Our People

Dr Jane Woodend MSc; Dip Psych Couns;

Registered Member MBACP (Accred)

Following her earlier career as an Occupational Therapist and NHS Manager, Jane qualified as a psychodynamic counsellor with the Westminster Pastoral Foundation (WPF) in 2000 and then completed a post-graduate training in 2002. She has been in practice since then and worked with a wide variety of presenting problems in individuals and couples. Jane has an MSc in Applied Psychology (Learning Disabilities) and completed her PhD in 2014, where her research into endings in psychodynamic counselling broke new ground in terms of both psycho-social methodology and findings. Jane also has a certificate in psychodynamic supervision and has completed further training in time-limited counselling, working with couples and using cognitive behavioural approaches.

Jane has previously held posts within a county-wide counselling service as Service Manager, Head of Training and also, in conjunction with the University of the West of England (UWE), was Programme Manager for the country’s first Foundation Degree in Psychodynamic Counselling. She has published a chapter on psycho-social research methodology in 'Further Researching Beneath the Surface (vol 2)' (2018) Ed. Anne-Marie Cummins and Nigel Williams; Routledge: London. Jane has been a  CharityTrustee of the Severnside Initiative for Psychotherapy (SIP) in Bristol and Us in a Bus, an organisation providing intensive interaction for people with profound learning disabilities or challenging behaviours.

Jane has a particular clinical interest in issues relating to bereavement, loss, learning and physical disability.

Jane is registered with and accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

Marianne Pawloff MSc; Dip Psych Couns; Dip Psych Sup;

Registered Member MBACP (Accred)

Following her earlier career as a Social Worker, Marianne qualified as a psychodynamic counsellor with the Westminster Pastoral Foundation (WPF) in 1997 and then completed a post-graduate training in 1999. She has been in practice since then, working with a wide variety of presenting problems in individuals, couples and families. She completed the certificate in analytic group work in 1999 and has achieved both certificate and diploma level awards (WPF) in clinical supervision. Marianne is registered with the British Association of Psychoanalytic and Psychodynamic Supervision (BAPPS). She has completed further training in time-limited counselling, working with couples and families, and using cognitive behavioural approaches. Marianne brings 35 years meditation experience to the Mindfulness sessions at Five Valleys Counselling Practice. 

Marianne has previously held posts within a county-wide counselling service as a Clinical Manager, Head of a Child and Family Service, Course Manager and Clinical Supervisor.

Marianne has a particular clinical interest in issues relating to sexual diversity and gender identity.

Marianne is registered with and accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

Frances Kerr Dip Psych Couns;

Registered Member MBACP

Frances qualified as a psychodynamic counsellor in 2010 followed by a post-graduate training from 2010 - 2011. She has trained in working with children and families and completed additional training in time limited and couples counselling. During the past nine years Frances has worked with people with a wide variety of presenting problems and with families in a Child and Family Service.

Frances has a particular clinical interest in issues relating to bereavement, loss and family dynamics.

Frances is registered with the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) and the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). 

Anne Griffiths BA; Dip Psych Couns;

Registered Member MBACP (Accred)

Anne qualified as a psychodynamic counsellor in 2011, with a Diploma from the Westminster Pastoral Foundation (WPF) allied to a Foundation Degree from the University of the West of England (UWE). She has completed further training in working with couples, time-limited psychodynamic work, and using Cognitive-Behavioural Therapeutic (CBT) approaches within a psychodynamic framework.

Having a background in physiology, and having worked within both hospital and hospice settings, Anne has a particular clinical interest in how physical and psychological states are linked, in bereavement, and in identity.

Anne is registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), and has been an Accredited Member since 2013.

Amanda Golley Dip Psych Couns

Registered Member MBACP

Having come from a long background in client services, Amanda has always been interested in people and the dynamics of relationships. She pursued this further by gaining academic and vocational experience in psychodynamic counselling. This culminated in her achieving a Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling with the Westminster Pastoral Foundation (WPF). She then followed this with an Associate Year in Psychodynamic Counselling during which she completed additional training in time limited and couples counselling. She has a particular clinical interest in the dynamics of attachment and issues relating to self-harm.

Amanda is a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and is working towards accreditation.

Kate Smith MA; Dip Psychotherapy

Registered Member MBACP and HCPC

Kate qualified as a psychotherapist in 2010 with an MA in Integrative Arts Psychotherapy from the Institute for Arts in Therapy and Education (IATE). She has worked with people of all ages and abilities as a therapist and trainer; offering optional techniques from art, drama, movement and sand tray therapy, as exploratory tools to complement ‘talking therapy’. Since 2015, Kate has specialised in work with mums and babies (perinatal psychotherapy); helping mothers experiencing difficulties such as depression or anxiety in pregnancy, after birth or in their child’s infancy. She also has a clinical interest in trauma and cross-cultural issues in therapy; having worked since 2014 as part of the Therapy Team at Gloucestershire Action for Refugees and Asylum Seekers (GARAS).

 Kate is a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), and a registered Arts Psychotherapist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

Annie Browne PG Cert Couns Relate Accred

Registered Member UKCP

Annie’s initial training was in care and education, first working as a teacher, then manager with people with learning difficulties, emotional and/or behavioural difficulties and people with mental health needs. Annie’s passion has always been around working systemically within organisations and providing systemic supervision to health and social care professionals. This led her to begin training in systemic counselling and psychotherapy and she gained her post graduate certificate in systemic counselling in 2015. Annie became a Relate accredited counsellor in 2016, specialising in working with couples and families. In addition to her work at Five Valleys Counselling Practice, Annie is also a Clinical Associate at the Family Institute in Wales and is working towards an MSc in Systemic Psychotherapy.

Annie is a member of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).

Alison Harris BA; Dip Psych Couns

Registered Member MBACP

Alison is a Psychodynamic counsellor and registered member of BACP (British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists).  She has trained and worked with a county-wide counselling service gaining a diploma from the Westminster Pastoral Foundation (WPF).

Alison has extensive experience working with clients with a wide variety of presenting problems in both time-limited and long term work.  She has undertaken additional training and worked with a National Gambling Addiction charity.  Alison has a particular clinical interest and experience working with addictions and issues related to adoption and fostering.

Dr Donna West NRCPD ASLI VLP

Donna holds an Advanced Diploma in Translation and Interpreting. She is registered with the National Register of Communication Professionals working with Deaf and Deafblind People (NRCPD) and works as a freelance interpreter. Over the past 22 years, she has worked as a Teacher of Deaf Children, a Research Associate and Lecturer in Deaf Studies and in Narrative Inquiry, and a Communication Support Worker in a variety of educational and community settings. In 2009 she gained her PhD in Deaf Studies and Education, exploring the narratives of deaf-hearing family life.  Donna is a member of the Association of Sign Language Interpreters (ASLI) and of Visual Language Professionals (VLP). Donna’s role is Practice BSL-English Interpreter for clients who are deaf.

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Five Valleys Counselling Practice Ltd
8 London Road
Stroud
GL5 2AJ

Registered Office
Delta Place
27 Bath Road
Cheltenham
GL53 7TH
Company number 9343206