Nick Langley (He/Him)

Programme Lead for Diploma in Counselling / Diploma in Supervision
Teaches on: Integrated Counselling Skills; Diploma in Counselling; Diploma in Supervision

Qualified and in practice as a Counsellor since 2012, Nick has enjoyed a diverse therapy career working in a number of settings, including the small private practice he now runs in Hythe, Kent.

Also being qualified teacher, Nick has been training counsellors since 2013, progressing to the point of designing and facilitating his own courses. Oozing passion for the subject, he is an easy-going, relaxed tutor who has a particular talent for being both challenging and nurturing at the same time.

Nick is particularly interested in: Ecotherapy and nature-based therapies; existential therapies; integration; developmental supervision.

Professional Membership
Senior Accredited Registrant of the National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society (SNCPS Accred)

Level 7 MA in Counselling and Psychotherapy Practice (2022) – Pass with Distinction
Level 6 Dip. in Counselling Supervision (2017)
Level 5 Dip. Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (2015)
Level 4 Dip. Theory and Practice of Counselling [Integrative] (2012)
Level 3 Cert. Counselling Skills (2009)
Level 2 Cert. Introduction to Counselling


Elaine Caswell

Programme Lead for Integrated Counselling Skills
Teaches on: Integrated Counselling Skills; Diploma in Counselling

Elaine began her teaching career in 1998, teaching beauty and complementary therapy. In 2002, she qualified as an adult and further education lecturer. In 2010, Elaine completed a qualification at the Mount Vernon hospital in Middlesex, specialising in using complementary therapy with patients undergoing cancer treatment, while working at the Kent and Canterbury Hospital.

Elaine qualified as a counsellor in 2014, gaining the level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling. Elaine continues in private practice working with cancer patients and as an intuitive therapist and counsellor. She has developed a new way of working, combining counselling, reflexology and reiki, along with intuitive skills to work with trauma.
Elaine has written and delivered an accredited qualification in Cancer Awareness and is currently developing workshops on understanding and developing the self and CPD courses for holistic therapy. One of Elaine’s core skills is the support, guidance, and nurturing of individuals in developing themselves to achieve the best they can be or simply supporting them through their illness.
Professional Membership
Elaine holds Fellowship member status with the Federation of Holistic Therapists and is an accredited member of the National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society.

Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Clinical Supervision
BA (Hons) in Education and Professional Training
Level 4 in Therapeutic Counselling. Level 4 in Life Coaching
Level 4 in Child Psychology
Higher International Diploma in Reflexology
Reiki Master
Diploma in End of Life Therapy
Practitioner Diploma’s in Aromatherapy
Practitioner Diploma’s in Remedial Massage
Practitioner Diploma’s in Crystal Healing

Zena Cooper

Process Group Lead

Having worked in the Health and Social care sector since the late 1990’s, Zena found her passion within the mental health service she worked in for 11 years. Zena’s counselling journey initially began in 2005 and after an extended break to focus on different opportunities she returned to training in 2017. One of those opportunities was Reading for Wellbeing, a project set up by Zena to provide therapeutic and accessible reading groups to adults and young people. Facilitating groups is something Zena is particularly interested in and finds each groups unique dynamics and ways of communicating fascinating and a never-ending learning curve. This reignited Zena’s desire to be a counsellor, she trained with a local provider and took on placements with a local charitable counselling service and the NHS Renal Unit.

After qualifying Zena set up a private practice in Folkestone and continues to challenge herself to learn and develop her practice integrating Existential, Psychodynamic and Narrative ways of working.

Professional Membership
Accredited Registrant of the National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society (MNCPS Accred)
Level 7 MA in Counselling and Psychotherapy Practice (current study)
Certificate in Therapeutic Group Facilitation
NCS Accredited Diploma in Professional Counselling
ABC Level 2 & 3 Counselling Skills
City & Guilds Introduction to trainer skills
City & Guilds Certificate in Community Mental Health


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