Our contributors

Heather Churchill has many years of experience as a trainer, counsellor/psychotherapist and a supervisor. She has co-authored two books* and published articles, a number of which have appeared in the Accord journal of the Association of Christian Counsellors. In her private clinical practice, Heather specialises in counselling adults who have experienced abuse in childhood. She is currently conducting a reflexive audit on the work she has undertaken in developing Higher Education counselling training within a Christian paradigm at doctoral level.

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- Insight into Helping Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse
- Insight into Shame 

Dr Owen Ashley worked as a counsellor in general medical practice for many years where he also ran stress management and assertiveness training groups. With more than 30 years’ experience, Owen runs his own counselling and supervision private practice.  Stress management and Christian theology/spirituality are particular areas of clinical interest and experience.

David Wise served as a Baptist pastor in churches in and around London for 37 years. David has mentored Christian leaders for more than 20 years and he is accredited by the European Mentoring and Coaching Council as a Senior Practitioner. Between 2011 and 2018 David worked as a part-time tutor and module leader on Masters programmes in Missional Leadership, and is currently researching the creation of genuinely multi-ethnic local church congregations for a Doctorate in Practical Theology.