Protem could not operate without the commitment of our dedicated trustees, counsellors, supervisors and our counselling manager.
Protem is overseen by a board of trustees who freely offer their time to lead and administer the charity. Recently, and increasingly, they have been setting the strategic direction for the future and are responsible for the acquisition and development our new premises.
Our Treasurer, Mike Owen, is an original trustee with a consultancy background in nuclear safety. Mike brings a practical and pragmatic focus to the management of Protem.
Mike Smith, also an original trustee, comes from a background in mechanical engineering. He brings conceptual objectivity with a practical focus.
Annabel Roberts has a background in nursing and the NHS. She cares about individuals, bringing a focus of support and encouragement for the counselling team.
We currently have a team of professionally trained counsellors, all of whom are registered with a recognised professional body for counselling and psychotherapy (e.g. ACC, BACP).
Our counsellors hold a range of qualifications in counselling, supervision and pastoral care covering a number of different approaches to counselling. We work to the highest ethical and professional standards adhering to the ethical frameworks of ACC and BACP.
We have a small team of supervisors who provide clinical supervision for our counsellors’ work with clients. We also supervise external counsellors’ client work. Our supervisors are highly-trained and have supervision themselves for their work with all counsellors.
Our counselling manager, Sally, is an experienced counsellor and manager who co-ordinates the clinical and operational aspects of Protem’s work.