Clinical Team

Our clinical team are all qualified practitioners, with extensive experience of working with men who have had unwanted sexual experiences. Clients can request to view training certificates and accreditation awards by emailing admin@mkcharity.org.

You can click on each person’s icon to see more about them and their qualifications.

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Victoria
Counsellor

I am a BACP accredited Psychodynamic Counsellor/Psychotherapist.

I have a BSc (Hons) in Psychodynamic Counselling and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy from the University of London. I also hold a Diploma in Group Work Practice from the Institute of Group Analysis.

I am passionate about the wellbeing of people who have suffered abuse and actively advocate for survivors and their families.

I have a particular interest in areas including, childhood /adult trauma, sexuality, racial trauma and addiction.

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George
Counsellor

I am a humanistic-integrative counsellor and an accredited member of the BACP.

I have a postgraduate diploma from Brighton University in Humanistic Counselling and Psychotherapy.

I work in charities across the Sussex region supporting survivors of unwanted sexual experiences and am committed to helping individuals to live with the legacy of abuse.

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Susanne
Counsellor

I trained in the Pluralistic approach which means I work with an integrative style which is rooted in humanistic and person-centred values. Every client is unique, as is their, needs, goals, life experiences and personal circumstances. I work holistically in that I consider the whole of each unique person their emotional, physical, psychological, spiritual and social well-being. I am registered with both the professional bodies of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and the Association for Counselling and Therapy Online (ACTO)

BSc Behavioural Science (Hons) – University of Abertay Dundee, MSc Pluralistic Counselling – University of Abertay Dundee Scotland, Post Graduate Diploma – Online and telephone counselling and psychotherapy – Academy for Online Therapy, Accredited NHS Scotland suicide prevention and safety plan trainer, Certified Breathwork Practitioner – Sundoor

I am a member of the Trauma Recovery Community, the UK Trauma Council and The Brave Trauma Therapist Collective. I campaign for human rights, environmental awareness and animal rights.

Whenever possible, I am out in nature, either in green or blue space with my beautiful dog and companion Rosa. I can often be found in the forest or by the sea drumming along to the harmonious rhythms of nature. I love gardening and enjoy growing sensory, healing and therapeutic herbs, plants and vegetables. My special interests when reading are behavioural science and neuroscience.

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Georgina
Counsellor

I’m a BACP Accredited Integrative Counsellor/Psychotherapist (MBACP Accred.) and an EMDR Practitioner.

I have a Postgraduate diploma in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy from the University of East London. I also have an EMDR qualification from EMDR Europe.

As an accredited registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP Accred.), I adhere to their ethical framework. I work to provide clients with a confidential space in which to explore their feelings and experiences at a pace that feels right for them.

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Alex
Counsellor

I am a BACP accredited counsellor.

I have a Masters in counselling from Birkbeck college, University of London and a diploma in supervision from the institute of group analysis.

I have been working as a counsellor supporting male survivors since 2010.

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Salma
Counsellor

BACP accredited clinical supervisor and therapist

Advanced Diploma in Integrative counselling, PG Diploma in clinical supervision, EMDR therapist

I am committed to being ethical in my practice, being just to my clients and active in alleviating distress in others.

I have a fear of cats.

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Emily
Counsellor

I am a BACP registered Accredited Integrative counsellor: Specialising in Person Centred, Gestalt and Transactional Analysis.

I hold a Counselling Diploma from Wealden College and a Supervision Diploma from Cathy Davey Training.

I am founder of Counselling for Wellbeing. I am committed to supporting people heal the relationship with themselves thus enhancing our collective healing.

I am trauma informed and hold a CPD certificate (continual professional development) in Sensory Motor Psychotherapy. I hold a CPD certificate using Creativity with Trauma. I am trained as a Voice Dialogue practitioner. Voice Dialogue is a powerful and non-judgmental method for helping people understand the different parts or aspects of themselves, guiding people towards a better understanding of their inner urges and motives.

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Isabel
Counsellor

I’m a Humanistic Counsellor & Psychotherapist, Member of the BACP, NCPS and UPCA

I have an MSc (master of sciences) degree in Humanistic Counselling & Psychotherapy from the University of Brighton.

I value and embrace diversity, participating in community environments and projects that include people of different backgrounds and beliefs. I believe that each individual is unique and important to the whole of society.

I speak English, Portuguese and Spanish.

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Kat
Counsellor

I am a BACP accredited pluralistic counsellor and supervisor

I have an MA in Psychology from Dundee University, an MSc in Counselling from the University of Abertay, and a certificate in Counselling Supervision from COSCA (Counselling and Psychotherapy in Scotland).

I have previously published research on the usefulness of yoga an adjunct to therapy for survivors of sexual violence, and present workshops to therapists around online therapy for trauma recovery.

As a pluralistic therapist I believe there is no one right approach that will help everyone all of the time, so I work with you to decide what you would like to work towards in therapy, and collaborate on how we can best reach this together.

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David
Counsellor

I’m a BACP registered integrative counsellor and clinical supervisor.

I have a post graduate diploma in Integrative Counselling from the Wealden Psychology Institute and a Diploma in Supervision from Cathy Davey Training. I also have a diploma in counselling adolescents from the Metanoia Institute.

I am passionate about my therapeutic work with male survivors and keen to engage with research in the field and share my experience with colleagues. I have presented at a BACP led training event.

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Carl
Counsellor

I am a NCPS Registered Humanistic Counsellor and Clinical Supervisor with a strong Person Centred approach.

I have a Post Graduate Diploma in Person Centred Counselling from Brighton University and a Diploma in Supervision from the Link Centre.

I am an advocate for the broad range of male experience and for or male therapy. I believe in honesty, integrity and compassion. I live my ethics whilst acknowledging that I am a fallible human just like you!

I am accepting of difference in all it’s glorious multitudes. I may not be an expert in all areas but I am willing to learn and open to developing my understanding.

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Graeme
Counsellor

I am a Humanistic & Systemic therapist & a member of the National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS) & the College of Sexual & Relationship Therapists (COSRT).

Post Graduate Diploma in Humanistic Counselling University of Brighton. I’m also a qualified Relationship, Family & Psychosexual therapist with nationally recognised qualifications.

I became a counsellor, because I wanted to contribute something positive to society by helping people. I work collaboratively with clients & see the therapeutic relationship as the foundation of any work.

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Aidan
Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (ISVA)
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Theo
Group Therapist
and Course Facilitator

BACP registered integrative counsellor and supervisor.

BA Hons Counselling from University of Brighton 2009. Diploma in Relation based Supervision and Duo Counselling.

I offer a trauma informed therapeutic approach with a particular interest in couple and group work.

I work both as a group facilitator at Mankind in Hove as well as running my own private practice seeing a diverse range of clients.

Steph
Course Facilitator

I’m a BACP registered psychodynamic psychotherapeutic counsellor.

I have a post graduate Diploma from Brighton University.

I am passionate about helping people to heal and recover from abuse and trauma.

Simone
Group Therapist
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Chris
Supervisor

I am a BACP registered accredited Integrative counsellor and clinical supervisor.

I have a Diploma in Counselling from Wealden Psychology Institute and a Diploma in Clinical Supervision from Psychotherapy in the Home Counties.

I am an advanced motorcyclist and work alongside The institute of advanced motorcyclists to further improve rider knowledge skills and road safety.

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Jayne
Supervisor

I am a BACP registered Humanistic Integrative Counsellor and clinical supervisor and I am also an Accredited Registrant Member of the NCPS

I have a Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling from Wealden Psychology Institute 2007 and a Diploma in Clinical Supervision from Psychotherapy in the Home Counties 2013

I am a humanist and I work relationally, respecting the autonomy, free will and intrinsic goodness of everyone I work with.

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Alison
Supervisor

I am a BACP accredited humanistic psychotherapist and a qualified clinical supervisor.

I hold the Spectrum Centre for Humanistic Psychotherapy Post-graduate Certificate in Psychotherapy and a Diploma in Supervision from the Link Centre.

I am dedicated to supporting survivors of sexual abuse, and those who work to support them. I have worked with organisations that promote the healing from abuse for 15 years.

Melanie Barnard
Clinical Director

MBACP Integrative counsellor and supervisor

PG Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Therapy from Northbrook College and Diploma in Integrative Supervision from the Link Centre

I have a deep appreciation and commitment to compassionate leadership and how that can improve outcomes for our service users, the wellbeing of our staff and organisational culture.

Mona Sorensen
Sussex Services Manager

I am a Humanistic Integrative Counsellor and BACP registered

I have a Post Graduate Advanced Humanistic Integrative Counselling Diploma from CPPD, London.

I enjoy supporting Counsellor’s Wellbeing through my role at Mankind, to ensure they can offer the best service possible.

I am passionate about linking movement to better mental health and enjoy offering Walk & Talk, Wellbeing & Run Coaching in the outdoors, via my private practice.

Sarah Swain
Online Services Manager

I am a BACP accredited counsellor.

I have a diploma in integrative counselling from Inter-Psyche and an I am a certified professional coach.

I am keen to support my local community and have been part of volunteering projects over the years.

Board of Trustees

Salim Koroma
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Sheereen Mulla
John Blair

I’ve worked in the third sector and in a range of outdoor learning and development roles for over 20 years. Currently I’m a CEO of a charity.

Sheffield Hallam University MSc Outdoor Management Development

Throughout my career and personal life, I’ve worked to provide and support opportunities for people to come together, participate, learn, reflect and share. I feel it’s important for society to support and enable individuals to lead their best lives.

Laurence Collins-Willis
Patrick Sandford
Stuart Wilkie – Chair
John Watson

Operational Staff

Jacob Okere
Finance Officer

I am a part qualified management accountant.

I have a postgraduate diploma from the University of Uyo, Nigeria and an advanced diploma in management accounting from the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, England and Wales.

I am committed to my responsibilities and strive to maintain high standards.

Lucy Hughes
CEO

I’m a BACP registered Integrative Counsellor and Supervisor.

I have a Post Graduate Diploma from the Brighton School of Counselling and Psychotherapy and a Diploma in Supervision from the Link Centre.

I’m a co-founder of the UK Brave Movement, part of a global survivor led campaign to stop child abuse. I also sit on the Board of the Male Survivors Partnership.

James Gadd
Communications Manager

I have over 10 years of marketing and communications experience across the private, public, and non-profit sectors.

By combining a people-first outlook with data-led strategies, I help Mankind to make the most of our budgets and services without losing our connection with everyone who visits our sites or makes use of our services.

We always put the voices of survivors first. As communications manager, it’s my responsibility to make sure that all of Mankind’s output represents male survivors.

Graze Nzeakor
Data Officer

I have over a decade of experience in data management and analytics, with a rich background in projects, governance and strategic information management.

After earning a BSc (Hons) in Psychology from the University of Sunderland, I’ve honed my skills at leading teams, specialising in harnessing complex data systems to drive innovation and efficiency.

I’m passionate about the transformative power of data. I’m an advocate for ethical data use, ensuring that our practices not only comply with regulations but also respect user privacy.

Sam Outten
Data Officer