist training in working with young people.

Our counsellors are all registered with professional bodies including the BACP and UKCP and many are also fully Accredited Members of the BACP. All are ready to listen and experienced in working with young people.

The HYCS counselling team includes both volunteer counsellors and also paid members of staff.

HYCS' dedicated admin' team ensures the smooth running of the service day to day. From taking your calls and booking intro sessions to data entry and coordinating materials for counsellors, their role is vital to the service.