Trustees

Sue Brown

Sue Brown

Chair of Trustees
Mike Chapman

Mike Chapman

Trustee
Jean Curd

Jean Curd

Trustee
Nicola Houghton

Nicola Houghton

Trustee
  • Sue Brown
  • Mike Chapman
  • Jean Curd
  • Nicola Houghton
  • Sue Brown

    Chair of Trustees
  • Mike Chapman

    Trustee
  • Jean Curd

    Trustee
  • Nicola Houghton

    Trustee
  • Sue Brown
  • Mike Chapman
  • Jean Curd
  • Nicola Houghton

 Central Team

 

Carolyn Webster

Carolyn Webster

Chief Executive
Dr Lexi Painter

Dr Lexi Painter

Adult Clinical Lead
Jenny Trevethan

Jenny Trevethan

Hope for Harm and Clinical Placement Lead & Clinical Supervisor
Alison Clayton

Alison Clayton

Childrens Clinical Lead
Nicola Henderson

Nicola Henderson

Evaluation Lead & Clinical Supervisor
Rachel Jones

Rachel Jones

Business Development Manager
Charlotte Gibbens

Charlotte Gibbens

Operations Manager
Nathan Sully

Nathan Sully

Mental Health Peer Support Worker
Lucy Richards

Lucy Richards

Trainer and Operations Support
Jackie Brown

Jackie Brown

Office & Referrals Administrator
  • Carolyn Webster
  • Dr Lexi Painter
  • Jenny Trevethan
  • Alison Clayton
  • Nicola Henderson
  • Rachel Jones
  • Charlotte Gibbens
  • Nathan Sully
  • Lucy Richards
  • Jackie Brown
  • Carolyn Webster

    I joined CLEAR as Chief Executive in June 2019 and am proud to be part of a team that makes such a difference. My background is in business development, external relations and fundraising – working across the public, private and voluntary sectors. As Chief Executive my role is to lead the charity ensuring that we deliver our objectives in a way that is transparent, safe, sustainable and inclusive.
  • Dr Lexi Painter

    As Clinical Adult Lead I help to look after all of our wonderful counsellors and therapists for the adult service at CLEAR. I work hard behind the scenes to improve the experience for people who work for and access CLEAR. I am also a Counselling Psychologist and I offer EMDR sessions. It is such a privilege to do my job and be part of a charity that helps to improve people’s quality of life. I am passionate about improving the provision of trauma-based therapies in Cornwall and about working towards a world where everyone can get the support they need in a timely manner. What I love about working for CLEAR is being a part of such a compassionate and caring service that is dedicated to providing the highest standard of service for people.
  • Jenny Trevethan

    I am Person-centred trained and work integratively. I’ve been a counsellor for 18 years and a counselling supervisor for 10 years with a specialism in domestic abuse, childhood sexual abuse and sexual violence, and a background in teaching and supporting trainee counsellors. I am passionate about supervision and the learning environment being a supportive space where we can all learn, expand and create. I have a key interest in self-harm and have recently set-up a new counselling service in Cornwall called Hope for Harm
  • Alison Clayton

    Childrens Clinical Lead
  • Nicola Henderson

    Evaluation Lead & Clinical Supervisor
  • Rachel Jones

    I am delighted to be part of the CLEAR team as Business Development Manager. My background in business has been as Founder of Fit N Fun Kids, a multi-regional and national award-winning childcare company, Ofsted rated Outstanding, providing high quality childcare and education both within our Falmouth setting and outreach support creches across the county. During my 22 years as Owner/Director prior to selling in 2023, I was also responsible for setting up Leading Women UK, supporting female entrepreneurship and the Enterprise Foundation South West, inspiring the next generation and linking the business community with education. I am passionate about business and people, supporting leadership and management, with a particular focus in supporting employee wellbeing, company culture, growth and development.
  • Charlotte Gibbens

    I joined CLEAR in 2020 with the sole hope to make a difference to those impacted by trauma. I am filled with pride to be part of such a fantastic charity and team that is making this difference. In my role as Operations Manager I get to work all across the charity in the Children and Adults services, personnel, finance, business development and fundraising, working behind the scenes in a whole variety of ways supporting our office and sessional team. My most recent achievement is running a half marathon for CLEAR and raising just over £1000, something I am incredible proud of. As well as working closely with the team and running that extra mile I enjoy being that first port of call for those reaching out for support, it is such a brave thing our clients are doing, being there to listen and support them in these steps is of huge importance to me.
  • Nathan Sully

    My journey in the support of others is still in its infancy. I have spent the past 4 years studying psychology and sociology among other aspects of the support and care sector. I will be finishing my studies (for the time being) in the summer of 2022. While completing my degree I have worked for an organisation that supports the community, including many street homeless individuals, who struggle with poverty and food insecurity. I am now looking forward to a new challenge and excited by the prospect of becoming a member of the CLEAR team and training in new subjects. I enjoy working with all people and believe happiness is found in the service of others.
  • Lucy Richards

    I enjoy engaging with people from all backgrounds and supporting individuals to grow and realise their potential. I have worked in the voluntary sector in Cornwall for over a decade, delivering confidence and motivation courses and 1-2-1 support to people across Devon and Cornwall. Prior to that I worked with Children and Young People in a variety of settings. I joined CLEAR in July 2023, employed as a trainer, predominantly delivering Safeguarding and Bystander Training.
  • Jackie Brown

    I am a socially shy person, but once I feel comfortable and settled, I am full of fun. I have a quiet reserved personality, but I am open and honest and a very strong team player, and am always on hand to help whenever I can. I am kind, caring and have empathy and compassion. I am a people person, and enjoy the team environment. I come from an adminstrator, referrals processing background, so am happy in this line of work. I love to give back, and if my small input helps to better the lives of others, then I am more than happy. I've been a Special Constable with Devon & Cornwall Police; the experience gave me the confidence to communicate with people at all levels, and build strong rapports. I live with my cat, and have a few hobbies, including Native American Culture and Diamond Art Painting.
  • Carolyn Webster
  • Dr Lexi Painter
  • Jenny Trevethan
  • Alison Clayton
  • Nicola Henderson
  • Rachel Jones
  • Charlotte Gibbens
  • Nathan Sully
  • Lucy Richards
  • Jackie Brown


 Counsellors, Therapist and Clinical Supervisors

 

Maria Adams

Maria Adams

Children and Young Person Therapist
Stephanie Allen

Stephanie Allen

Music Therapist
Sonya Anjari

Sonya Anjari

Clinical Supervisor
Lottie Blackledge

Lottie Blackledge

Dramatherapist.
Sarah Boreham

Sarah Boreham

Dance Movement Psychotherapist and course tutor for CLEAR diploma course
Steve Bowyer

Steve Bowyer

Children, Young People and Adult Counsellor
Anna Davis

Anna Davis

Person Centred counsellor working with children and young people
Sarah Emmett

Sarah Emmett

Counsellor
Una England-Morcom

Una England-Morcom

Person Centred counsellor
Kerra Hancock

Kerra Hancock

Play Therapist
Lisa Hastings

Lisa Hastings

Therapist in CLEAR Adult Service
Sandra Hedges

Sandra Hedges

Person-Centred Therapist
Beth Knowles

Beth Knowles

Art Therapist
Carol Marler

Carol Marler

Person Centred Adult Counsellor
Sarah Owen

Sarah Owen

Adult Sessional Counsellor
Philipa Robins (Pip)

Philipa Robins (Pip)

Play Therapist
Heather Sanders

Heather Sanders

Integrative Therapist
Viviana Spagnuolo

Viviana Spagnuolo

Person-Centred Counsellor
Sally Sweeney

Sally Sweeney

Adult Counsellor
Karen Van-Evelingen

Karen Van-Evelingen

Integrative Counsellor/Psychotherapist
Rio

Rio

Therapy Dog
  • Maria Adams
  • Stephanie Allen
  • Sonya Anjari
  • Lottie Blackledge
  • Sarah Boreham
  • Steve Bowyer
  • Anna Davis
  • Sarah Emmett
  • Una England-Morcom
  • Kerra Hancock
  • Lisa Hastings
  • Sandra Hedges
  • Beth Knowles
  • Carol Marler
  • Sarah Owen
  • Philipa Robins (Pip)
  • Heather Sanders
  • Viviana Spagnuolo
  • Sally Sweeney
  • Karen Van-Evelingen
  • Rio
  • Maria Adams

    I have worked in the field of education and therapy for over twenty years. My love of psychology, philosophy and therapy has led me to facilitate and encourage young people and adults to gain their needed qualifications, and to expand their self-belief. More recently, I have designed bespoke workshops supporting emotional wellbeing, effective communication, and resilience. A lifelong learner, I am currently studying for my MA in Counselling and Psychotherapeutic Practice and this is providing further support for my therapeutic work with children and young people who have experienced trauma. The use of a creative approach in this area is something that I am passionate about and is reflected in the post-qualifying diploma that is offered by CLEAR. I feel very privileged and excited to be part of the incredible CLEAR team.
  • Stephanie Allen

    Music therapy is a way of identifying, exploring and processing emotions. When we listen or participate in music, we are activating so many different parts of the brain. It can help with language and movement; it can trigger memories and visual images and it can enable our feelings to be heightened. In my sessions we might listen to your favourite music and think about what it sounds like or what it feels like. We might make our own music, whether that be using instruments, our voices or technology; loops, beats etc. I have been a therapist for 7 years and before that I was a professional musician. I have lived and worked in South Africa, Rwanda and all over the UK. Cornwall is my home now and I love visiting the beach when the waves are terrifyingly high and the rain is falling sideways. Unsurprisingly, I also love music!
  • Sonya Anjari

    I’ve been involved with CLEAR for some time now as a Gestalt Sessional Counsellor, Equine Therapist, Trainer and Clinical Supervisor. I enjoy the compassion and commitment of the team.
  • Lottie Blackledge

    I qualified as a Drama and Movement Therapist (Sesame Approach) in 2010 and joined CLEAR in 2012. I specialise in work with children and young people who have experienced abusive relationships and women during pregnancy and early motherhood, including parent child work with mothers and babies together. Within sessions I adopt a client led approach, working in the moment to meet the changing needs of the client/s. Sessions can include, movement play, story creation and enactment, work with myth and fairytales, character work, creative writing, talking, board games, art work, outdoor nature work and movement with touch and sound. I run 1:1, group, family and parent/child sessions.
  • Sarah Boreham

    I have worked for CLEAR for 5 years and am amazed constantly by the resilience and skills of our team and young people that we work with. I like working with children using any creative language they wish to use, dance, movement , music, art, story telling. A young person once described me as an eagle with an ability to view life from many different perspectives. I am a researcher and interested in how the physicality of therapists and clients can act as a source of information and self-care. Moving work online in the covid19 crisis has meant as therapists we’ve had to revision ways of working safely online with children, parents and families. I have a family (permission given to share this info) in which mum and child are creating a ‘wibbly wobbly’ road map by collaging, a feelings and events map as creative meaning making through the child’s eyes and experience.
  • Steve Bowyer

    After several years teaching in the primary and comprehensive sector, I left teaching to pursue a career in business. Following the sale of my business I relocated to Cornwall with my family and trained as a person-centred counsellor. I have worked as a counsellor for over ten years and specialise in helping support those who have experienced trauma, whatever it is and however it has been caused. Working at CLEAR, I am fortunate to be able to work with children/young people and adult clients. I describe myself as a WYSIWYG. What you see is what you get. A nine-year-old client once looked at me said, “I know you, you’re a child pretending to be an adult”. This was by far, the greatest compliment I have ever received.
  • Anna Davis

    I qualified in 2011 and run a private practice with adult clients. In 2016/17 I was thrilled to be in the first group to train in the Post Qualifying Diploma with CLEAR working therapeutically with children and young people and have worked with CLEAR for two years. I am an artist and have a Fine Art degree and an NVQ 3 in Arts Development and Teaching. I also have taught Tai chi / Qigong classes for almost 30 years. I work very creatively through a combination of talking therapy, art and play. I also have many years experience in meditation and can offer mindfulness /movements to help with anxiety and feeling more steady, if appropriate. I encourage expanding emotional vocabulary and building self-esteem, and confidence. I really enjoy the variety of working with children and young people, being playful, creative and supportive and constantly adapting to different ages, stages and personalities.
  • Sarah Emmett

    Registered MBACP (Accred.) & GMBPsS & MA, qualified and experienced counsellor offering a person-centred integrative approach. The counselling offered is a respectful and non-judgemental working together that values an open hearted, open minded & empathic approach to counselling therapy. Each client's, each person's potential & responsibility to come to their own decisions in their own ways is key throughout the counselling. Seeking help and attending counselling is a step that is to be welcomed. A warm welcome to you.
  • Una England-Morcom

    Hi my name is Una, I use a Person Centred approach to counselling. I work creatively to ensure my clients are provided with a safe space where they feel comfortable explore both past and or present issues. I am passionate about providing care and support for those who may need it. Over 25 years I have provided support for children, young people and adults. These individuals and families have experienced a wide range of issues. Many have suffered from emotional trauma, or have experienced physical and/or sexual abuse. I have an empathetic approach, providing an environment where individuals can talk freely without judgment and feel like they have been heard. I am a compassionate person who supports individuals to develop strategies that will have a positive outcome for them.
  • Kerra Hancock

    I originally trained in the field of Theatre and Arts Management, specialising in using creative arts as a medium to enhance children and young people’s wellbeing. My career has progressed from working as a volunteer in several organisations, such as an assistant to the play therapist team at the Royal Cornwall hospital, a young person’s support worker at Dreadnought and worked as a children’s support worker in a women’s refuge and with young addicts. I may initially be appointed to work with a child, however on occasions I find myself being an advocate for the whole family, ensuring all voices are heard, supporting the whole family in a holistic manner.
  • Lisa Hastings

    I am a professionally trained Integrative Therapist and am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP). I have been working as a therapist for over 10 years and with CLEAR since 2016. I became a therapist through being a client myself and experiencing first-hand the positive impact therapy and the therapeutic relationship can have. During my time at CLEAR, I have watched clients lives become easier and less emotionally burdened, giving a sense of freedom and acceptance. Seeing a client open up to new possibilities, perceptions and potential is amazing. I understand that trauma can affect different people in different ways which is why I use a number of different approaches from talking, to using creative ways such as drawing and sand tray work to help a client process their trauma. I aim to offer a a grounded presence where you can begin to explore your trauma while feeling safe, listened to and acknowledged.
  • Sandra Hedges

    I now have over 800 hours experience working with adults who have suffered rape and sexual abuse. I also support clients going through the prosecution process using Pre-trial Therapy. Additionally I have counselled parents as they address sexual abuse that their children have experienced. I have an understanding of the grooming behaviour of a perpetrator which was valuable when I worked on the "Protective Partners Programme" a course designed to keep children safe and delivered to parents whose partners have committed sexual offences.
  • Beth Knowles

    In 2011 I joined the creative, compassionate and clinically specialist team at Clear. I studied Illustration in Falmouth then Art Therapy in Derby. My role in Clear is Art Therapist working with children and young people. I have contributed to Clear’s accredited Diploma Course, Equine therapy pilot, Positive Relationships & Emotional Wellbeing program and group therapy projects. Along the way I have worked in the NHS with adults in the Learning Disability Service and the Mental Health Service.
  • Carol Marler

    I offer a confidential, non-judgmental space where any difficulties can be explored safely. I have a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling; my approach is person-centred which has acceptance, authenticity and empathy at it’s heart. I have trained and worked with Cornwall Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre and REACH, and have. particular expertise in supporting clients who have experienced sexual abuse and domestic violence. I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, and work within their Ethical Framework.
  • Sarah Owen

    Adult Sessional Counsellor
  • Philipa Robins (Pip)

    Hello, I have had the privilege to be engaged in working alongside children, teenagers and young adults for the past 30 years, firstly as a teacher and now as play and creative arts therapist. My aim everyday is to provide a safe, nurtur-ing, empathetic environment where children of all ages can come and ‘play out’ what is needed to fulfil their full potential. I am trained to use play and the creative arts as a means for understanding and communicating with children about feel-ings, thoughts and behaviour, through Play Therapy UK and BACP. The nature of my work means I am continuing to engage in extensive training in subjects such as child devel-opment, attachment (the bonding process) and trauma. When not working you will find me dancing, walking my three dogs and probably engaging in more dancing.
  • Heather Sanders

    I am a qualified Integrative Therapist registered with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP). I have worked both face to face and remotely with many people who have experienced trauma, particularly with survivors of domestic and sexual violence. I also practice privately from my office in CarbisBay, St. Ives with young people, adults and couples. I draw on a range of therapeutic models to support each client in a person centred way which aims to build a strong therapeutic relationship with clients to support them to achieve their personal goals. I am also a qualified Reflexologist and Reiki practitioner.
  • Viviana Spagnuolo

    As a Person-Centred practitioner, Empathy, Acceptance and Honesty are at the core of my practice. I bring a warmth to the counselling room which allows my clients a safe place to explore whatever they bring. In viewing each person as an individual we create a unique process where, through active listening, healing can occur. BA (Hons) in Counselling (1st class) and Diploma in Counselling
  • Sally Sweeney

    After many years supporting adults, young people and children, in various roles within schools, community and mental health settings, I think I was always working towards the role I now have, and love, with Clear. Whilst my core approach is Person Centred, integrating Trauma Focused CBT into my work enables me to build on the relational support I offer clients by helping them understand how trauma has affected the way they think and feel, and how we can work together to help them live a happier, more fulfilled life in the future.
  • Karen Van-Evelingen

    I aim to provide a warm, safe, and confidential space for my clients to explore what they are thinking and how they are feeling. My core approaches are Attachment, Humanistic/Relational, Psychodynamic, and Transactional Analysis. My Integrative training ensures I remain open to the needs of my clients. I am guided by my clients, so the sessions are focused on their therapeutic needs. Being a registered member of the BACP, I follow their Ethical Framework to ensure I work with clients ethically and safely. I am also committed to ongoing Continual Professional Development. In my personal life, I enjoy going to the gym, swimming, and walking along the Cornish coast. I am also a keen photographer.
  • Rio

    Find out more aboout Rio here: https://https://clearsupport.net/news/rio-the-therapy-dog
  • Maria Adams
  • Stephanie Allen
  • Sonya Anjari
  • Lottie Blackledge
  • Sarah Boreham
  • Steve Bowyer
  • Anna Davis
  • Sarah Emmett
  • Una England-Morcom
  • Kerra Hancock
  • Lisa Hastings
  • Sandra Hedges
  • Beth Knowles
  • Carol Marler
  • Sarah Owen
  • Philipa Robins (Pip)
  • Heather Sanders
  • Viviana Spagnuolo
  • Sally Sweeney
  • Karen Van-Evelingen
  • Rio

 

 

 

 

Why Work for CLEAR

CLEAR is the only BACP accredited all age counselling and psychotherapy service in Cornwall. We work to the BACP Ethical Framework and strive to be trauma-informed in all that we do.

We are committed to continuous improvement, informed by our clients, partners, funders and colleagues. We measure ourselves against a set of evidence-based, nationally recognised outcomes and qualitative feedback on our service delivery.

We are committed to training and continued professional development and have many opportunities for both formal and peer learning. We actively seek to support the wellbeing of employed and sessional-based colleagues and offer activities such as our Wellbeing Wednesday drop-in and Thursday lunchtime trauma-centred, trauma-sensitive yoga at our base in Truro and are planning online sessions of Tai Chi Movement for Wellbeing. We offer group clinical supervision for all therapists and counsellors and bespoke supervision for referrals and administrative staff.

In addition to our sessional rate we fund travel, group supervision, room hire where needed and access to a range of therapeutic resources. There are opportunities to get involved in our wider fundraising activities including our lovely charity shop in Cathedral Lane, Truro and to come together for Service Days, Wellness and Training.

We do our upmost to ensure we play our part in environmental sustainability and are a Real Living Wage, Disability Confident Employer.

Opportunities for working with CLEAR

We currently have vacancies for.

  • EMDR Adult Sessional Therapist

        The  document Job Description and Person Specification (392 KB) are available here

  • Child and Young Person Sessional Therapists - Mid, North and East Cornwall

The  document job descriptiion (81 KB) and  document person specification (383 KB) are available here.

Please note that our minimum requirements for CYP therapists are

    • recognised accredited qualification at degree or L5 and above, and a Diploma in a particular therapeutic modality
    • 3 years post qualifying experience working 1-2-1 with children / young people
  • Adult Sessional Counsellors

       The  document job description and person specification (392 KB) is available here

 


           The CLEAR  document Application Form (818 KB) is available here.

                  Please email applications to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 

  • CLEAR is seeking new trustees

            to join our Board and support the ongoing work and development of the charity. We especially welcome skills and              experience in strategic development, fundraising, marketing, and PR. More information is available here

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