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

Helen Burrows – Chair  

Helen is originally from Hong Kong and has lived in UK since she came to study at 17.  She is a chartered accountant and has worked in banking most of her career specialising in control and risk strategies and governance.  Helen is married with 2 sons in their early twenties.  Outside of work, Helen enjoys walking, music, sewing, painting and travelling.

Sue Bogie – Trustee & Chair of Clinical Committee

Sue worked as a Chartered Physiotherapist for 25 years, and also work for Elmbridge Home- Start as a volunteer.  Her counselling training started in 1989 with Sutton Pastoral Foundation, part of Westminster Pastoral Foundation (WPF) and in 1998 she qualified with WPF as a Post Graduate Psychodynamic Counsellor and was then in private practice and working in a London Hospital until 2008. She was a member of their Ethics Committee for 3 years a. She has been on the Clinical Committee for TCP since 2009.

Graham Mann – Vice Chair

Graham founded his first business when only nineteen followed by a second six years later in the IT solutions & services sector. This business was successfully divested after sixteen years to the market leader where Graham stayed in a variety of management roles for ten years. He now works locally as a business consultant and is chairperson of Walton-on-Thames Cricket Club. Graham also founded the Walton-on-Thames Beer, Wine & Live Music Festival now in its third year and Walton Watchdog. Graham is a volunteer mentor for the social enterprise organisation Hatch and helper at the Walton Foodbank. Graham’s interests include watching his son play cricket, going to the ballet with his daughter, travelling with his wife and playing chess.

Steve Peckham – Treasurer

Steve qualified as a chartered accountant in 1984 and spent twelve years with KPMG in various offices. On leaving he spent a short-time heading EMI’s international audit team before becoming finance director of their South African business in 1996.  After that he held various finance director roles in Virgin’s Megastore and cinema groups.  In 2007 he led the buyout of Virgin Megastores UK to form Zavvi. In 2009 he left that business to join the U.S. hair and beauty group Sally as the UK finance director where he stayed until retiring in 2015. Steve is now able to support a number of charities as Treasurer and is looking forward to working with the TCP team.

Mary Kerrigan – Trustee Secretary

Mary is an experienced investment professional.  A qualified actuary and senior investment consultant. In 2015, she decided to leave her executive career in order to utilise her experience and skills in the not-for-profit sector.  Mary is currently a mentor with the 30% Club, providing career advice to young MBA graduates and a volunteer with the actuarial profession’s financial education program in underprivileged areas in London.  She is currently training as a Samaritan and joined the Trustees of TCP as she particularly wanted to get involved with a charity which supported those with mental illness.

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.

Alastair- Gordon-Evans – Clinical Counselling Trustee

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.