Our Team



Eve Stephenson
Operations Service Director

Eve is a co-founder of Care To Listen, she has worked closely with Sharon to develop the organisation into a widely respected low cost counselling service. Eve qualified as a counsellor at Bromley College in 2007, and holds a Higher National Diploma in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy. Eve, who gained BACP accreditation in 2010, manages the day to day running of the organisation and is responsible for developing and updating all organisational policies and procedures.

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Sharon Thomas
Clinical Service Director

Sharon is a co-founder of Care To Listen. She holds a Higher National Diploma in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy and is a BACP Accredited counsellor.  She is also qualified in Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing and Systemic Family Therapy. Sharon is Clinical Service Director at Care To Listen and is responsible for overseeing all clinical matters and providing first hand support to the large team of counsellors

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Lisa Moynihan
Recruitment Co-ordinator

Lisa completed her MA in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy from Roehampton University in 2015.  She joined Care To Listen at the end of her first year in 2013 doing placements in both the Low Cost Counselling Service as well as Shaw Trust.  Lisa has previously worked as a qualified
counsellor on the IAPTS team, and is now the recruitment co ordinator.

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Vanessa Onyuku-Opukiri
Clinical Team Leader

Vanessa has 10 years experience as a workplace counsellor and graduated from Greenwich University with an MSc in Therapeutic Counselling in 2015. She joined Care To Listen in 2013 and took over as Service Coordinator for Shaw Trust in 2016. As Shaw Trust Service Coordinator Vanessa is responsible for managing the relationship with the Shaw Trust.

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Our team of  counsellors bring many different skills to our service. They are at various stages of their training and have been recruited from leading colleges and universities. We have both male and female counsellors, from many different backgrounds and cultures.

Some of the team are qualified and working towards additional qualifications and accreditation whilst others are new to counselling.

Our counsellors are selected for their caring and professional approach as well as their commitment to providing a high quality, low cost counselling service for all.

Admin Team

Care To Listen are very proud of their admin team, most of whom work on a voluntary basis to provide first class clerical support to both Service Directors and all the counsellors. Some of admin team are recruited from local work place programmes, having been absent from the working environment for some time. These volunteers are offered the opportunity to learn new skills and increase their experience before returning to paid employment. Please get in touch with us if you are interested in a volunteering role.

Our Partners

maudsley       big lotteryshaw trust


Ethical Framework

Care To Listen is an organisational member of the BACP and are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling & Psychotherapy

Care To Listen publish an Annual Report as a means of providing information about our services, development plans and future intentions. This report is available for all to read should they wish to do so contact Eve Stephenson.