OUR TEAM
Eleanor Port-Burke
Director
Expressive Arts Therapist, Counsellor  
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP (Accred)

Qualifying with a master’s degree in Expressive Arts Therapies from Lesley University, one of the most recognised Expressive Arts Therapies programs internationally. Eleanor has over 15 years experience working with children, young people, and adults in clinical, educational, medical and therapeutic environments. 


Eleanor is an accredited client-centred holistic practitioner, integrating approaches including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Expressive Therapies, Person Centred Therapy, Systemic Therapy, and Psychodynamic Therapy. Eleanor has master’s level training in mental health counselling, and has extensive experience specialising as a mental health practitioner.

 

Eleanor is a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists MBACP (Accred) and International Association of Expressive Art Therapists (IEATA). Eleanor adheres to the BACP code of ethics.

Liz Medd
Counsellor MNCS (Accred)
National Counselling Society 
Advanced Diploma in Counselling Skills and Theory

Liz is a counsellor practitioner with 15 years experience working in therapeutic care, providing behavioural, emotional, and therapeutic support for children, young people, and adults. 

Liz integrates several approaches in her counselling practice including: cognitive behavioural, expressive art, person centred, and psychodynamic therapies. Liz is also experienced in pet and equine therapies.

In addition to her work at Cambridgeshire Expressive Art and Counselling Centre, Liz is a behavioural consultant, helping educators, and other professionals working with children and young people, to develop emotional and behavioural support plans.

Christine Baines
Counsellor MBACP
Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

Christine has worked at CEAACC since 2019. She has over 20 years professional practice working with children, young, people, adults, and families in a range of medical, social, and therapeutic settings. Christine's skills in hospital play specialism, nursery nursing, and mental health first aid support her professional practice as a counsellor, alongside creative interests and qualifications including clay therapy.

Christine integrates several approaches into her therapeutic work including creative, humanistic, and psychodynamic. Christine is a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists MBACP and adheres to the BACP code of ethics.

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Chloe Scotney
Integrative Counsellor, Bsc
Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling
 

Chloe is an integrative counsellor, with 8 years experience in mental health support roles, mainly working with charitable organisations. She also has a background in sexual health promotion and is passionate about working with the LGBTQIA+ community.  Chloe is currently studying and working towards a further diploma in Clinical Sexology (the bio-psycho-social dimensions of sexual and relationship health and wellbeing). Chloe integrates several modalities into her professional practice, with a particular focus on humanistic and existential approaches.

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Keturah Smithson
Counsellor, BACP

Keturah (Ket) has worked at CEAACC since 2018. She has a background in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), person-centred therapy and psychodynamic therapy, with an emphasis on psychodynamic approaches in therapy. She has experience in working with people in mental health crisis through working with the charity ‘LifeCraft’ in Cambridge. 

Ket is a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists and adheres to the BACP code of ethics.

 

In addition to working with CEAACC, Ket has worked for the Department of Zoology, part of the University of Cambridge, for 7 years. During this time, she has worked with students and young people going through a time of great transition in their lives.

Jan Thompson
Counsellor Practitioner
Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

Jan is a counsellor practitioner working towards her Diploma in Counselling Practice Level 4 (with a psychodynamic focus).

Jan's professional background includes working for charities providing wellbeing support for vulnerable women.  While raising her family, Jan worked part-time as an administrator.

Reaching the last stage of her training, Jan looks forward to integrating person-centred and psychodynamic skills to support individuals looking for counselling support.

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Carole Simpson
Art Therapist, BAAT, UKCP Reg

Carole has over 30 years experience working with children, young people, adults and families.  Carole is a member of the British Association of Art Therapy (BAAT) and is UKCP registered.

Sonal Keshwala
Business Liasion Coordinator

Sonal is passionate about arts and mental health. With a BA (Hons) in Fine Art, and experience in mental health care... Sonal understands how important expressive arts are to wellbeing.

She is developing CEAACC's role in our local communities... 

To contact her, please email: SonalCEAACC@mail.com

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Stephen Port-Burke
CEAACC Administrator

Stephen is an administrator with over 20 years of experience supporting and working with children and young people in home, medical, residential, and school environments.

 

With an extensive background in the Creative Arts, Stephen has used his compassion and creative skills over the years to teach and to reach out to children and young people to help them develop their emotional, educational, behavioural, and social wellbeing.

 

Stephen manages the administrative side of CEAACC as well as CEAACC's Book Corner, Revolving Art Gallery, and literature resources. 

A FREE 30 minute consultation is offered to discuss well-being needs and aims of counselling/ therapy.

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