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Meet the Team


Staff

Anne Fry
Anne Fry
Chief Executive
I’m responsible for the overall delivery of EDNE’s services, our financial sustainability, and making sure staff, volunteers and the people who use our services operate in an environment where they can thrive.
Rachel Cowey
Rachel Cowey
Counselling Lead
I’m responsible for managing and developing EDNE’s counselling services and counselling team and ensuring a welcoming, safe, sensitive and confidential service that is responsive to people’s needs.
Sarah Lou Murray
Sarah Lou Murray
Education and Training Officer
I've worked in the community and voluntary sector for over 15 years with most of my experience being in youth work. I'm passionate about young people and wellbeing and look forward to working across the sectors to deliver awareness on eating distress.
Claire Wilkinson
Claire Wilkinson
Office Manager
I deal with initial enquiries for clinical and other support and information and register new clients to our services. I work with the management and board to ensure the charity complies with its legal obligations.
Sonia Tabassum
Sonia Tabassum
Counsellor
I am an Integrative Counsellor, which means as well as using the core foundation of Person-Centred Therapy I also use a variety of modalities including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Gestalt and Transactional Analysis (TA).
Caroline Roberts
Caroline Roberts
Counsellor
I am an integrative therapist, meaning that I use a variety of therapeutic theories and methods to inform and guide my practice. In this way, I hope to meet every individual just as they are and work in a way that suits their particular needs.
Claire Taylor
Claire Taylor
Counsellor
I joined the EDNE team in April 2023 after working for Mind as a CYP counsellor. I am an integrative, person-centred counsellor who puts the client at the centre of the process and is led by their needs.
Erin Burton
Erin Burton
Counsellor
I am an integrative Psychotherapeutic Counsellor. This means I work in an empathetic, non-judgmental, collaborative way that is ultimately lead by you. As we work together, I might introduce a variety of ideas or approaches that I think might be helpful, and together we establish whether they serve to help you towards your counselling goals.
Clair Cetin
Clair Cetin
Counsellor
Hi, my name is Clair, and I joined the EDNE team in August 2023. I am an integrative counsellor which means that I use different therapeutic approaches to meet each client’s individual needs.
Milda Valutyte
Milda Valutyte
Counsellor
At the centre of my practise, I hold the belief that every person needs to be considered as a whole and counselling techniques must be tailored to their individual needs and personal circumstances. I hope to help you feel heard and acknowledged, as we work to achieve what you need from our time together.
Toni Kurdi
Toni Kurdi
Counsellor
I am a registered and qualified Psychotherapeutic Counsellor who graduated from the Northern Guild School of Psychotherapy and Counselling in 2018.  I would like to provide you with a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space to explore what is important to you as an individual and in your life. 
Angus Mack
Angus Mack
Counsellor
I am a trained integrative counsellor and use a variety of approaches, skillsets and methods to tailor my work to the client. My focus is to place the needs, wishes and safety of the client first and by doing so, enable them to be autonomous in their decision-making process and counselling journey.
Lina Schuerholz
Lina Schuerholz
Counsellor
I joined EDNE in September 2023, previously having worked at a student counselling service and having supported clients with learning disabilities. I am a psychodynamic counsellor, which means I usually look at how past experiences, conflicts, or trauma impact on your current distress.
Eva-Liis Reile
Eva-Liis Reile
Group Worker
I joined EDNE as a Group Worker in September 2023 after working as a Sessional Worker for Changing Lives, where I worked supporting people struggling with homelessness.

Trustees

Kay Jones
Kay Jones
Chair and Trustee
Kay is an experienced Non-Executive Director, with a proven track record of business transformation and culture change and brings a wealth of experience from multiple sectors and roles to the EDNE Board.
Jo Wheatley
Jo Wheatley
Treasurer
Jo joined EDNE Board as a Trustee in May 2023 and has recently been appointed Treasurer.
Radha Sharma
Radha Sharma
Trustee
I was keen to join the trustee team as eating distress has also affected those close to me and I wanted to ensure I could support this invaluable work. I heard about Eating Distress North East through the Community Foundation Tyne and Wear as a part of their Trustee Match Scheme
Emily Harkness
Emily Harkness
Trustee
Emily joined the EDNE Board in 2022. Having lived experience of eating distress, she wanted to use her skills and expertise in profile raising and strategic planning to support EDNE in their vision of getting the right support to people struggling with eating disorders or eating distress.
Callum Robson-Port
Callum Robson-Port
Trustee
Callum, an experienced data architect and engineer with 15 years of expertise in the tech sector, joined the EDNE Board of Trustees in May 2023.
Sarah Bentley
Sarah Bentley
Trustee
Sarah has worked in the not-for-profit sector for 23 years and is the Chief Executive of Tandem (formerly Morrison Trust), a Darlington charity providing support with employment, training, skills and personal development. Sarah joined the EDNE Board in September 2023.
Caron Deans
Caron Deans
Trustee
Caron has previous board experience, is a qualified coach and has worked in human resources as a senior leader for many years across private and public sectors, bringing expertise in leading change, developing talent and supporting organisations to be more diverse and inclusive.
Lauren Patterson
Lauren Patterson
Trustee
Lauren has been a Trustee since 2018 and Chairperson since 2022 and she is a previous service user of EDNE.

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