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BACP Organisational Member

The Staff

There are currently nine members of the Haven Team, the Project Manager, seven Therapists (including one Art Psychotherapist, one Clinical Supervisor) , one Case/Liaison Worker and one Admin Support Worker.

Haven Team Members


Jackie Wright – Project Manager is a qualified Registered State Nurse, Certified Midwife and Health Visitor. She is also an experienced Senior Manager and Project Manager, who has worked in Hull for over 25 years. She has extensive experience in working with marginalised communities including refugees and traveller communities. Jackie has also spent 3 years living in Bangladesh and Ghana as a VSO volunteer supporting NGOs as a Strategic Manager working with organisational managers and local people.

Basim Marzoog – Admin support worker, he is qualified Maths Teacher in his home country in Iraq and has been in England /Hull for eight years.

Gwen Randall –  Internal Clinical Supervisor. Gwen is MBACP (Accr),(Reg),Dip Supn (UKCP Reg) BA(Hons).  She has worked for two years as a Therapist working with refugees and asylum seekers in Leeds and 18 months with the Haven project here in Hull. Gwen specialises in trauma therapy and Supervision and also provides training. In addition, she is involved in developing new therapeutic interventions in conjunction with York University. She has worked within the NHS providing counselling to staff within the occupational health setting but also for the emergency services. Also having establishing a counselling service within a secondary school on the North East Coast. Gwen also  receives victims of crime referrals.  Gwen’s experience of delivering supervision to colleagues, triaging and working with families is invaluable.

Agnes Ndebele – Relational Therapist who recently joined the Project in December 2015. She works in an integrative way drawing her approach from the psychodynamic, humanistic and solution focused approaches. Her 26 years previous work experience with the Police, Prison Services and the United Nations Interim Mission in Kosovo has been a solid foundation to her gained experience in therapeutic counselling. She worked as a mentor to the Kosovo Police dealing with war crime victims suffering from trauma and depression for 3 years and also with students from a wide diverse background for the past 4 year at The University of Bradford Counselling Services. Agnes is a qualified and registered member of the BACP who holds a BSc degree in Therapeutic counselling, Diploma (HE) Therapeutic Counselling and Certificate (HE) Counselling Skills all from Leeds Beckett University. She is also trained in Transactional Analysis (TA101).

Stuart Murray-Borbjerg – Art Psychotherapist: HCPC registered professional with experience of working in NHS psychological trauma services, forensic settings and community family centres, working with adults, young people and children, with particular experience with refugees and asylum seekers.

Gayle Clark – Therapist,  joined Haven in July 2013 after 4 years working in various settings within the NHS Primary Care Mental Health Team including HMP Hull, Pain Managements Clinic, GP’s surgeries and Reflective Systemic Family Therapy team and the Specialist BME Therapies team. Gayle qualified at York St John’s with 1st Class Hons in 2008 and is a MBACP accredited.

Andrew Dolan – have experience of working as a Senior Counsellor / Psychotherapist for a number of different counselling services within the public and private sectors, including HMP Everthorpe and private residential drug and alcohol rehabilitation centres. More recently I worked as a Team Leader for ReNew, a community-based addiction service. I am also sub-contracted for Time To Listen, a non-for-profit charity working with children, adults and families. I have a Diplomas in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy, Psychotherapeutic Counselling and Addiction Counselling.

Patricia Pandelescu – UKCP registered psychotherapist, joined Haven in December 2019 after 10 years of experience of working with individuals and groups in mental health services and private practice in Romania. Her therapeutic approach is based on integration of elements from different schools of psychotherapy : Ericksonian therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy , relaxation and clinical hypnosis, psychodrama , brief solution focused therapy and motivational interviewing.

Lesley Jane Ness – Joined Haven as Therapist in 2019 with 12 years NHS experience helping adults and young people overcome common mental health conditions using cognitive behavioural therapy interventions.  Assessed and treated clients one-to-one and delivered group courses.  Was an active member of the Reflective Systemic Family Therapy team and was employed in Child and Adolescent Mental Health. Came to mental health from a background in law.  Has Postgraduate qualifications in primary care mental health and primary and secondary care cognitive behaviour therapy.

Stella Munthali-Armstrong – Liaison Case Worker: Graduated in 2014 from the University of Hull with an Upper class 2:1 Bachelors Degree in Social Work. She holds 5 years work experience with Adults, Young People & Children across various sectors, providing interventions in mental health, substance misuse, education and criminal justice sectors. Stella’s role in the team focusses on offering structured solutions based on theoretical interventions that enable pathways towards self-development. Her passion is building meaningful working relationships with clients and other professionals to achieve the best possible outcomes. She is appointed to work with children who have comes to the UK as part of the Syrian Resettlement programme and together with our family therapist, facilitates the increase in resilience for Refugees to take on coping mechanisms that promote independence and autonomy.



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