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Stepping Stones Counselling and Psychotherapy Limited

Our Team at Stepping Stones


Directors 


Rebekah Golds-Jones

Managing Director / Clinical Director 

Founder of Stepping Stones


Consultant Psychotherapist 

Lead Clinical Supervisor

Certified EMDR Therapist

L6 Traumatologist

Mindfulness Meditation Instructor

EFT Therapist

ACT Therapist

CISM Practitioner

Clinical Educator


Rebekah is our Managing Director, and Founded Stepping Stones in 2017 after working alongside police and ambulance personnel within her work as a Senior Nurse in mental health services over the previous 28 years. Rebekah is also married to Gareth (see right) and has supported him and their family through his service as an NHS Paramedic.


She began retraining as a therapist in 2010, studying between the Tavistock Clinic in London, and University of Brighton to ultimately achieve her Masters with Merit. Her thesis for her Masters focused on therapists working with 999 staff who become suicidal, and it is this research which has seen her asked to major 999 events to speak about the discoveries she made, particularly in connection with the benefits of EMDR and Ecotherapy.


  Rebekah is now studying to achieve her PhD (Psychotherapy) and is writing her thesis around the clients' experience of psychodynamic therapy which is conducted using walk and talk sessions in natural environments.


Within her therapeutic career, Rebekah has worked in both the NHS and private practice and brings a wealth of expertise to sessions as a Psychodynamically trained Psychotherapist who has extended her skills to include EMDR, Trauma Therapy, CISM work (Debrief and Crisis Incident support),  Mindfulness, EFT, and ACT approaches. 


Rebekah is a Clinical Supervisor and Lecturer, and has taught on a variety of courses over the past 20 years, including Counselling training courses. 


She has recently become an Honorary Fellow (Psychiatry) with UCL - University College London. Within this, Rebekah will be actively supporting the development of Mindfulness teaching programmes for Junior Doctors training at UCL.

Gareth Jones

Non-Executive Director

Lead for Contracts


HCPC Registered​ Paramedic

Resuscitation Practitioner

Clinical Educator


Gareth is a fully qualified Paramedic with 20 years experience of working at a range of levels within NHS Emergency Services and NHS Acute Services, with his most recent appointment being as a Resuscitation Practitioner in A&E. 


During his Ambulance career, Gareth worked on the Specialist Operational Response car in the ambulance service, having previously worked his way through the 'ranks' to become an OTL (Operational Team Leader). He served as a Bronze Commander and has attended many major incidents within this role.  Previously to this he has also worked in the Critical Care service, as well as spending many years working on ambulances and rapid response cars.


As a qualified teacher, he has supported a range of students making their first steps within the ambulance service and holds dear the ethos of providing the patient with the highest quality care in their time of need. 


Gareth has a passion for protecting the mental wellbeing of ambulance personnel, and within this is committed to supporting the work of Stepping Stones.  He has actively participated in CPD events for the therapists on the team, sharing his extensive knowledge and experience of working within the emergency services to enable therapists to better understand the challenges that face their clients from the ambulance service.


As a Director, Gareth leads meetings with both existing and new contracts, and, within this, works alongside the Senior Team to ensure positive communication is maintained. He additionally supports the financial aspects of the business, linking between our Financial Administrator, Bookkeeper and Accountants.



Senior Team

Clinical Support

Fiona Small


Deputy Clinical Lead


Clinical Supervisor in training

Advanced Counsellor

Qualified Hypnotherapist


Additional Therapeutic Training:

Play Therapy

CBT

TF-CBT

DBT


Fiona our amazing Deputy Clinical Lead who is our longest standing therapist (alongside Rebekah) at Stepping Stones. She has built a wealth of experience in working with 999 clients and now uses this to support newer members of the team as a Supervisor in training, in addition.


Fiona has a growing level of expertise in working with a range of clients including children and young people, and works using short and long term therapy.  She has

continued to add to her professional repetoire of therapeutic knowledge and skills by undertaking additional training in CBT, DBT, Play Therapy and working with those who are Neurodiverse.



Vanessa Tombs


Senior Clinical Supervisor


Senior Counsellor

Certified EMDR Therapist 

incl Flash Technique



Vanessa is a highly trained Counsellor who is additionally an EMDR and Trauma Therapist.  She has additional EMDR skills in areas such as the Flash Technique.


Vanessa has worked with clients who have experienced trauma over several years and offers a wealth of understanding and skill in supporting clients to feel able to explore and work through their life experiences in a manageable way.


 Vanessa also has extensive experience in working with people experiencing the challenges of addiction.


Vanessa is a qualified and an experienced supervisor, who supports some of our team in their work both with clients as well as fellow Supervisors with Supervision of Supervision.


Katrina Elliott


Lead for Children & 

Young People's Therapy


L5 Advanced 

Psychotherapeutic Counsellor

Qualified Hypnotherapist



Katrina started her wellbeing focus 20 years ago when she worked in preschools and established a keen interest in observing how young people learn and develop, especially when things are slightly tougher for children due to family circumstances or their own health conditions.


This led to a move into larger schools and Sure Start children centres where she studied for a BA (Hons) Early Years, also gaining early years professional status.

Katrina spent many years working with families experiencing a range of worries including pre and post natal depression, and issues in parental bonding with new-borns, as well as providing mediation where family connections had broken down.


She has also gained extended experience and skills in supporting neuro-diverse children and families, working with both children and adults across a range of education settings.


Katrina works using a pluralistic approach, meeting the client at their level and in a way that works best for them. She has extended skills in CBT and DBT, and incorporates a range of approaches to enable her clients, whether child or a little older, to understand how their past impacts upon the present.  


Business Support

Harvey Golds-Jones


Media and Website Developer


Financial Support


Harvey supports the team by dealing with all financial aspects of the business under the direction of the Directors, whilst co-ordinating the invoicing and payments systems including those for large contracts.


Harvey comes to us with a flair and passion for all that is media, and therefore leads our website and app developments, as well as our social media platforms.  He has single-handedly built our app for The Green Heart and additionally developed the website for this aspect of our work in addition.




Sian Humphrey


Volunteer Administrator


Sian is our wonderful voluntary administrator who supports the admin side of Stepping Stones, ensuring that our TASC and Fire Fighter Charity client referrals are effectively managed to ensure the smoothest journey for both our current and potential clients, as well as the team itself.


Sian supports the smooth running of our reception at Worthing on a Thursday, answering the door to clients / visitors and ensuring they feel at home when on our premises. Sian also ensures the smooth running of the venue by keeping supplies up to date for our team and keeping Worthing clean and tidy.


Sian is currently taking some time out from her qualifying Counselling course, and hopes to return over the next year. In what can be a very understated role, Sian continues a vital role at Stepping Stones and is very valued by the team!

               

              Therapist Team at Stepping Stones

Senior Counsellors

Lauren Eede


Senior Counsellor



More details to follow.....


Jo Grigg


Senior Counsellor

L5 Integrative Counsellor


Additional training:

 CBT

CPT

Creative Therapies

and Bereavement Counselling.


Jo is an Integrative Counsellor who originally worked on placement with us here at Stepping Stones, before moving into working as a qualified therapist.


Jo offers a wealth of skill in working with people who are experiencing life changes and distress, using both practical approaches such as CBT and more person centred based approaches, as well as harnessing a range of creative skills.


Jo additionally has extended skills in working with those who are bereaved, including experience as a Group Facilitator and Specialist Bereavement Therapist.


She has additional experience in working with those who have experienced trauma, as uses trauma focused CBT with those clients where this practical approach is required.

Sue McGi​nley


Senior Counsellor


Additional training in Creative Therapies


Sue is a Person-centred Counsellor who has worked across a broad range of services and comes to Stepping Stones holding a wealth of knowledge, skill and expertise in working with clients who have a variety of needs.


Sue has a particular interest in creative techniques within therapy, and uses these approaches, amongst many others, to support clients to explore aspects of their lives which have previously felt unreachable.


Paddy Hare

Senior Counsellor


Paddy is a Person-centred Counsellor who brings to Stepping Stones a wealth of experience in working with people who have experienced addiction and trauma in their lives.

He has worked with clients both in short and longer term therapy, and uses a range of therapeutic interventions to ensure that sessions offer the best opportunity for exploration and growth.

Aaron Watson


Senior Counsellor

Transpersonal Psychologist


Aaron is a Senior Counsellor who has a wealth of experience in working with clients who present with a wide range of mental health and wellbeing difficulties, as well as young adults who are experiencing distress.


He brings particular skills and experience in using CBT and trauma focused approaches in his work, and harnesses  therapeutic approaches and techniques in a way which enables his clients to focus upon challenges in a constructive and pro-active way.

Maria Konstantinelli


Senior Counsellor

Systemic Therapist


Maria is a Senior Counsellor who has extensive experience in working with both adults and young people, as well as couples and families within her Systemic Therapy work.


Maria is originally from Greece, and has now been living in the UK for the past twenty-two years.


A very strong passion for her work motivates Maria to look for new challenges all the time, and she is committed to extending her skills on a regular basis, undertaking additional training in aspects of practice which enables her to meet the needs of clients on a broad basis. 


Maria is fundamentally psychodynamic in her approach to counselling which means that the goals of the therapy are to enable the client to gain a better understanding of self and become more self-aware. This includes awareness of unconscious processes and unresolved conflicts and past dysfunctional relationships, which affect present behaviour.  However,  Maria appreciates that every client is unique and she therefore integrates other techniques specific to each individual, their needs and their goals for counselling.  She ensures a warm and empathic approach which provides a space for clients to feel safe within.


Asya Boteva Mosaheb


Senior Counsellor


More to follow....





Counsellors

Mark Husher


TA Counsellor

Yoga Teacher


Mark is one of our newly qualified Counsellors however comes to us with a wealth of experience in working holistically with clients' wellbeing due to his Yoga background.


 Mark is a Humanistically focused Integrative Counsellor, who specialises in Person-Centred,

Transactional Analysis and Gestalt therapies.


Mark's core belief is that each and every one of us has an innate potential within us to thrive and

be the best person we can be.  This leads to him holding a therapeutic aim to be a supportive part of the process of his client’s realisation

and journey to reach their own personal potential.


Josephine Ijeh



Counsellor


More details coming soon....


Daniel Hutton-Liens


Integrative Counsellor


Daniel is an Integrative Counsellor who works online for Stepping Stones.


He has recently finished working in a college, where he offered therapy to both staff and students and therefore has built an excellent level of experience in working with clients ranging from 16 years up to 60!


Daniel has experience of working with clients experiencing a wide range of difficulties, including low mood, anxiety, poor sleep, low motivation and self-esteem.


His training and practice in counselling is considered integrative, but is most closely aligned to Person Centred work. This means Daniel holds a core belief that people reaching out for counselling benefit from a warm, genuine, patient environment, where acceptance is prized above all else. 


 It is this professional approach to working therapeutically which means we are delighted to have Daniel working with our clients.


Watch this space!

Counsellor

New Counsellor joining us soon!


Student Counsellors

Stella

Student Counsellor


Stella is a second year student at the University of Brighton, and is studying for her Post Graduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Psychotherapeutic Counselling.


She is clinically supervised by Rebekah, who is our Consultant Psychotherapist and Lead Clinical Supervisor.


Jack

Student Counsellor


Jack is a second year student at the University of Brighton, and is studying for his Post Graduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Psychotherapeutic Counselling.


He is clinically supervised by Chris,  who works with our team as an External Psychodynamic Supervisor.

Naomi

Student Counsellor


Naomi is a trainee TA Counsellor, who is studying with The Link Centre, Sussex.


She is clinically supervised by Rebekah, who is our Consultant Psychotherapist and Lead Clinical Supervisor, as well as an external TA Supervisor.


Cat

Student Counsellor


Cat is a trainee TA Counsellor, who is studying with The Link Centre, Sussex.


She is clinically supervised by Rebekah, who is our Consultant Psychotherapist and Lead Clinical Supervisor, as well as an external TA Supervisor.

Watch this space...


New student joining is soon!



Melissa

Student Counsellor


Melissa is a first year student at the University of Brighton, and is studying for her Post Graduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Psychotherapeutic Counselling qualification.


She is clinically supervised by Rebekah,  our Consultant Psychotherapist and Lead Clinical Supervisor.

Bronagh

Student Counsellor


Bronagh is a first year student at the University of Brighton, and is studying for her Post Graduate Diploma in Humanistic Psychotherapeutic Counselling qualification.


She is clinically supervised by Wendy, who works with our team as an External Person Centred Supervisor.



Trudy

Student Counsellor


To follow.....