About Us

PRO is a non profit organisation, with its focus on Professionalism, giving you our client, direct access to some of the best Qualified therapists in the area.  All our practitioners have a minimum of four years practice based experience, which offers a high level of experience, professional practice and safety.

Over the last twenty years we have built an enviable reputation and facilitated hundreds of placements for therapists. Not all make the grade but many have become some of the most professional, well respected and accomplished therapists in the area. We feel a sense of pride in knowing they are still part of our team working out of various location in and around Somerset.

We are members of BABCP NCP UKCP HCPC BACP.

Meet the Senior Team

Christine Farthing MNCP – ICP Senior Accredited.
CEO

Chris’s main area of expertise is Clinical Consulting, including business planning for safe and effective practice management. Chris has run PRS with dedication passion and enthusiasm for the last 20 years, committed to giving the organisation the enviable reputation it enjoys today, along with PRO, its sister practice. Chris designed and facilitated the first CBT contract for the NHS in 2005, running this until 2010 offering patients 150 CBT sessions per week.

Chris handles clinical assessments of complex new patients, relating to psychological and individual needs. She demonstrates excellent working knowledge whilst empathically understanding the needs of the client, ensuring allocation to the right counsellor or therapist in the team. Spending over twenty years in front line practice, managing a large team, she feels very privileged to work with so many outstanding therapists and seeing thousands of clients recover from their emotional distress.

  • Dip CBT and Life Coaching
  • Master of Business Administration – MBA
  • Dip Quick Change Therapy
  • Accredited Dip Parks Inner Child Therapy
  • PG Dip Psychotherapy
  • Advanced Counselling Cert
  • Degree FdA

 

Paulette Montroe – MBACP Accredited
Counsellor and Supervisor

Paulette started her placement with us in 2002 and since then, has enjoyed a long career of over 18 years working with adults, young people and children. Paulette is a very well respected and professional counsellor and has been privileged to help many people, including the very young and their families. Paulette places importance on the therapeutic relationship where you will be free to express yourself as in a supportive and non-judgmental environment.

“ I offer a flexible approach, professional and offer a confidential service. Since working with adults, children and young adults for many years I have worked with an array of problems, such as bereavement, depression, self-harm, anxiety, panic attacks, family, bullying and abuse. Other Areas of Specific Training: Depression, Obsessions, Self-harm, Trauma, Attachment difficulties, Suicide prevention, Mindfulness, Hormones (teenage/menopause difficulties) creative play, family dynamics and The Inner Child.”

  • BSc (Hons) Degree in Counselling.
  • PG Dip Counselling Children & Young people.
  • Higher National Diploma in Counselling.
  • Parks Inner Child Diploma.
  • Diploma in Supervision.
  • Advanced Inter-Agency Child Protection Cert.

 

Jane Kershaw MBACP
Counsellor & Reki Master

Jane originally started working with our organisation in 2004. She now offers Counselling sessions in Bristol. Skype and WhatsApp sessions and some home visits are available in your own home*.

“As a Person Centred Therapist, I am non-directive. Each person has their own motivation for positive change and if allowed to explore that motivation in a safe, non-judgmental environment, then positive change can occur.  I work with people experiencing distress, anxiety or depression. Some are working through life crises, coming to terms with loss, have suffered abuse / emotional abuse, or are going through separation and divorce or relationship or family issues. I offer couple counselling, work with individuals and some children and young people. I am also able to offer assistance with issues of trauma, low self-esteem and low self-confidence, anger management, grief and loss, feeling sad, spirituality, obsessive-compulsive disorders, panic and seasonal affective disorder. It’s about enabling everyone to fulfill their potential.”

  • Professional Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • BA (Hons) Housing and Development 2:1
  • City & Guilds Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector
  • ITEC Diploma Anatomy & Physiology
  • Usui System Natural Healing – Reki Master

 

Anna Udine – MBACP
Counsellor & Couples Therapist

Anna started her placement with us in 2010, she works in an Integrative way using a variety of approaches to help you achieve your aims. No matter what difficulties you are facing – relationship issues, anxiety, work stress, esteem issues, Anna will help you explore your thoughts, beliefs and emotions in order to help you find your way through the difficult time.

“Often there are times when it can be difficult getting to a counselling session through unexpected illness, or because mobility may restrict your access to counselling. I offer both an online counselling service and within the local area I also offer a mobile counselling service for those who are not mobile.”

  • Higher Dip in Counselling
  • Advanced Certi in Counselling
  • Certificate in Counselling
  • Advanced Cert Couples Therapy
  • OCST Cert Practitioner in Online Counselling
  • Dip Relaxation Therapy

 

Janet Hall  MBACP
Accredited Senior Counsellor

Janet has worked for us since 2002 and specialises in a variety of different therapeutic models. Mindfulness, CBT and Person-centred approach. She offers great passion in her work and is committed and professional practitioner, helping many many clients over the years.

Person-centred therapy, also known as person-centred or client-centred counselling, is a humanistic approach that deals with the ways in which individuals perceive themselves consciously, rather than how a counsellor can interpret their unconscious thoughts or ideas.

Janet’s role in this approach is to work to understand an individual’s experience from their perspective. The therapist must positively value the client as a person in all aspects of their humanity while aiming to be open and genuine. This is vital in helping the client feel accepted, and better able to understand their own feelings. The approach can help the client to reconnect with their inner values and sense of self-worth, thus enabling them to find their own way to move forward and progress.

  • BSc (Hons) Degree in Counselling.
  • PG Dip Counselling.
  • Parks Inner Child Cert.

Mark Hammond BABCP
CBT Therapist
Life Coach

Mark is a valuable member of the team and initially joined us in 2005. His therapeutic career took off in 2005 as he trained as a CBT Therapist. Mark has helped many people deal with their anxieties and fears. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is a short-term, highly focused therapy that has been shown to be one of the best treatments for numerous psychological problems. Whereas traditional talk-therapy often focuses on early childhood, cognitive behavioral therapy is an active goal-oriented treatment aimed at solving problems and reducing symptoms by focusing on the present. Rather than repeatedly rehashing early experiences and past relationships, CBT helps people solve the actual problems they currently face, resulting in greater treatment gains in a shorter period of time. CBT doesn’t suit everyone, but for those it does, its a very successful treatment option.
  • Msc Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • PG Dip Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • CBT Cert.
  • Life Coaching Dip