bccs employs dedicated and qualified Social Workers and Counsellors all over Essex and East London to carry out our core counselling service. We also have an enthusiastic and committed team in our head office in Rayleigh who oversee the work of Social Workers and Counsellors, fundraise for bccs and look after our administration and finance. The important work of bccs is only possible with the help of dedicated staff; without them we could not continue to support and care for the children of Essex and East London. Meet the office team...
Steven is our Director and has been at bccs since 2011. Before working for our charity, Steven was firstly a solicitor, and...
Steven is our Director and has been at bccs since 2011. Before working for our charity, Steven was firstly a solicitor, and then became Chief Executive of the Anglican Diocese of Chelmsford. Steven's vision is 'for every Catholic to care about and support this Society so that no matter what their religion every child and family in need can benefit from the work we do'. Steven is married with two children, lives in Chelmsford, and he and his family are parishioners of St Augustine’s in Springfield. Steven is also a member of Circle 115 of the Catenian Association and of Council 302 of the Knights of St Columba, and in his spare time enjoys playing golf.
Julie has been working in fundraising since 1997 were she started her ‘charity career’ in the corporate world, working ...
Julie has been working in fundraising since 1997 were she started her ‘charity career’ in the corporate world, working for HSBC as a Community Manager. This role was very much working on the ‘other side of the fundraising fence’ as it involved her being allocated a budget to give out to good causes! It did, however, give her an insight into the world of charity fundraising and it was this experience that lead to her joining Little Havens Children’s Hospice where she worked as a member of their Fundraising Events Team for five years. Since 2007, Julie has been working for bccs as our Fundraising Manager where her role involves all aspects of fundraising. This includes building relationships with supporters and friends, organising our fundraising events and allocating all of our charity places in events such as the London Marathon and our very popular skydives! Julie is also responsible for the publication of our quarterly newsletter.
Libby started working for bccs as Fundraising Administrator in 2014 and enjoys supporting Julie at fundraising events and m...
Libby started working for bccs as Fundraising Administrator in 2014 and enjoys supporting Julie at fundraising events and meeting our loyal supporters throughout the Diocese. Before that, Libby worked at St Peter’s Catholic Primary School for ten years delivering French lessons to pupils from Years 1 to 6. Since 2002, she has been part of the Catechist Team at The Most Holy Redeemer, Billericay, and helps Year 3 children to prepare to receive their first Holy Communion.
Head of Professional Services
Denice joined the team as Head of Professional Services in September 2015 to oversee the work of our Counsellors and Social...
Denice joined the team as Head of Professional Services in September 2015 to oversee the work of our Counsellors and Social Workers. Prior to this, Denice managed a multi-disciplinary team responsible for conducting statutory parenting assessments in Brentwood. Denice has years of experience working with children and families across the UK in education, social care and youth work. She believes in keeping children at the centre of our work and is an advocate for early intervention. Denice attended school in the UK and at the Ursuline Convent School in Barbados. Later on she studied at the University of East London and at the Tavistock Clinic, London. Denice is also a Magistrate and a School Governor in Newham.
Counsellor & Lead Co-ordinator for Training and Development
Catherine joined the team at bccs in January 2015, having worked as a Team Leader within the CAMHS (Tier 2) Castle Point & ...
Counsellor & Lead Co-ordinator for Training and Development
Catherine joined the team at bccs in January 2015, having worked as a Team Leader within the CAMHS (Tier 2) Castle Point & Rochford team prior to that. Catherine has a Postgraduate Diploma from the Tavistock Clinic, London. Catherine joined the bccs team with the intention of devising and delivering experiential workshops which allow her to work alongside school staff and to be their ally in understanding the complexities children present us with. Alongside the training, Catherine provides consultation to schools and complex case discussion, if they should need it, to the diverse and experienced team at bccs. Speaking about her work Catherine said: ‘I have been so encouraged and motivated by the response to training from school staff and by their willingness to embrace the vital role they play in relation to vulnerable children and young people.’ Catherine grew up in Billericay, attending the Brentwood Ursuline Convent High School, and is a parishioner at The Most Holy Redeemer in Billericay where she lives with her husband and daughter.
Counsellor and Clinical Supervisor
Louise has worked in schools for over 16 years in both an educational and therapeutic capacity. Trained as a child/adolesce...
Louise has worked in schools for over 16 years in both an educational and therapeutic capacity. Trained as a child/adolescent counsellor, she has worked in schools throughout Essex and supported children and young people from reception to sixth form. She is also a qualified as a clinical supervisor and has worked in both schools and private practice. Louise will also be working on the bccs training programme with Catherine. She lives in Chelmsford with her two daughters and cats, with her eldest son currently studying at university in London.
Professional Services Administrator
Joy started as a volunteer for bccs in 2010.
Joy then became
the Professional services administrator in 2014 workin...
Fiona joined bccs as Finance Assistant in January 2016 after taking a career break to raise her children. Fiona began her career in accounting in 1999 at Cancer Research UK. She then went on to work in the city as a Fund Accountant at several Investment Banks for eight years. Fiona has also done volunteer work in the finance department for Samaritans Purse UK.