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Bob Stradling

College Director
BA(Hons), MA, Cert HE (Higher Education), FHEA

After qualifying as a Chartered Accountant Bob moved into commercial training and from there into the Higher Education sector where he has worked for over twenty five years in a range of institutions and roles helping to provide leadership often in situations where significant change was required. He has been a church leader and is a keen wargamer.


Jennifer Campbell

(English), HED (Education), DipTh, BD (Biblical Studies), MPhil (Systematic Theology)

Jennifer has dual citizenship of South Africa and UK, having studied, worked and lectured in both countries in diverse church (Evangelical Anglican) and college appointments (Methodist, Reformed, Charismatic, Ecumenical).
Jenny has mobilised visionary leadership in local congregations and communities as a speaker, team builder and spiritual director (see www.eaglesinflight.net).

Heather Churchill

MTh. (Middx); BA (Hons. Brunel)
Registered Member, MBACP (Senior Accredited) Counsellor/Psychotherapist;
Registered Member, ACC (Accredited Counsellor and Supervisor)

Heather has many years of experience as a Trainer, Counsellor/Psychotherapist and a Supervisor. She has co-authored two books: Insight into Helping Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse and Insight into Shame and had published a number of articles 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.

David Wise




Ellen Yun

MA Integrative Psychotherapy, Dip, PGDip, BA (Hons)

I have diverse experience of supporting, empowering and advocating for people in different settings.  I am passionate about developing and supporting people to explore and reach their potential.  I have over 12 years experience of counselling children, young people and adults and I currently have a private practice offering counselling and supervision.


Kathy Spooner

MA Integrative Psychotherapy; Level 4 Diploma in Counselling, Diploma in Supervision;  M.Sc; BA Hons.

I am currently the Director of Counselling and Psychotherapy at the Association of Christian Counsellors (ACC), maintain a small private practice, give training in a variety of settings on a number of topics, and lead the Spiritual Direction module on the MA in Spiritual Formation at Waverley Abbey College.

My interest is in integrating Christian spirituality with understandings of mental health and wellbeing and especially in the practice of those called into the ministry of counselling. I am currently re-working the ethics and practice statement of the ACC and together with colleagues in the profession, hope to design competencies and a training curriculum for the safe integration of Christianity and counselling.

Anna Clarkstone

BA year 3 leader
BA (Hons) in Counselling

Anna has been the year leader for the BA Year 3 programme at Waverley Abbey College for seven years, as well as lecturing in Gestalt theory and the Enneagram. She is accredited with the BACP and ACC and runs a private practice in Bournemouth, Dorset. Anna began her studies at Waverley Abbey College in 2002. Recent studies include a Diploma in Supervision, a certificate in online counselling and current studies on the MATCP (year 2).

Donna Maddox

BA (hons) in Theology and Counselling, Certificate in Counselling Supervision

Donna is the lead tutor on BA Counselling Year 1 and Year 2 weekend programme, and leader for Year 2 Day release programme.Donna also runs a small private practice seeing both clients and supervisees. Her key area of interest is trauma, abuse and dissociation. Registered member of both BACP and ACC and an accredited registered member of the NCS.

Phil Shephard

BSc (Hons.) in Pure Maths; Advanced Diploma in Counselling; MA (Distinction) in Counselling Studies; Certificate in Supervision. Accredited member of ACC and Registered member of BACP

Phil is part of the training team on BA year 4 and teaches the Spirituality Module; he is also a tutor and leader of Year 1 of the MAC Masters programme.

In his spare time he runs a small private counselling practice in North Wales and works for a local business counselling agency. His particular interest is in Mindfulness and also Diversity issues in counselling.

Chris Duffett

Chris has a wealth of experience in Chaplaincy having served as Peterborough’s City Centre Chaplain for 10 years and is currently one of the Bardsey Island Chaplains. Chris is also a tutor with The Light College lecturing on Theology, Culture and the arts and lecturer at Cliff College on Pioneering and Fresh Expressions. Former president of the Baptist Union of Great Britain and an author of 4 books, his latest a novel on the life of his hero Philip the evangelist. He is an evangelist and artist and founder of The Light College and Collective.

Sharon Mclean


Dr Owen Ashley

BSc (Hons) in Sociology, an MA in Counselling and a PhD evaluating CWR’s Waverley Integrative Framework of Christian Counselling.

Owen leads Year 1 of the BA (Hons) Counselling programme and the MA in Therapeutic Counselling and Psychotherapy. Owen worked as a counsellor in General Medical Practice for many years where he also ran stress management and assertiveness training groups. Registered Senior Accredited Member of the BACP and also an accredited Counsellor and Supervisor with the ACC, he has over 30 years’ experience and runs his own counselling and supervision private practice. Stress management and Christian Theology/Spirituality are particular areas of clinical interest and experience. Owen also has a PG Certificate of Higher Education.


Debbie Quick


Sally Berry


Nina Smith

HE Dip Counselling, Masters in Therapeutic Counselling and Psychotherapy (MATCP), Dip Gen Nurse, B Soc Sci, Business & Administration (BA Hons)

A tutor on year 1 of the MAC masters programme, Nina alsouns a general private practice in Bath, with a focus on trauma, spiritual abuse and recovery from coercive control. She is a qualified practicing supervisor and volunteers with OMF to assist with debrief counselling.


Sara Lister

RN, BSc(Hons) Nursing ; MSc Nursing Studies , Post Graduate Diploma in Adult Education, MA Integrative Psychotherapy from Christian Perspective. Registered member of the BACP and Registered Nurse.

Sara is programme Leader for MA Counselling. Sara is also part of the team at The Royal Marsden Hospital, providing psychological support for the patients and is also managerial responsible for the psychological support team, the chaplains and staff counselling service.

Her academic interests are the impact of the clinical work on those in the caring profession and strategies for self care ; the psychological support of those with life limiting illness; and spiritualty.

Janet Penny


Ian Stackhouse


Alison Cansdale