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Meet The Team

A small but mighty team of passionate counsellors dedicated to the advancement of creativity & community in counselling

Leadership & Operations

Profile image of Tanja Sharpe - Founder, Director & Community Lead

Tanja Sharpe - Founder, Director & Community Lead

Tanja is an Integrative Counsellor, NLP Practictioner, Hypnotherapist, author of the "CBT Doodling for Kids" series and Therapeutic Coach. She is a registered member of the BACP and has a private practice based in the heart of the community in Chester. She has previously worked as a counsellor within the NHS & Rape Crisis. In 2018, Tanja was invited to take part in the Facebook Community Leadership Program along with 114 other global leaders. She is passionate about advocating for a more creative approach to counselling to suit the needs of the client as well as ending counsellor isolation and burn out through her community efforts. Tanja also runs another project called Confident Hearts where she trains others in Compassion, Creative Wellbeing & Mindfulness Coaching through her online courses and offline workshops

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Gaynor Rimmer - Events & Retreats Lead

Gaynor is an Integrative Counsellor, Supervisor & Clinical Hypnotherapist. She is a registered member of the BACP and has a private practice in Southport. She offers one to one counselling and group support. She has previously worked as a counsellor and assessment officer at a Rape Crisis Centre in Liverpool. She is the Events and Retreats Lead for the Creative Counsellors and provides online training and support within that community. Gaynor's creative, compassion based approach is at the heart of all her work.

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Evie Sharpe - Community Engagement Lead

Evie is a qualified Integrative Counsellor & Creative Wellbeing & Mindfulness Coach. She is a registered member of the BACP. She shares a private practice in the heart of the community in Chester with Tanja. She has also worked with mental health charities and Rape Crisis. As the Community Engagement Lead, she is passionate about creating opportunities for Creative Counsellors members to get together, speak openly and find support to grow their creative counselling skills while making new connections

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Dee Richards - Training Coordinator

Dee is a qualified Cognitive Behaviour Therapist and has her own private practice working in Chester and Liverpool. She enjoys working with issues surrounding anxiety and stress and with clients who have low self-esteem and low self-confidence; collaborating with her clients in ways that try to resolve their individual issues. She is creative by nature and enjoys discovering and exploring avenues of creativity that may be beneficial to her clients in therapy.
Dee also has past experience of working with survivors of Rape and Sexual Abuse
and is a member of the BACP. She runs training and workshops on the therapeutic use of Mandalas in counselling work.

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Claire Short - Blog & Online Magazine Editor

Claire is the community magazine and blog editor at Creative Counsellors. As well as these roles she is also part of the training and ambassador teams. When she's not nestled away on the sofa with a coffee editing magic for our blogs, she manages a thriving private practice as an integrative counsellor and trainer writing and delivering training across the
country. Previously she held the role of director for a local Rape Crisis Centre.
If you would like to write for Creative Counsellors or be featured in our community members blog and magazine, visit the contact us page. Claire would love to hear from you!

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