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Michelle Stone


Counsellor & Trainer

Michelle is a relaxation coach, a Wim Hof instructor, a Youth Mental Health First Aid trainer and a mental health trainer, as well as a counsellor.  She has many titles but they all have the same aim, to enable people to find their own way, or support others, to manage the overwhelm and find their own way to where they want their life to be.  She specialises in working with children and young people (aged 8 upwards) but works well with any age.

Gemilla Chady

Director, Events planner

Rachel Maynard


Development and Growth 

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Rachel is a Level 3 Forest School Leader with over 7 years experience running forest school programmes and many years experience in scouting. Trained to deliver the John Muirs Award. Level 3 OCN working with young people with Challenging Behaviour Outdoors. Youth Mental Health First Aider. Therapeutic Forest Approved Practitioner. Shinrin Yoku Forest Bathing Practioner.

Helena Zizkovska

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Director, Policy adviser

Helena is an experienced Mental Health professional with a vast experience of working in the Health and Social Care sector. Helena is experienced in supporting children and young people with mental health difficulties and disabilities, specialising in supporting clients with autism and special educational needs. 


As well as directly supporting clients by providing holistic wellbeing support, Helena has also led various improvement projects within the sector. These include developing and implementing a new Quality Assurance system in Children's Social Care, improving the support offer for Foster Carers in Essex, overseeing the development of new Children's Residential Homes as well as piloting a new project funded by the NHS to support young people suffering with mental health conditions who are facing a discharge from Children's Mental Health services. 


Helena is also the founder and Director of Platform Theatre Arts CIC which is an inclusive performing arts school for children and young people operating in Southend-on-Sea in Essex. Helena has a Level 2 certificate in Therapeutic Counselling and is currently studying a Level 3 in Hypnotherapy.

Fiona Howells



I am currently in the third year of a BA in Humanistic Counselling at Chichester University. I am also an Holistic Therapist and have been running a business for 17 years practicing Therapeutic Massage, Reflexology and Reiki. 

I also trained as a yoga teacher in Rishikesh, India and guided 2 classes a week for 2 years before covid put a halt to them. The yoga skills support my massage therapy.  Underlying all my work is my passion for Reiki which I have taken to Master Level and have been practicing continuously for 17 years.


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