Ian Addison - Charity Manager
Ian is the organisation’s Manager and is responsible for the day to day running 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 thirty 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.
Kathy Davies - Volunteer Coordinator
Kathy has been with the charity since its inception and is from a nursing background. Her main responsibilities are the recruitment and training of our volunteers and counsellors. Kathy has a Diploma in Counselling and is a registered member of the BACP. She visits Singleton Hospital wards weekly, supporting patients and relatives referred by health professionals. She is also a Counsellor in our Swansea Centre.
Meinir Davies - Outreach Coordinator
Meinir has worked at CISS for the past 18 years, previously from a nursing background with 20+ years experience in various health care settings.
As Outreach Coordinator her main responsibilities are overseeing the day to day management and support of the Outreach Team, strategically linking with hospitals, health professionals, GP surgeries and community groups within south west Wales.
She has a Diploma in Counselling and a member of BACP, is a fluent Welsh speaker and works from a counselling/support perspective with cancer patients and families across all areas within their homes and communities.
Jacqui Brooks - Outreach Counsellor - Swansea & Carmarthenshire
Jacqui has been working for CISS since 2015, having volunteered for us for several years at the beginning of her counselling career. She graduated as an integrative Counsellor from University of Wales College Newport in 2003, and now works across Swansea and Carmarthenshire both in our centres and on an outreach basis.
Alleyne Jenkins - Outreach Services Officer - Neath Port Talbot & Bridgend
Alleyne was previously a health care professional for over 20 years before becoming a qualified counsellor and has worked for CISS since 2010. Her role is Outreach Counsellor for Neath Port Talbot and Bridgend, supporting clients within their home, at GP surgeries and in hospital.
Berns Thomas - Outreach Counsellor - Carmarthenshire
Berns has been a counsellor at CISS for 7 years, her role being Outreach Counsellor for Carmarthenshire, supporting clients within their home, at GP surgeries, in hospital plus at our centre in Carmarthen. Prior to this she worked in a variety of counselling fields since qualifying in 2005.
Jayne Jenkins - Outreach Counsellor - Neath Port Talbot & Bridgend
Jayne comes from a background in nursing and gained her counselling degree at Glamorgan University.
She’s been a member of the outreach team since 2009 after working for several years as a generic counsellor within the third sector.
Covering Neath Port Talbot and Bridgend, she supports clients at home, in hospital, or at one of our centres.
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.
Ffion Owens - Outreach Counsellor - Swansea & Carmarthenshire
Ffion is one of our outreach counsellors, working across Swansea and Carmarthenshire. In her role, Ffion undertakes home and hospital visits as well as counselling in our various locations. Ffion’s qualifications include a degree in Psychology and foundation degree in counselling.
Jo Sims Davies - Swansea Shop Manager
Jo looks after the smooth running of the Swansea shop, ensuring volunteers are available to cover the opening times. She also ensures items given generously by donors are arranged for sale to the shop’s customers; those items that can’t be sold are recycled, and part of her role is to ensure our income is maximised by recycling as many of these items as possible.
Gillian Evans - Neath Shop Manager
Gill manages our Neath shop, ensuring its smooth operation & again preparing items for sale or recycling donated by our generous supporters.