Meet the Team
Kate Williams - Centre Manager and Lead Tutor
I founded BCTS in 2013 in order to bring quality counselling training to Biggleswade and the surrounding villages. I’m a BACP Accredited counsellor and clinical supervisor with a background in yoga and bodywork.
Previously, I have worked as a counselling tutor for Huntingdon Regional College and a bodywork tutor for the University of Westminster as well as working as a college counsellor for 11 years. I currently work within the NHS IAPT programme as well as running a busy private practice in Potton and enjoy teaching yoga and breathwork in my spare time.
I’m interested in the impact trauma can have on the nervous system, mind and body and have undergone extensive training in trauma. With this in mind, and my training as a breathwork coach, I have developed a more trauma-informed & embodied way of working to support others to better inhabit their bodies, self soothe and regulate their feelings and in doing so feel more grounded and connected. This aspect of my work enhances our diploma training as it supports students to developed a more embodied practice.
Charlotte Carroll - Tutor
I trained as an Integrative Counsellor and I am now a Registered Member of the BACP, I am eligible for accreditation. Although my core approach is Person-Centered I am able to pull on strings from other modalities. I really like how I can adjust my approach and skill set to suit client needs so they can get the most benefit from counselling. I enjoy working with sand trays, arts and music with clients as they are a great way of expressing your feelings and telling your story when it is too hard or scary to do so with words.
I have experience of coordinating a counselling department in a college. I supported trainee counsellors in placement and I counselled college students with more complex cases/needs. I now run a private practice in Stevenage where I see young people and adults. I am the organiser of a successful peer group which has been running for 2 years.
Ros O'Hanlon - Tutor
I trained as an Integrative Counsellor, encompassing person centered as my core approach, linking to psychodynamic, CBT as well as Gestalt play therapy involving involving work with sand tray, Drawings, paintings and clay. I have worked as a Lecturer, trainer, facilitator and counsellor for Barnfield College, Relate, Spurgeons, MIND, Bedford College and Broxbourne School as well as running a small private practice where I work with individuals, families and couples.
Over the past couple of years I have worked as a therapeutic coach and a supervisor for the University of Bedfordshire and have taken up the role of lead school counsellor and supervisor at Broxbourne school, where I co-ordinate a small counselling team.
Mike Carrington - Tutor
I am a qualified integrative counsellor and work in private practice with individual adult clients. My previous counselling experience is in low-cost counselling services. I enjoy combining person-centred, psychodynamic and existential approaches and interventions to suit the needs of each of the clients I work with. As an LGBTQIA+ affirmative therapist, I am also interested in attachment theory and how our attachment styles can affect our thoughts, feelings and behaviours in our relationships.
Ali Oliver - Tutor
Ali Oliver currently tutors and facilitates on the Level 4 diploma and delivers the Level 6 Supervision training.
Ali is a Practice Partner at a busy private practice in St Neots, co-managing the team of counsellors and placement students and providing counselling within an Integrative approach for Young People, Adults and Couples. She is a qualified supervisor offering 1:1 and Group Supervision, designs and delivers well-being programmes for the business sector and organises CPD events for counselling professionals. She is an Accredited member of the BACP.
Fiona Breaker-Rolfe – Course Tutor (Herts branch)
Fiona is a qualified ‘integrative’ counsellor with a degree in art and a registered member of BACP, she has been working as a counseling tutor in further education for the past 3 years. Fiona has a thriving private practice in the North Herts area and also volunteers as a bereavement counsellor at a local hospice. With a 20 plus years background in a health and social care environment she has more recently, established a nationally recognized suicide bereavement service in Cambridgeshire.
Emma Dowrick- Tutor
I am an integrative Counsellor and a registered member of the BACP. I currently volunteer at Bedfordshire Open Door counselling 13-25 year olds. In addition to that I run a private practice and also volunteer at Carers in Bedfordshire supporting carers. Although I’m an integrative counsellor the person-centred approach embeds the work I do, not only in therapy but also in teaching. I have been teaching children and adults for over 20 years and truly believe you never stop learning and growing, regardless of age.
Pauline Wolfenden - Internal Verifier
Pauline is a graduate and qualified teacher and has worked in adult education for most of her working life, as a tutor, a manager, a verifier and a moderator. During this time she has been responsible for developing adult courses and for supporting both tutors and learners. “I have a good understanding of what it means to learn as an adult, and how learning can be made more enjoyable, successful and rewarding.”