Ian Addison - Charity Manager
Ian has been the organisation’s manager since 2008 and is responsible for the day to day operation of the charity. A member of the Association of Accounting Technicians, Ian has previous experience of the third sector in a voluntary capacity and brings with him over twenty five years experience in the private sector. His responsibilities include all aspects of the organisation’s operations including finance, premises, HR, Change Management and liaison with outside organisations and funders.
Berns Thomas - Outreach Counsellor - Swansea
Berns has been a counsellor at CISS since 2010, her role being Outreach Counsellor, supporting clients within their home, at GP surgeries, in hospital plus at our centre in Swansea. Prior to this she worked in a variety of counselling fields since qualifying in 2005.
Lisa Evans - Outreach Counsellor - Swansea & Neath Port Talbot
Lisa has been a counsellor with CISS since 2012 and is qualified to Masters level in humanistic counselling practice. She has past experience counselling with a generic counselling centre and combines theoretical models to provide tailor made support. Lisa is an outreacher counsellor for the Neath Port Talbot and Swansea areas providing counselling and emotional support to clients in their homes, at hospitals and GP surgeries. She has attained her counselling children & young peoples Diploma so now supports anyone aged 3+.
Ffion Owens - Lead Counsellor
Ffion is our lead counsellor, based in Swansea centre. In her role, Ffion is responsible for the recruitment and management of both our staff and volunteer counsellors, together with undertaking hospital visits as well as counselling in our various locations. Ffion is a fluent Welsh speaker and her qualifications include a degree in Psychology and foundation degree in counselling. She has attained her counselling children & young peoples Diploma so now supports anyone aged 3+.
Jo Sims Davies - Swansea Shop Manager
Jo has managed the running of our Swansea retail operation since 2011, ensuring the team of shop staff and volunteers are available to cover the store operating hours. She also ensures items given generously by donors are arranged for sale to the shop’s customers or sold in our ebay store; those items that can’t be sold are recycled, ensuring income is maximised from all donations kindly given to us.
Carol Dennehy - Outreach Counsellor - Swansea & Neath Port Talbot
Carol is a member of the outreach counselling team and in her role, provides counselling to clients in their home, at GP surgeries, in hospital and at our counselling Centres.
Prior to this, Carol has over 20 years’ experience of supporting clients within various community based social care settings and worked as an accredited psychotherapist in private practice. Carol’s qualifications include a BA (Applied Social Studies in Social Care), BSc (Degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy), a Post Graduate Diploma (Loss, Grief and Bereavement) and is an accredited member of the BACP.
Cherie Grindon - Outreach Counsellor - Swansea & Neath Port Talbot
Cherie is the newest member of our outreach counselling team and in her role provides counselling to clients in their home, at GP surgeries, hospitals and at our counselling Centres.
Cherie has over 20 years’ experience of supporting clients, is qualified to Level 4 in therapeutic counselling and is a member of the BACP.