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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

Trauma Therapist

Mindfulness Meditation Instructor

EFT Therapist

ACT Therapist

CISM Practitioner

PhD Student - Psychodynamic Psychotherapy


Clinical Educator

Honorary Fellow - Psychiatry, UCL


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 (Psychodynamic Psychotherapy) and is writing her thesis around Psychodynamic therapy in outdoor spaces with clients who have traumatic histories.  


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, as well as providing training around a variety of aspects of mental health and wellbeing.

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.



Business Support

Harvey Golds-Jones


Administrator 

and Media / IT Co-ordinator


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


He 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.


He has recently taken on more general administration tasks for the team, supporting referral processing and response which is a vital role within the team.



            Therapist Team at Stepping Stones

Supervisors


Fiona Small


Deputy Clinical Lead


Clinical Supervisor

Senior 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.


Fiona works face to face with clients from our Worthing consulting rooms.



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.


Vanessa works online with our clients.


In person Counsellors

Lauren Eede


Senior Counsellor


Lauren is an integrative counsellor with over 15 years experience helping people with varying issues and complex problems. 


She uses differing models in therapy and applies it to her practice as appropriate which means she is able to be more specific in the approach she uses. Lauren has have a lot of experience in dealing with addiction, trauma, anxiety, depression and bereavement with clients who are on the autistic spectrum as well as personality disorders and psychosis. 


Because of this varied client base, Lauren is competent in working with clients who present with a wide range of challenging issues and feel open to discussing any area of life.


Lauren's therapy style is warm, down to earth, nurturing, compassionate and at the same time, balanced with challenges to highlight blind spots or inconsistencies that might not be apparent; an approach she believes to be a very important component of the therapeutic process as this is where the growth and change is created. 


Lauren recognises that the discovery and journey therapist and client take together is very powerful, fulfilling and illuminating, and offers support each step of the way.


Lauren works face to face with clients from our Worthing consulting rooms.


Jo Grigg


Senior Counsellor

L5 Integrative Counsellor


Additional training:

 CBT

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.


Jo works face to face with clients from our Hassocks consulting rooms.

Maria Konstantinelli


Senior Counsellor


Couples / Family 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.


Maria works with clients face to face from our Hassocks consulting rooms.

Asya Boteva Mosaheb

Senior Counsellor


Asya is from Bulgaria, and came to the UK in 2003. She has a nursing background and graduated from Worthing College with her Diploma in Counselling in 2018.


 Her core training is Humanistic, however she integrates all of her experience and knowledge into working with her clients. She has a special interest in trauma and PTSD and plans to develop her CPD in this area as she moves forward in her career.  


Asya is a married mother of 2.  Her hobbies include gardening, running and being outdoors.


Asya works face to face with clients from our Worthing consulting rooms.

 Katrina Elliott


L5 Advanced Counsellor

Qualified Hypnotherapist


Student EMDR Therapist


Kat is one of our newly qualified Counsellors, who started her wellbeing interest 20 years ago when she worked in preschools.  In this role, Kat 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 includes working with neuro-diverse children and families.


Kat is now undertaking her first substantial professional development since qualifying as a Counsellor, by embarking on her EMDR training. She is on track to complete her initial qualifying courses in the Autumn of this year.


Due to her experience in working with children,  Kat works mainly with young people who come to Stepping Stones for therapeutic sessions.  


Kat works face to face with clients from our Worthing and Hassocks consulting rooms.


Jack McBrien


Psychodynamic Counsellor


Student EMDR Therapist



Jack is one of our newly qualified Counsellors who has remained with us having completed his placement hours as a student at Stepping Stones. 


He therefore already has a range of skills in working with 999 personnel,  and is a popular, well informed therapist who works with a range of clients. 


Jack has a wealth of experience in working within the addiction industry,  and therefore often works with clients who come to us needing therapeutic support around addiction and recovery difficulties. This includes working with couples and families who have been affected by these challenges.


He is focusing on his first major training post qualification by undertaking his EMDR training, and is on track to complete in the Autumn of this year.


Jack works face to face with clients at our Worthing consulting rooms.






Sarah Sheriff


Psychodynamic Counsellor



Sarah joins Stepping Stones as a newly qualified Counsellor and brings with her a substantial background in working with children and adults who have been fostered and/or adopted.


She has an impressive understanding of working therapeutically with a range of clients,  including those who are experiencing difficulties with low mood, anxiety and have traumatic histories.


Sarah works face to face with clients from our Worthing consulting rooms.


Becky Poole


Psychodynamic Counsellor


Student EMDR Therapist


Becky is another of our newly qualified Counsellors, who brings with her a substantial background in working with families who are experiencing a range of difficulties, including forensically based complications.


She has an undoubted ability to work therapeutically with a range of clients including those who are experiencing difficulties with mood, anxiety, sexuality and gender issues.  This includes working with couples and families who have been affected by safeguarding and forensic procedures.


Becky is extending her trauma focused skills by undertaking her training as an EMDR therapist, and is on course to complete her training in the Autumn of this year.


Becky works face to face with clients at our Hassocks consulting rooms.


Online Counsellors

Sue McGinley


Senior Counsellor


Additional training in:

Creative Therapies

Trauma Therapy

REWIND


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.


Sue has additional, extensive experience in working with clients who have experienced trauma in their lives and has recently qualified as a REWIND Therapist.


Sue works online with our clients.



Josephine Ijeh



Counsellor




More details coming soon....


Josephine works online with our clients.


Del Flint


Senior Counsellor



Del is an Integrative Counsellor who brings to Stepping Stones a wealth of experience in working with first responders as well as those who have experienced a wide range of mental health difficulties.


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.


Del will be joining us soon, and will be working online with our clients.



Stella Stewart-Cox

Psychodynamic Counsellor

Psychotherapist in Training


Stella is one of our newly qualified Counsellors who has remained with us having completed her placement hours as a student at Stepping Stones. She is now continuing her studies to achieve her MSc Psychotherapy.


She therefore already has a range of skills in working with 999 personnel and in addition comes to us with a wealth of experience in working holistically with clients' wellbeing due to her Yoga Teacher background.


Stella works online with our clients.


Student Counsellors

Coming soon....


Details to follow...


Details to follow.....


Cat


Student Counsellor


Cat is a trainee TA Counsellor, who is studying with The Link Centre, Sussex and is in her final term of training.


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


Cat sees clients face to face from our Worthing consulting rooms.

Melissa


Student Counsellor


Melissa is a second (final) 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.


Melissa sees clients face to face from our Hassocks consulting rooms.


Sally


Student Counsellor


Sally is a second (final) year student at Cara Counselling, and is studying for her Level 4 Integrative Counselling Diploma qualification.


She is clinically supervised by Fiona, our Deputy Clinical Lead.


Sally sees clients face to face from our Worthing consulting rooms.

Bronagh


Student Counsellor


Bronagh is a second (final) 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 Rebekah, who is our Consultant Psychotherapist and Lead Clinical Supervisor.


Bronagh sees clients face to face from our Worthing consulting rooms.


Ailsa


Student Counsellor


Ailsa is a second (final) 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 Rebekah, who is our Consultant Psychotherapist and Lead Clinical Supervisor.


Ailsa sees clients face to face from our Worthing consulting rooms.

Jeremy


Student Counsellor


Jeremy is a second (final) year student at the University of Brighton, and is studying for his Post Graduate Diploma in Humanistic Psychotherapeutic Counselling qualification.


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


Jeremy sees clients face to face from our Worthing consulting rooms.


Debbie


Student Counsellor


Debbie is a second (final) year student at Varndean College, Brighton and is studying for her Level 4 Integrative Counselling Diploma qualification.


She is clinically supervised by Fiona, our Deputy Clinical Lead.


Debbie sees clients face to face from our Worthing consulting rooms.