Dr. Agnes Sullivan LCSW MBACP Accred. Certified Schema Therapist and Supervisor
Agnes is a warm, compassionate highly skilled practitioner with over 20 years of experience working with adults, children, couples and families. She has a doctorate in human services, a Master of Social Work (MSW) from Fordham University in New York and a Masters Degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy from the University of Surrey. Agnes is an Advanced Schema Therapist and Supervisor, one of 12 international trainees under Dr. Jeffrey Young in New York, and is a member of the International Society for Schema Therapy (ISST).
Agnes practices in New York City and London and she directs counselling and training organisations in both cities.
She is a qualified trainer, training others to use Schema Therapy in their professional practice. She has over 18 years experience in counselling education and is the Principal of the Schema Institute in London where she supervises clinicians in monitoring patient outcomes and clinical effectiveness. Over recent years Agnes has been involved in initiating various government projects on domestic violence and addiction prevention, both in the United States and in England.
Lissa Shortt, Centre Director
Lissa’s first degree was in Theology, since when she has pursued 18th century ceramics, writing and in 1991 completed a Post Graduate Certificate in education (PGCE) before teaching in London. Her short autobiographical book, Beyond Myself about her personal experience of the loss of two babies and struggle with ‘bulimia nervosa’ was published in 1986.
Lissa’s Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy was from Roehampton University. She studied for a year at the Institute of Group Analysis and holds a Diploma in Supervision from Westminster Pastoral Foundation (WPF).
As well as her contribution as Centre Director, at CPT she is a Women’s Group leader.
Stacey Forrester-Charles, Programme Development & Patient Care Manager
Prior to becoming a therapist, Stacey enjoyed a marketing research career within various sectors of industry, working for Dunhill in the expansion of their US and Asian markets and with the publishers, Collins and Brown in London. She moved to New York to work for a technology company and helped to introduce new internet-based software technologies to Fortune 500 companies including GE, JP Morgan Chase and Bank of America.
Just over 9 years ago, Stacey began pursuing a second career in Integrative Psychotherapy. She gained two advanced diplomas at Westminster Pastoral Foundation(WPF) and the Institute of Group Analysis. She then went on to complete a three year full-time course toward her professional accreditation at Roehampton University of Surrey.
Stacey coordinates programme development and directs patient care/ treatment planning for the Institute. She sees clients individually and in psychotherapy groups and also runs regular workshops in the community.
Dr Rachel Chandler Ph.D L.M.S.W
Rachel is a social worker and therapist . Before obtaining her Masters in Social Work, Rachel completed a doctoral and post-doctoral fellowship at University College London in pharmacology and research in the area of chronic pain, and co-authored over 25 research papers. Rachel runs groups and works with clients to help bring change for individuals and families who have been traumatised or disrupted by substance abuse or domestic violence.
Dana Lockhart, L.P.C. MA Art Therapy, BACP BAAT registered, MSc Psychological Counselling and Psychotherapy
Dana is an experienced practitioner. With over 15 years experience working in private counselling practice .Dana currently resides and runs a counselling practice serving the Newcastle and Sunderland area.
She conducts individual, group and family therapy. Dana also lectures for the Gilead School of Counselling and is a trainer and supervisor.
Jon Mitchell, Group Leader
Jon is a Men’s Group Leader. After working in the IT industry for many years specialising in network administration, support and training, he decided to train for a second career as a therapist and now divides his time between the two careers.
Jansel began her career as a nurse. She has since retrained in group and individual counselling at Westminster Pastoral Foundation and Roehampton University. Jansel works at the Schema Institute as a group facilitator and individual counsellor.
As well as being a leading relationship manager in the financial services industry Joseph volunteers his time to lead men’s addiction groups and coordinate a volunteer network improving the access and effectiveness of counselling among professional men.
Cathy began her career as an Educational Psychologist in both state schools and private schools. She received BSc Psychology and MSc Educational Psychology from University College London.
She has since trained as a Therapist and works with individuals, groups and in projects for women made homeless by Domestic Violence.
Mike is an architect specialising in supportive partnerships between business owners, designers and engineers to advance their professional goals. Mike also trained as a counsellor and co-leads men’s addiction groups and works with individuals.