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Carol Belsey BA (Hons) MBACP (Snr. Accred)
Owner of CB Counsellor Training, Director of Learning, Facilitator for Practical Training Days and Assessor
Carol Belsey

Carol has been a counsellor of all ages from 5- 99 for 15 years, a Supervisor for 3 years and the owner and Director of  learning for CB Counsellor Training for 11 years.

She works in Private Practice, as the Lead Counsellor of East Surrey Counselling Group, running two counselling rooms in Godstone. Surrey,  where the counsellors specialise in working with children and young people, alongside their adult work.

Previously Carol worked for Dialogue, YMCA Brighton & Hove as a school counsellor in both Primary and Senior schools and for Surrey Family Mediation Service as a Child and Adolescent Counsellor.

Previous roles whilst training to become a counsellor, include time as a Teaching Assistant and Therapeutic Learning Mentor.

Carol is both passionate about counselling for all ages but especially children and young people and providing reasonable priced training for fellow counsellors and has enjoyed CBCT becoming an OCN London Centre for Accredited Post-qualification Counselling Courses.

Paul Thurtle MBACP (Accred)
Administration Assistant

Paul is a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (Accredited) and is our Administration Assistant.

Paul worked as a teacher in London and Surrey for 17 years before making a career change into funeral directing and then training to be a counsellor!

His specialist areas are pre-bereavement, bereavement and loss.

Paul has worked with clients on anger issues, low self-esteem and low mood. He also works with clients in the areas of sexuality and identity issues.


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Maggie Curran
Facilitator and Assessor
Maggie Curran

Maggie Curran holds a degree in Counselling, A Level 6 in Supervision, a Level 5 in CBT and a Level 7 in Trauma and PTSD and is a Race Dialogue Trainer.

Maggie works as a Supervisor for both individuals and groups, alongside her work as a Counsellor of all ages from 5 and couples. She is also a Freedom Programme Facilitator.

Maggie has taught on many courses from Level 1 to Level 7 and enjoys her training work and encouraging best practices in Counselling Supervision.

Her previous experience includes working in schools.

Suzanne Bunt (MBACP Accred)
Facilitator for Practical Training Days

Suzanne qualified as a counsellor in 2006 and works with children, young people and adults. She has experience working in several forums including Schools, GP Surgeries, Charites and Private Practice. Suzanne specialises in working with Deaf, hard of hearing people and people with communication difficulties.

Suzanne previously worked in education, social care and charity sectors assessing and supporting people to cope with a variety of issues for more than 30 years and now supporting parents is a particularly important part of her work.

Suzanne runs parenting groups in schools and offers one to one support for parents and carers, believing this supports them to be able to meet their children’s emotional and physical needs.

She believes everyone can benefit emotionally and physically from having their own toolbox of skills, to support themselves and having worked with the profoundly deaf, Suzanne is a proficient communicator in sign language, which has been a useful skill not only for interpretation, but also in shifting her own thinking style to help her understand body language and nonverbal communication.

Mary Clair Kelly Ad Dip PC, MNCS (Accred), MBACP (Accred)
Facilitator and Assessor
Mary Clair

After setting out as a bereavement volunteer for Cruse Bereavement Care, Mary Clair worked for five years as a Special Educational Needs Learning Support Assistant in a mainstream state secondary school while undergoing her training as an Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counsellor.

She now provides therapy for children from a variety of backgrounds aged 5-18 years in private practice and also as a counsellor in a Senior school.

Previously as a School Counsellor at one of the country’s few state-run boarding schools, she was instrumental in developing and delivering a highly successful counselling service. She has also consulted on provision of in-school support and reducing school refusal in other schools in Tandridge.

Her training experience includes her posts as Training Facilitator for Jigsaw South East, a children’s bereavement charity, and training young people in peer support for 11-25 year olds for mental health charity, Mindfull.

More recently she wrote and delivered an accredited level 4 course for other therapists on counselling children and young people before converting it to our Level 5 course and she runs Inset sessions on various subjects including bereavement and self-care for newly qualified teachers.

A passionate advocate for better understanding of development and mental health, she is currently writing a book for parents based on what she has learned though her work and personal experience.

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