EASE counselling and psychotherapy mental health service team

The team at EASE

Mark Rayner - CEO

Mark has worked as a psychological therapist in primary and secondary sectors of the NHS for 17 years and as a lecturer, supervisor and course leader at Regent’s University London for 14 years.

Chekkie Kauntze - Counselling Psychologist in Training

Chekkie Kauntze is a trainee Counselling Psychologist at EASE Wellbeing. She is working towards a Doctorate in Counselling Psychology and Existential Psychotherapy at the New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling.

Lauren Sayers - Lead Researcher

Lauren Sayers is the Lead Researcher and a Trainee Clinician at EASE Wellbeing. She has co-produced research that has been published in the Hermeneutic Circular and the journal for the Society for Existential Analysis.

Adrian Coles - Senior Supervisor

Adrian is the senior supervisor at EASE Wellbeing. He is an experienced counsellor having worked in the NHS, private sector and third sector for 26 years.

Maryam Keshavarz - Lead Clinician

Maryam Keshavarz is a Lead Clinician at EASE Wellbeing. She holds many qualifications and certificates within the field and is currently enrolled on a Doctorate working towards qualifying as a Counselling Psychologist.

Stefan Thackeray - Expert by Experience

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Ben Thornhill - Psychotherapist in Training

Ben is a UKCP psychotherapist-in-training at the New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling in London.

Francesca Guardone - Trainee Clinician

Francesca is a trainee clinician at EASE Wellbeing and is currently working towards her qualification in Psychotherapy at the School of Psychotherapy and Clinical Phenomenology (Florence).

David Larsen – Trainee Counsellor

David is a trainee Counsellor at EASE Wellbeing. David’s background is in the finance industry as well as in IT service management. He brings a wealth of life and work experience to EASE Wellbeing.

Paula Broome – Trainee Counsellor

Paula is a student counsellor at City Lit in central London and is studying for a Diploma in Therapeutic, Integrative Counselling.

Laura Porta – Psychotherapist in Training

Laura is a UKCP trainee psychotherapist at the Metanoia Institute in London. Her training is in Person Centred Psychotherapy focusing on moving towards self-fulfillment and overcoming emotional distress.

Zahra Al-Mahroos - Psychotherapist in Training

Zahra is a trainee Psychotherapist/Counsellor at EASE Wellbeing. She is working towards her MA in Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling at the University of East London, accredited by BACP.

Lillian Atkinson - Counselling Psychologist in Training

Lillian is a counselling psychologist-in-training and a BACP registered counsellor. She has international experience in Hong Kong, where she worked with a charity supporting refugees and asylum seekers and provided therapy to children, teens, couples, families and individuals in a therapy centre.


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