Lucy Rogers - Tutor

Having gained a master’s in counselling and an Adv. Diploma in Psychotherapy, I have practiced in a range of agencies and settings including The Priory. Now practicing privately, I also offer support within a local homeless charity with people experiencing substance misuse and related issues. Alongside my counselling practice, I am a qualified and experienced counselling tutor offering BACP NCFE and ABC counselling courses to students at all levels within both London and Dudley.


  • Level 3 Supervision 
  • MSc/ PgDip – Addiction Psychology and Counselling 
  • Advanced Diploma - Contemporary Psychotherapy 
  • Level 5 Diploma - Cognitive Behavioural Therapy 
  • BACP Dip Counselling Skills 
  • Motivational Enhancement Therapy 
  • Working Creatively with Trauma
  • Working Successfully with Addiction and Recovery
  • Working Effectively with Anxiety and Depression

Types of therapy

Integrative, Existential, Person Centred, Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing and Solution Focused Brief Therapy. 

Chris Nicklin - Tutor

My current qualifications include a MSc in Psychotherapeutic Counselling, a Post Graduate Diploma in Psychotherapy, a Professional Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, a Diploma in Clinical Supervision and numerous certificates and training in the field of counselling and psychotherapy. I am currently in the process of conducting further research in the psychotherapeutic field.

I currently teach counselling with Synergy and Foundation Counselling Ltd. Both levels 3 and 4. 

My experience is varied and includes working in a residential setting with people who are experiencing problems with drugs and alcohol, young person’s counselling, couples counselling and family therapy, group and individual therapy, private practice and care coordination of therapeutic treatment. 

Matthew Stainer - Tutor

I am a fully qualified therapist with over 5 years’ experience of working alongside adults with a range of disorders, including substance use disorders, depressive disorders, anxiety disorders and general personality disorders. I have completed a Bachelor of Science degree and currently undertaking an MSc in Integrative Psychotherapy at the Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute.


I pride myself on having up to date knowledge in the field of psychotherapy and integrate a plethora of modalities including Person Centred, Psychodynamic, Interpersonal, Existential Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Motivational Interviewing. My therapy style emphasises the importance of the therapeutic relationship and is flexible in its nature, emphasising the importance of meeting relational needs. I also have substantial experience working with couples. 

Danielle Slammon – Tutor/Director

I started my journey to becoming a Counsellor in 2008, when I met a friends Mother who had lost her Son to cancer a few years before. I stood in front of her feeling her grief and pain while not knowing what to say. This was a lightbulb moment in my life. I knew that this was my vocation and I enrolled at a local adult education centre on a 6-week introduction to counselling skills course. I never looked back. I went on to complete level 2 and 3 counselling courses with NCFE, and then qualified completing level 5 diploma in therapeutic counselling at Wolverhampton College. I have worked in private practice throughout and have undertaken over 1000 client hours – both individual and couples counselling. I started tutoring for Synergie Counselling, and then moved on to set up my own centre delivering counselling courses. I am passionate about all areas of my work and my aim is to ensure all of our learners have an outstanding experience. I feel privileged to be able to accompany learners throughout their training. Starting at level 2, right through to becoming qualified counsellors at the end of level 4.

    Qualifications and training

  • Level 5 in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Level 3 in Counselling skills and Theory 
  • Level 2 in Counselling Skills
  • Diploma in Mindfulness.
  • Diploma in Couple and Family Therapy.
  • Diploma in Inner Child Therapy.
  • Rewind technique
  • Awareness in Bereavement Care - Cruse Bereavement Care.
  • Specialised training with Women's Aid - Counselling survivors of Abuse.
  • Training with Freshwinds - Counselling individuals with Life Limiting Illnesses.