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The Team

Toni Medcalf

Founder & CEO, Schools Counselling Partnership
Toni is an integrative psychotherapist, Attachment Network Lead (Ealing, Harrow & Tower Hamlets), Paws B Mindfulness Practitioner, Iheart Facilitator. Trustee for Dream Arts and sits on the Advisory Board for BASE Babywatching UK.

In 2009 she set up the Ealing Schools Counselling Partnership across 5 schools.  Through word of mouth about the ESCP’s great outcomes a demand grew for the service in other schools and boroughs.   Thus the Schools Counselling Partnership came into being.   To date there are 34 schools accessing the service.

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Alice Plosker

Counselling Partnership Manager

Alice is a qualified integrative child psychotherapist. She has worked in schools in various roles for the last 10 years.

Alice’s interest in using the arts to explore and express difficult feelings began during her BA studies in Contemporary Textile Practice. Following her studies, Alice worked as teaching assistant in both main stream and SEN schools. The level of need within the schools, alongside her desire to support vulnerable children, led her to combine her passions and train as an integrative psychotherapist.
Since qualifying Alice has worked as a freelance psychotherapist in school settings.

Taina Cameron

Counselling Service Manager

Taina is a qualified Integrative Psychotherapist and member of BACP. Taina has been working for the Schools Counselling Partnership since September 2016. She manages the service across four schools in the Ealing Borough. Taina has a background in working in primary schools, residential family assessment units, as well as working with child victims of sexual exploitation and abuse.

Khalida Haque

Counselling Services Manager, Tower Hamlets
Khalida is a qualified integrative counselling psychotherapist, has a diploma in clinical supervision and is a trained group facilitator.  She is also the founding director of Khair Therapeutic Services CIC, co-host of The Big Reconnect Sleepover and a writer with published articles and poetry.
Khalida has worked with a number of organisations, freelance and as an employee, including: Sanibel Counselling Centre, Age UK (Camden), Woman’s Trust, Terrence Higgins Trust, Nour-DV, National Zakat Foundation, London Borough of Tower Hamlets (“Caring Dads”), Grief Encounter,  Nafas Bangladeshi Drugs Project, Osmani Trust, Sisters Magazine and Fitra Journal.

Lia Younes

Counselling Services Manager

Lia holds a Masters in Integrative Child Psychotherapy, a Certificate in Integrative Counselling Skills and an Advanced Diploma in the Therapeutic Application of the Arts. She also gained extensive Masters-level training in Special Education for children with multiple and severe disabilities (including deaf-blindness) and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology.

Lucy Ingleby

Counselling Services Manager

Lucy’s passion for helping others led her to a career that has so far included supporting the homeless, spending time in a school in Kenya, working in a residential care home and working as a child support worker in a women’s refuge. An empathetic and experience School Counsellor, Lucy has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology.

Charlotte Wright

Trainee Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist

Ros Bayley

Trainee Child & Adolescent Psychotherapist

Ros Bayley was a teacher, social affairs journalist then a foster carer before starting her training as a child psychotherapist at the Institute for the Arts in Therapy and Education. She works at Weald Rise and Stanburn primary schools in Harrow.