Chair - Dr John May
John May MA, PhD, CMRS, MCMI has extensive experience of the charity sector. He has held two paid positions as a charity CEO. As a volunteer, he has been Chair or Vice Chair of two other charities and is currently Chair of the Finance Committe of a third. Prior to retiring, John worked in the local government, private and voluntary sectors, both as an employee and as an independent management consultant.
John believes his role as Chair of the CCC Board is to help the charity to balance the twin elements of mission and management in fulfilling its charitable object of relieving distress by the provision of counselling to those who need it. A charity which does not use its resources for public benefit (mission) is a charity that has lost its way; but so is a charity that does not exercise prudent stewardship (management) of those resources.
Counsellor - Catherine Callow
Catherine Callow RGN, Cert. Ed, Post Grad Cert in Supervision, BACP Senior Accredited Counsellor has a background in nursing and as a lecturer in further education, teaching on social care courses.
Catherine joined CCC in 1986, when she commenced her counselling training with CCC and counselled for CCC until her retirement in 2017. She had a private counselling practice, supervising counsellors for many years and counselled for the NHS, working in three GP surgeries counselling individuals and running therapeutic groups. Catherine also specialised in post-traumatic stress disorder and working with victims of abuse and torture.
In the years that Catherine has been a member of CCC, she has held offices as Peterborough Representative on the Management Group, Peterborough Branch Chair, and Vice-chair of the Management and Trustees Committee. Catherine was CCC's Education Officer for 10 years, setting up and managing an active continuing professional development (CPD) programme. She has always been a very committed member of the consultancy, taking pride in the fact we offer a highly professional service and are able to offer therapy to clients who may otherwise by unable to access it.
Over the years, Catherine has been involved in voluntary groups, including as a trainer for Parentline and Home Start. She belongs to the Red Cross and has been part of their Macmillan Independent Living Programme. Catherine also still runs the marriage preparation courses for Marriage Care. As a trustee, Catherine hopes to continue to support the valuable work of CCC.
Counsellor - Catherine Drury
Catherine Drury, MPP, B Soc Sci, has a Foundation Degree in Integrative Counselling. Before taking up counselling in 2016 her experience was in Policy Research and Development, within the fields of Education and Training, Social Policy and Criminology.
She has been involved in a variety of charities, from working with young people leaving care, to music and also as a member of British Trust for Ornithology and her local Wildlife Trust. Catherine has a strong interest in furthering reconnections between people and the natural world.
HR - Nicky Mawby
Director of HR Your Business Matters Ltd since 2014, Nicki Mawby provides local businesses with people support services including HR and Recruitment as well as a range of Training Services that allow business owners to further drive performance by ensuring they have the right people in the right place at the right time, with the right knowledge, skills and behaviours.
Nicki is an active member of the CIPD and also the founding member of HR: Connect Over Coffee, a monthly CPD and networking event for HR professionals. Events are held locally and provide a learning environment as well as an opportunity to connect with other HR professionals, sharing knowledge, experience and resources.
Nicki is passionate about education and training. When not running her business, she teaches Apprentices along with Level 3 and 5 CIPD at Peterborough Regional College and University Centre Peterborough. She is actively involved in various initiatives which supports new start-ups, entrepreneurs and women in business. In 2019 she won the Peterborough Small Business Award for 'Best Professional Services', and is currently a finalist in the 2020 awards for ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’.
Counsellor - Francesca Amor
Francesca Amor is an accredited integrative counsellor with NCS, she runs her own private practice, and she is involved in the charity sector. She volunteers for Cruse, the bereavement charity, works for Grief chat and for Relate as a couples counsellor.
For 15 years she has been the director and founder of two Relocation companies, one in Italy and one in UK, an immigration consultant for well know world firms and previously she was a marketing and sales manager with a higher level diploma in Marketing and Sales from Luiss Business University in Rome.
Francesca is a counselling member of CCC’s Hunts and Cambs branch. She believes that everybody should be able to access counselling when is needed, despite money, beliefs and walk of life. She values diversity and different cultural back grounds.
Counsellor - Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson is a BACP Accredited Person Centred Counsellor and a Psycho-analytical Psychotherapist currently working as a Staff Counsellor at University of Cambridge and as a Clinical Supervisor at Papworth Royal Hospital, and at Addenbrookes Hospital and as a Counselling Supervisor for the Cogwheel Trust.
Digital - Gary Elsley
Gary Elsley is a digital content specialist, experienced in website management, digital strategy, SEO optimisation and online copywriting. He has worked in the charity sector at the Woodland Trust and is currently working on behalf of Peterborough City and Cambridgeshire County councils as part of a digital content team. Gary has joined CCC to offer his services in helping to achieve the goal of refreshing and improving the charity's digital offerings