Trustees

Terri Collins – Patron

Terri is a founder Trustee of the NSCCP (North Surrey Community Counselling Partnership) now The Counselling Partnership and has a background in PR, conference and business administration.  Terri has been involved in the voluntary sector in Elmbridge for more than thirty years and is a founder Director of Elmbridge Community Link. She sits on the Clinical Committee

Alastair- Evans-Gordon – Chair

After working in advertising and marketing in his 20s, Alastair enjoyed a brief career as a professional actor and theatre producer before becoming a househusband and father to Christopher. He retrained as a Performance psychologist, specialising in elite sport. He then qualified as an integrative psychotherapist, working with primary school children, an addiction centre and regular GP referrals. He is obsessed with cricket, plays golf regularly, and has returned to the stage with regular appearances in an experimental theatre company.

Caroline Edmonson – Treasurer

Caroline is a chartered management accountant (CIMA) and has worked in a variety of finance and strategy roles across consumer goods companies (Coca-Cola, Innocent drinks, Unilever) for the last 15 years. She is adept at setting and project managing strategies for growth, while having a strong grasp of financials and investment appraisal. Equally happy in the detail and the big picture, Caroline likes to ensure she is adding value to the projects she is involved in. She is a mum to 2 energetic pre-schoolers and loves to explore outdoors in her free time with them.

Suzanne Doerr – Trustee – Marketing

Suzanne has worked as a communications consultant for over thirty years, advising corporate and challenger brands on issues such as strategy formulation, corporate visibility, change management, B2B and internal communications. She also develops and delivers training workshops on topics including consultative sales and social selling.  Suzanne is a qualified life coach and offers one to one and group coaching.  When she is not working, she loves spending as much time as possible with her family – mostly on the hockey or football sidelines!  She also enjoys playing with the Rusty Racquets once a week at Walton tennis club. Joining TCP as a Trustee has met a long held goal to be involved in the charity and non-profit arena.

Sara Langley – Trustee

Sara is a Pastoral Assistant with St Peter’s Church, which has been involved with the Counselling Partnership since the beginning; she acts as our link to the church. Sara is a self-employed book-keeper and is on the church finance team as well as running the Hersham Craft Group.

Dr Ramesh Kapadia – Trustee

Dr Ramesh Kapadia has started two charities both of which are still thriving. One is for the education of street children in Mumbai (www.vidya.org.uk ), which had children featured in the film by Danny Boyle, Slumdog Millionaire. He worked in education and has now retired but is still a governor in a local school. He has always had an interest in mental health which now has a higher profile. He lives in Long Ditton, Elmbridge.

Mary Davies – Trustee

Mary taught French before training as a counsellor and later as a supervisor. She worked for eight years on a day programme for people with drug and alcohol addiction problems. This included counselling, group facilitation and clinical supervision of volunteers and staff. Since then she has taught on the counselling degree course at Kingston College and been in private practice as a counsellor and supervisor. She supervised volunteer counsellors for The Counselling Partnership for ten years, recently retiring from this role.

Geoff Langsdon – Trustee

A former soldier, civil servant, Mayor and private business owner, Geoff has dedicated himself to supporting and developing people to fulfil their full potential.   For the last 20 years he ran a training company delivering workshops on effective written and oral communications skills.  He served as a close advisor to government ministers for a number of years on health and welfare matters. He is a qualified executive coach.  Currently as a volunteer, Geoff works with two charities supporting disabled people.  He enjoys reading widely, walking, cycling and swimming. And he is a bit of a politics anorak.

Trev Price – Trustee

Trev is a chartered accountant who has experience across a broad range of sectors including software, mobile telecoms, and payments. Responsibilities within his roles have included finance, accounting, business planning, commercial negotiations, corporate strategy, legal affairs and company secretarial. He also has an accountancy practice helping SMEs and sole traders to make sense of their finances and to keep HMRC happy. When not working Trev will be continuing his education in the company of his four children, reading a good book, walking in the Surrey countryside, flailing about on the tennis court, de-stressing in the Hot Yoga studio, or running the line for his younger son’s football team.