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

Carol has been a counsellor of all ages from 5- 99 since 2006 and the owner and Director of  learning for CB Counsellor Training since 2010. She holds a Level 3 in Teaching and Education alongside her counselling qualifications

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.


Mary Clair Kelly Ad Dip PC, MNCS (Accred), MBACP (Accred)
Tutor and Assessor Level 5 Course in Counselling Children and Young People
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.

Bhavna Abbi (MBACP Accred)
Assistant Tutor Level 5 Course in Counselling Children and Young People (Saturday cohort)

Bhavna, also known as Bav, has been a Counsellor for over 20 years and BACP accredited for more than 15 of those.

Her work includes counselling adults with addictions from BIPOC communities, counselling students in university settings and mental health (dual diagnosis work). She has also worked in the corporate field as an EAP case manager, dealing with anything from critical incidents to work related stress.

Her training includes an MSc in Counselling Psychology, and Level 5 in Counselling Children and Young People via CB Counselling Training Ltd. As a previous student of the L5 Counselling CYP course, Bav has a real insight and can fully understand the subtleties within the content of the course and the work involved in ensuring the students’ voices are heard and understood. She is also an EMDR Therapist.

In 2018, she set up a counselling service at an Independent Grammar School primarily for children and young people from Junior school, Senior school through to Sixth Form. She continues to work there and enjoys it immensely. The work includes all aspects of safeguarding and working alongside Junior and Senior school staff to ensure the pastoral support is next to none. She recognises the importance of the aspects of equity, diversity and inclusion, which she tries to bring into her work. She recognises now, more than ever, how much internal biases and intergenerational trauma can affect young people and therefore, she aims to try and highlight these, where appropriate, in all that she undertakes.

Richard Carroll MBACP (Snr Accred)
Tutor and Assessor Level 6 Course in Counselling Supervision

Richard has been a counsellor for almost 20 years and is a BACP accredited counsellor.
He has worked in many different settings including a GP surgery; a drug and alcohol recovery agency; various schools and colleges. He currently works in a university counselling service and in private practice.

Richard is a qualified teacher and has taught counselling, health and social care and early childhood studies for 11 years. He currently teaches on a BSc (Hons) in Counselling, although over the years he has taught counselling from Level 1 to Level 7.

Richard has been supervising for 10 years and has counselled counsellors, social workers, teachers, child-protection officers and midwives and brings his knowledge and understanding of supervising individuals and groups to our Level 6 course.

Suzanne Bunt (MBACP Accred)
Assistant Tutor Level 6 Course in Counselling Supervision and Level 5 Children and Young People (Friday cohort)

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 and holds a Level 3 in Teaching and Education, alongside her counselling qualifications. 

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.

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