About us

Caroline Nicholas

DIRECTOR

LANGLEY THERAPY & TRAINING

Caroline is a Psychotherapist, Clinical Supervisor and Trainer with 20+ years experience. In this time she has worked in primary care for the NHS, with Rape Crisis, education centres, a variety of residential addiction treatment centres, private practice and has taught counselling and psychotherapy in a number of Further Education colleges.

Originally, I come from a small welsh mining village and, despite the freedom and safety, there were times when I struggled growing up. Feeling a lack of autonomy there I left to study Sociology at East London University at 18 years old. This was where an interest in social psychology was sparked for me. However, it wasn’t until my late twenties, after a few years of unfulfilling employment, that I began to follow my goal again. I began by volunteering for a telephone counselling service based in East London, where I learned some of the skills I would later teach myself . It was definitely and ‘in at the deep end’ approach!
I am an Integrative Psychotherapist and Supervisor, and I have been a member of the BACP since 1997. My experience is varied, having worked for a Primary Care Trust in East London for many years. Clients were referred by their G.P.’s suffering from a variety of mental health issues. The organisation offered short term therapy in the main, but also provided long term therapy, private therapy, couples and group therapy. I was fortunate enough to work in all of these fields and have experience of working with, children through art/play therapy, young people, couples, adults, some with special needs and physical disabilities, as well as therapy groups and long term support groups

Within Supervision, I gained my Clinical Supervision Diploma in 2003 and work Integratively with both supervision groups and individual supervisees. I have really enjoyed working with trainee counsellors and watching their progress and their confidence grow.


The other side of my work has now become more involved. I began teaching counselling in 2001 and have taught all levels of counselling training programmes within further education colleges. I now run Langley Training, an independent training centre that offers a variety of courses. We offer training from Level 1 Introduction courses to CPPD workshops for qualified therapists, and a Level 6 Supervision Diploma. I find working with students, and all therapists in this capacity, very rewarding.

What holds you back is not what you are… It’s what you think you aren’t. Denis Waitley

Emma Bollan

Tutor

Langley Training

Emma is an Integrative Psychotherapist, Counsellor and Tutor.  I work in private practice with adults on an individual basis who are facing life’s difficulties and concerns. I also work with organisations to identify and implement strategies to improve the mental health and well-being of their employees.
Becoming a counsellor has been a change in direction for me.  My first career began through work experience in a small company and after gaining a Masters Degree from Imperial College I worked in management consultancy for 20 years advising companies to help deliver behavioural change, and drive sustainability through reporting and communication.  
I have moved around a lot with work, travelling to South East Asia, the Middle East, North and Central America, Africa and Australia.  I really enjoyed these opportunities to live and work in different cultures, and I think it has given me a good understanding around stepping outside your own experiences to work effectively and collaboratively with different people.
A large part of my career has been spent engaged in adult learning through presentation, tutoring and facilitation.  I have headed up training teams and developed executive coaching programmes for global organisations, working at both grass roots and board levels.  More recently, I lectured on behavioural change on the MSc course in Environment and Business at Imperial College.
After having children, I needed a change in direction and came to realise that the part of my work that I still really enjoyed was mentoring, coaching and supporting people.  I think the corporate environment gave me a good insight into the financial, work and relationship challenges that can affect us all.  Retraining as a counsellor felt like a very natural fit and I moved into private practice while studying for the Level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling.  I have also worked with Mind as a volunteer and for Rape Crisis which is where I met Caroline.
I joined Langley Training in 2019 and have taught on Level 1 and Level 3 courses.  This has really reignited my love of life-long learning.  I enjoy teaching and always gain fresh perspectives and energy for my practice through engaging with my students.

you are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream’ C.S.Lewis

Sarah Bryant

Tutor

Langley Training.

Sarah is a Counsellor and Psychotherapist who works intergratively. Her experience includes counselling for local schools and working with national charities, including Mind and Cruse Bereavement Care. She has set up and run a counselling service for a local family centre and been a member of her local Cruse committee, which included assessment and referral as well as organising training for volunteers. Sarah currently has her own private practice, works as a school counsellor and has tutored for Langley Training since 2019.

Born and raised around Aylesbury, I first became interested in education when I started volunteering at a local primary school whilst undertaking my A levels. At the end of 6th form I moved on to Cambridge to study Education and Chemistry for the next four years.
During my time at Cambridge I was fortunate enough to receive tutelage from some of the brightest minds in education, at that time, and I became particularly interested in child development, child psychology and how external factors impacted on a child’s ability to learn.

After pausing my teaching career to raise my family I started to look for a path to return to teaching and chose to study Counselling Skills. I soon became completely hooked. I still remember being interviewed by Caroline for my Level 4 Diploma, and telling her that what had started out as icing on the cake had switched for me and now become the cake.

Not feeling Level 4 had been quite enough for me I decided to study for the Level 5 in Psychotherapeutic Counselling with Langley Training, and was one of the first students lucky enough to do so in our bespoke setting at the barn in Mentmore. During this time, I set up my private practice, where my work is longer term than my other settings will allow. I also offer counselling for an Employee Assistance Programme provider and this sees me supporting both past and present members of the armed forces.

I was delighted to join Langley Training in 2019, as part of the tutor team, and, to date, I have taught both the Level 1 and Level 2 courses, as well as supporting and running CPPD workshops at our annual Residential Weekend. I am excited to be part of the team that will be offering Level 4 at Langley in September 2020

“Out of your vulnerabilities will come your strength.”

Sigmund Freund

Ally Day

Tutor and Group supervisor

Langley Training

I have been a part of Langley Training since 2016 and I have thoroughly enjoyed my time working for this wonderful and professional training provider. I am proud to be part of a great team and organisation that offers such robust and professional courses.

I am an Integrative Therapist and have been in private practice since 2014. I have found working in private practice, at times, isolating .So being part of the wonderful team at Langley is a really important part of my work, both personally and professionally. I am passionate about this work and this profession. For me there is nothing more rewarding than being part of someone’s journey in all aspects – clients, supervisees or students. Seeing people grow and achieve their potential is a privilege that I hope to continue to witness for years to come. Whilst I am now often in the role of helping others grow, I find that I too still learn so much from our work and I love meeting so many wonderfully inspiring people.

Sam Manley

Therapist & Supervisor

Langley Training

I am a new member of the Langley Training team, However Langley and Caroline has had a huge impact on my journey over the years. I have always enjoyed the robust learning gained from the courses. After qualifying at Level 4 I undertook the Level 5 Psychotherapeutic Post Grad Diploma and recently the Level 6 Diploma in Clinical Supervision with Langley Training.
I am an Integrative Psychotherapist and Supervisor based in Milton Keynes, and have been in private practice since 2016. Some of my experience has come from working at charitable agencies such as Rape crisis and the Youth Information Service. From this I have gained experience of working with children and adults with a wide variety of issues. As part of my private practice I work with Victims First for Thames Valley police, alongside private clients who self-refer and a variety of Employment Assistant Programmes (EAPs). I am also a Supervisor working with both trainee and qualified therapists. I really enjoy seeing others develop their skills and self-awareness. I have been lucky enough to have had Caroline as a tutor and a supervisor at different times on my journey, and have been able to grow both personally and professionally during this time.
Previously, I have worked in education for around 10 years, working with all ages from babies to 18-year old young people. I have worked in nursery, pre-school, primary schools and in a secondary school – The Walnuts for Special Educational Needs and Autism. Whilst working here I gained so much insight into Autism, ADHD, and other diagnosis in children and young people. I really enjoyed the challenge and diversity.
While I love working as a therapist, I still miss the educational side to things so joining Langley Training offers me a unique opportunity to combine theses worlds. I am looking forward to teaching Level 1 in September.

Chris Cartwright

Therapist & Supervisor
 
I am very excited to be joining Langley Training this year, tutoring the level 1 course.  My husband is a church minister and although I’m not a very traditional minister’s wife, I began my counselling training hoping to be more effective in listening to the high number of people in the churches we encountered with pastoral issues.  I also worked in special education supporting young people with behavioural challenges.  I qualified as a counsellor in 2008 and coordinated a counselling service for young people across Bucks for the next 10 years, where I had the privilege of supporting many counsellors in training and working with young people within agency and school settings.  I also shared responsibility for the safeguarding training and offered workshops to our counsellors.   In 2016, I decided it was time to return to some study and, having done a Person Centred Diploma and a CBT Certificate, decided it was time to find out more about the psycho-analytical approach.  Having heard very positive feedback about Langley Training, I enrolled onto the Level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling.  I then went onto complete the Level 6 Diploma in Supervision in 2018.   I have been in private practice since 2016.  I also counsel part time at a school for teenagers with learning difficulties.  I am passionate about counselling and the therapeutic relationship, which I believe can unlock so many difficulties people face and enable them to move forward, enjoying deeper and more meaningful relationships and gain a greater depth of self awareness.  In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family, walking our two dogs and looking after our growing number of hens.

Lynn McGill

Integrative Counsellor and Tutor. 

Following qualification in 2012, I realised my passion was to pass on the knowledge and information I had gained during counselling training, which opened up a pathway of discovery to my own personal development.  This was around the concept of ‘what makes us tick’ as individuals and how we can become the best possible versions of ourselves using that knowledge. So I undertook and gained a qualification in Training and Education, whilst teaching counselling on an Access to Higher Education course and it has been a privilege to be part of student’s journeys of personal discovery and learning, and the further lessons I have gained personally as part of that process – as humans we never stop learning!

Even if your journey is not to become a counsellor, but to have a better understanding of listening, communication, who you are as an individual and how you interact with others, the skills and information gained in counselling training is invaluable.   As part of my working history I have worked in recruitment as a billing specialist and also as an estate agent and used the many transferable counselling skills successfully.

I have experience of working as a school counsellor as well as in both an agency setting and private practice, working with young people, individuals and couples.

I am delighted to be joining Langley Training as a tutor, where I have gained many further hours of training myself, including Couples Counselling Training. This has allowed me to widen the group of people I can work with. I am really looking forward to working as part of the team and the many new areas of learning along the way!

                               “If there is any one secret of success, it lies in the ability to get the other person’s point of view 

                                       and see things from that person’s angle as well as from your own.”                   Henry Ford