Jill is the founder of WYC and established the charity to be able to provide young people with longer term counselling. Jill is a qualified counsellor, supervisor, and outdoor therapist. Before Jill began her counselling training she also qualified in youth and community work. Jill is passionate about helping young people connect with the natural world and leads the outdoor therapy programme for WYC. Jill is also keen to help young people make transitions in life and has an interest in young people’s spirituality. Jill also offers parent consultations and has over 30 years’ experience of working with young people and families. When she is not working, Jill enjoys body boarding, walking, tennis, and playing the guitar (not all at the same time!).
Deputy Clinical Lead
Rose has a background in music and teaching. She trained as a counsellor with The Place2Be and the Metanoia Institute and worked therapeutically with children and young people in schools across London before moving to Hampshire in 2020. Rose joined WYC last year as Deputy Clinical Lead. She enjoys spending time in nature and listening to music.
Ana has lived in the UK since 1982. Her contact with young people started in schools, as a bilingual assistant. She learned of the many challenges faced by migrant young people and trained to listen and support. In 2016 she began to Walk and Talk with her clients in Nature, and the learning continues.
Carella joined WYC in April 2020 and is a fully qualified BACP registered counsellor, with Post Graduate Diplomas in both Counselling and in Psychology, with a specialist interest and experience of working with children and young people, both inside and outside of a school setting. She trained at the University of East London and Place2Be – a national charity which promotes the emotional well-being and mental health of children and young people and since then has worked in both primary and secondary schools in London and Hampshire and in a sixth form college, as well as working in private practice. Her present clients at WYC range from the ages of 11 – 25 years. She is an integrative counsellor and uses several therapeutic approaches to inform her practice including Person-centred, Gestalt, psychodynamic therapy, and CBT. She sees clients with many different issues including anxiety, anger, depression, trauma, and loss.
When not at work, Carella is the mother of three sons, has two dogs and three goats and loves walking, travelling, reading and theatre.
Lily has a background in Fine Art. After a year of training in the Therapeutic Arts at the Institute for Therapy and Arts in Education in London, she stayed on to completing a Diploma in Child Psychotherapeutic Counselling. Lily has been working with children and adolescents for 4 years before starting with WYC in 2022.
She enjoys nature, listening to music, and playing the drums.
Zoe has a background in teaching and support work with children and families from early years to teenagers. Zoe joined WYC on training placement in 2021 and has continued to work for the organisation both at the agency and in a local secondary school since becoming fully qualified. Zoe enjoys trail running and it was while taking part in a local race in 2019 that she first heard of the amazing work of WYC.
When not working, Zoe enjoys relaxing with pilates, a good book or long dog walk.
Owen joined WYC in 2022. Achieving their Professional Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling and Certificate in Hypnotherapy and Counselling Skills after gaining ten years of academic teaching and youth work experience as a qualified teacher, youth worker and advocate for young people affected by autism. An accredited member of both the National Counselling Society and the National Hypnotherapy Society.
With a passion for making a difference in people lives through creativity and nature they are an enthusiastic counsellor who draws from the experience of working with a diverse range of clients. Having been successful as a diversity lead, equalities and diversities consultant, Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) champion and nominated for the National Diversity Awards 2018 they will strive to make clients experiences the best they can be.
Charlotte joined WYC in 2020. She is a fully qualified BACP registered counsellor, trained in Humanistic Counselling based in Transactional Analysis, with further qualifications working with children and young people. She has worked as a counsellor in a number of secondary schools and sixth form colleges across Hampshire and she also works with both young people and adults in private practice.
She loves walking and travel.
Lucy completed her therapeutic integrative counselling training with CPCAB, followed by a diploma in counselling adolescents. She is a BACP Registered and Accredited counsellor. Lucy has worked with young people and adults for over five years and joined WYC as a counsellor in 2020. She has worked as a school counsellor in a number of schools on behalf WYC and currently meets with clients at our offices in the centre of Winchester.
Donna joined the WYC counselling team in 2022, and since then has also started counselling in a school on behalf of WYC and holding Walk and Talk sessions. She uses an integrative approach, drawing on different approaches to inform her work with young people.
Iona joined the WYC counselling team in 2022. Iona’s 20 years’ experience as teacher highlighted to her the need for greater pastoral care and counselling for children and young people. She has been a school counsellor for Place2Be and is presently completing her MA in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy for Children, Adolescents and Families.