Our Team

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Toni Medcalf

CEO, Schools Counselling Partnership

Toni is an integrative psychotherapist and the director/founder of the Schools Counselling Partnership.   In 2009 she set up the Ealing Schools Counselling Partnership across 5 schools.  Through word of mouth about the ESCP’s great outcomes a demand grew for the service in other schools and boroughs.   Thus the Schools Counselling Partnership came into being.   To date there are 26 schools accessing the service.

Toni spent many years in the music industry working for Phonogram/Mercury Records, Polygram International, Sanctuary Artist Management and set up her own artist management company and record label representing bands, singer/songwriters, producers and writers.   All of whom she signed to  major and independent labels around the world.

Since qualifying she has worked for ASCA (Adults Surviving Child Abuse), The Open Door Project in Feltham and the Brit School for Performing Arts.

She is also a Mindfulness Teacher of the Paws B Programme (7-11 year olds), Mentor and Group Leader for BASE Babywatching, a trustee of Dream Arts and on the advisory board of BASE Babywatching.

 

For further information contact:
Email toni@schoolscounsellingpartnerhip.co.uk
Tel 07554 008179

Taina Cameron

Counselling Service Manager

Taina is a qualified Integrative Psychotherapist and member of BACP. Taina has been working for the Schools Counselling Partnership since September 2016. She manages the service across four schools in the Ealing Borough. Taina has a background in working in primary schools, residential family assessment units, as well as working with child victims of sexual exploitation and abuse.

 

 

 

Matthew Dunn

Counselling Services Manager

Matthew has six years of experience of working as a counsellor and over 14 years experience of working 1-2-1 in the helping professions. He holds a Diploma in Integrative Counselling from The Minster Centre in London and a Postgraduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy from Middlesex University. As well as seeing clients in private practice on Mondays, he is currently managing a counselling service across a group of schools in London, where he works therapeutically with teachers and parents, and manages a team of therapists who work with children.
As well as working within private practice, he has a wide experience of working as a counsellor in different settings including Higher Education, the NHS, with staff and parents in schools, and in a charity. He has experience of short-term and long-term work.

 

Khalida Haque

Counselling Services Manager, Tower Hamlets

Khalida is a qualified integrative counselling psychotherapist, has a diploma in clinical supervision and is a trained group facilitator.  She is also the founding director of Khair Therapeutic Services CIC, co-host of The Big Reconnect Sleepover and a writer with published articles and poetry.

Khalida has worked with a number of organisations, freelance and as an employee, including: Sanibel Counselling Centre, Age UK (Camden), Woman’s Trust, Terrence Higgins Trust, Nour-DV, National Zakat Foundation, London Borough of Tower Hamlets (“Caring Dads”), Grief Encounter,  Nafas Bangladeshi Drugs Project, Osmani Trust, Sisters Magazine and Fitra Journal.

 

Alice Plosker

Counselling Services Manager

Alice is a qualified integrative child psychotherapist. She has worked in schools in various roles for the last 10 years.

Alice’s interest in using the arts to explore and express difficult feelings began during her BA studies in Contemporary Textile Practice. Following her studies, Alice worked as teaching assistant in both main stream and SEN schools. The level of need within the schools, alongside her desire to support vulnerable children, led her to combine her passions and train as an integrative psychotherapist.

Since qualifying Alice has worked as a freelance psychotherapist in school settings.

 

 

 

Lia Younes

Counselling Services Manager

Lia holds a Masters in Integrative Child Psychotherapy, a Certificate in Integrative Counselling Skills and an Advanced Diploma in the Therapeutic Application of the Arts. She also gained extensive Masters-level training in Special Education for children with multiple and severe disabilities (including deaf-blindness) and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology.

Lia is a professional member of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP Trainee Membership, working towards full accreditation), the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and of the Institute for Arts in Therapy and Education (IATE). She adheres to their Codes of Ethics, which entail maintaining confidentiality and relational boundaries at all times, as well as regularly reflecting on my practice with a clinical supervisor.

Lia has full professional civil liability insurance cover and an up-to-date enhanced DBS (Disclosures and Barring Service) certificate. This means that she is able to work with children and vulnerable people. She is bilingual and offer my services in both English and in French.

 

Lucy Ingleby

Counselling Services Manager

Lucy’s passion for helping others led her to a career that has so far included supporting the homeless, spending time in a school in Kenya, working in a residential care home and working as a child support worker in a women’s refuge. An empathetic and experience School Counsellor, Lucy has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology.

 

 

 

Caterina Fadda

Counselling Services Manager

Caterina Fadda is a qualified Psychodynamic Psychotherapist accredited by the BPC (British Psychoanalytic Council) and a registered member of the BACP and TSP (Tavistock Society of Psychotherapists. She has been working with children, young people and families in the school setting with organisations such as the Tavistock NHS Trust and Place2Be. She has also worked in outreach projects with children witnesses of Domestic Violence and their mothers. In her psychotherapist/counsellor role she has undertaken individual and group work, parent work, parent-child work and assessments.

Caterina’s (mainly Psychodynamic) training also includes CBT, Family Systemic and Mindfulness. She has been applying her therapeutic skills in her work at SCHP since joining in 2017. Here, in her role as Counselling Service Manager she has set up a new service in 3 schools belonging to the Harrow Schools Counselling Partnership.

Martina Vaclavova

Child & Adolescent Psychotherapist

Martina studied Integrative Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy at Terapia.  I currently hold a Diploma and work towards my full MA qualification. She has been working in primary and secondary school settings with a broad range of issues including bullying, self harm, depression, low self-esteem, bereavement, anxiety, domestic violence, suicidal thoughts. Her training is integrative and Martina works creatively, using different media in order to encourage the clients to manifest their inner reality, for example through use of sand play, role play or art materials. She is passionate about working with children, young adults and their families. Many of them did not have an easy start in life which affected how they view themselves and the world around them. Martina offers a nonjudgmental, safe environment where they can explore their past and current experiences in a presence of an attentive adult. They have an opportunity to experience reciprocity, trust, empathy and to take risks without repercussions.

 

Charlotte Wright

Trainee Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist

 

Jasmine Pasricha Balsara

Child Counsellor

Jasmine specialises in helping young people with anxiety, depression, anger problems, self harm, self esteem issues, bullying, suicide and bereavement. She has been practising psychotherapy and counselling for 6 years. Jasmine graduated from Cambridge University with a Masters in Counselling and Psychotherapy. She is a registered member of BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy) and has over 15 years of experience in meditation/mindfulness from India. Jasmine implements mindfulness-based activities with children in therapy which helps them to relax and find solutions to their problems through various imaginary/visual, breathing based meditation techniques. She is there to listen and support wonderful children through difficult times.

 

 

Ros Bayley

Therapist

Ros Bayley was a teacher, social affairs journalist then a foster carer before starting her training as a child psychotherapist at the
Institute for the Arts in Therapy and Education. She works at Weald Rise and Stanburn primary schools in Harrow.