Meet the Team

Meet the Team


Chair- Simone Crowley


I have been on the Management Committee since 2010. Initially as Treasurer then engaging in the role of Chairperson in 2013 to-date.

I am originally from a financial background, however, I retrained in 2012 and I am now working within Mental health as a psychotherapist and emotional wellbeing advisor for front line services. 

I hold a BA(hons) in Counselling and Psychotherapy and a DipHe in Child and Adolescent Counselling.

I have a Designated Person Safeguarding Training Qualification and I am also the provisions Ofsted Registered Person.

My passion is working with the family unit to ensure children and adolescents reach their full potential.

Trustee- Alison Bean

I have been a Trustee since 2019. 

Like Simone, I originally have come from a corporate background, being a derivatives trader for 14years. My passion, however, lies in helping others and working in the field of mental health.

In 2001 I retrained as a psychotherapist and was the Clinical Director of a bereavement counselling charity for 10 years. In 2015, I set up my own therapeutic counselling business UniqueMinds Counselling Ltd, offering professional 1-1 counselling for children, young people and adults, in schools, corporate companies and private practice. I have a team of associate counsellors who work alongside me and share my passion too.

I love learning and am currently extending my academic qualifications with a BSC (hons) in Cognitive Behavioural Therapeutic Approaches. I believe we are all unique and are born with the potential for growth and the capacity to embrace change from any age.

Treasurer – Stuart Mitchell

I have served in the Emergency Services for around 18 years and have been a supervisor for over 11 years. I am also an FCA Authorised Mortgage Advisor and as a financially trained person, I act as our settings Treasurer.

My experience as a Director helps me assist the settings Senior Leadership Team to help facilitate and implement the growth and development of the Strategic Plan.

Trustee- Stephen Harman

Setting Manager- Claire Gilliham 

Deputy Manager-Tracey Hurley

SENDCO- Adam Lovell


Little Caterpillars

Jade I, Jade F, Emily, Rhiannon, Jane

Alice’s Attic

Emine, Miriam, Aimee, Millie, Kaley, Atlanta


Sophie, Emma


Fionna, Kelly, Martha, 

Support Team 

Dawn, Jayne, Lisa, Peter, Verity



Little preschooler girl cutting colorful paper