Conference team

Continuing the Journey is not run by any single organisation and continues its journey only because conference participants give the mandate to a planning group to investigate the next stage. It is a ‘trans-denominational’ conference, supported by a number of Christian trusts and counselling centres.

Meet the planning group

 

Martine Bailey (Swanwick Liaison) Worked for 25 years in the local hospice, first as a bereavement visitor and then as a supervisor. Also worked in a GP practise as a counsellor for many years. Now retired, is involved in a charity in Uganda and in 4 small rural parishes in East Sussex. Martine was taken to her first CTJ conference in 1999 by her boss who said, “This will be good for you”. It was – and still is. Loves gardening, weaving and above all, walking in her beloved Vosges Mountains.

 

Mogs Bazely is a Methodist local preacher, independent pastoral supervisor and trainer, newly based in beautiful Derbyshire. She is a co-director of the Institute for Pastoral Counselling, which is currently passionate about its Certificate in Reflective Practice and Pastoral Supervision. Past roles include college chaplaincy, BACP professional standards, Place2Be school project management and Church Army Human Relations training. She likes the titles APSE senior pastoral supervisor/educator, BACP senior counsellor/psychotherapist/trainer but is frequently bothered by the senior moments that go with them. Returning to the Planning Group after time off sick, she expects to interfere with small groups and tinker with worship.

 

Marie Calvert (Worship facilitator) lives in Leamington Spa with her husband, teenage daughter and aged cat.  She is a UKCP-registered Integrative Arts Psychotherapist working both in private practice and in a local community-based counselling service offering low cost counselling.  She worked for about 15 years for Acorn Christian Healing Foundation training people in listening skills, and since leaving in 2011 has retained involvement in their church reconciliation work.  She regularly leads retreats and workshops on themes related to creativity (her passion), Christian spirituality and psychology/personal development, and also leads and preaches at her local Anglican church.  When not doing the above worthy-sounding things she enjoys spending time with friends, painting, singing (badly) in a choir, and playing the fool.  The latter is actually very significant – she belongs to a Community of Fools who seek to live more playfully and authentically.  She has also been spotted busking on Magdalen Bridge in Oxford.

 

Kim Gooding (chair of planning group) is a UKCP registered psychotherapist in independent practice. Kim has managed a community counselling service, worked as a counsellor in primary care and had a former existence as a community development worker. Kim’s work has focused on building community in the inner city and making counselling accessible to the marginalised. She is particularly interested in cross cultural work, facilitating ministry and ‘whole’ person care. Kim is part of the leadership of an Anglican church and in her spare time she loves to walk, bird watch and explore places without people!

 

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Jane Foley. Before becoming a B.A.C.P. Registered counsellor Jane has been many things including a cook, a cleaner and a bottle washer ! Lol !
Part of Jane’s week is spent volunteering for a Charity – The Turning Point Counselling Service which was set up in 2002 by Christians in her local community of Brighouse, West Yorkshire. Jane’s interests are cooking for friends, walking Luna the dog and going to the seaside in “Vinnie” her VW Van with her teenage son Adam.

 

Jane Franklin is a Spiritual Director, the Coordinator of the Listening Service at St. Andrews, Holborn Circus, London and a Retreat Leader. She was a Massage Practitioner for 20 years and first came to CTJ in 2008 for ‘Touch and Go’ having been introduced to Conference by a friend. Jane was a Reader in an Evangelical church in Homerton for 14 years before moving to St Andrew’s (Anglo Catholic) and is an Explorer with the Community of Aidan and Hilda, she is also trained in leading the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises in 19th Annotation. Jane has trained with the Bridgebuilders in Mediation, with the King’s Fund in Leadership, with OPP in Myers Briggs Type Indicator and with Delcia McNeil in Chakra Psychology and brings an open and broad view of Spirituality to her work. Jane enjoys swimming in the open air Lido all year through and reading and watching TV.

 

Tim Haggis (Worship facilitator) is an anglican priest, now retired after 12 years in parishes and 17 as a schoolchaplain. When not looking after the home and family Tim does a day a week as a volunteer at the local nature reserve, reads anything by Terry Pratchett, runs a local wine-tasting group and spends a lot of time cooking. He has also been known to preach the occasional sermon.

 

Julie Nevitt (Treasurer) is Director of Hope Counselling Service, a small charity set up to offer affordable counselling to the local community in NW London. Julie is a counsellor, was a minister’s wife in a previous lifetime, and has three grown up, fairly ‘weird’ children. We are proud of being weird!! ‘One of our Trustees took me to my first CTJ in 2006 which turned out to be a life saver for me, coming as it did at a really difficult time in my life. Each conference since has proved invaluable: providing nurture, challenge and nourishment’. Julie has been involved with setting up Foodbank in her local church, and is increasingly concerned for social justice. She enjoys being by the sea, gardening, listening to folk music, watching films from her extensive DVD collection, reading novels and drinking red wine.

 

Karen Stallard (Newsletter and web master) works as the minister of Union Chapel, Islington, a congregational church where she enjoys the challenging context of a large, beautiful non–conformist cathedral which houses a tiny congregation, a restoration project, a homelessness project and a popular live music venue. Karen has lived and worked in inner city London for 10 years now; and has a background of working as a chaplain within a mental health NHS trust. She is currently embarking on a MA to train as an integrated arts therapist. Favourite activities include eating and drinking with friends and skiing when not completely terrified. Karen initially trained as an actress and enjoys any chance of engaging with all the creative arts when she can.

 

Nikki Sweatman (Small group facilitator) Nikki’s ‘paid’ working life was first as an accountant and then as a therapist.  She is now retired.  However, she still has a long term interest in working with young people and also with those who have been abused.  Nikki is still involved with the Diocesan Authorised Listeners team, and is deeply involved with Mothers’ Union both within the Diocese and nationally.  Nikki enjoys reading, singing, travel and especially spending time with her family & grandchildren.