About us

Who are the Course Facilitators?

Margaret Bazely

BA, PGCE, Dip Psychodynamic Counselling, Dip Pastoral Theology; APSE Snr Educator & Trainer

Margaret is a Co-Director of IPCS. An experienced therapist with adults and children, she has lectured in counselling and human relations in colleges and universities, including Church Army College and Sheffield Hallam University. She worked in Professional Standards for BACP for 11 years. Margaret enjoyed five years as a College Chaplain and loves occasional preaching and worship leading in beautiful Derbyshire. Currently she is a lead trainer on the Methodist supervisory training scheme. Her fervent wish is to help spread the spiritual disciplines of reflective practice and supervision in pastoral care and ministry far and wide!                                           


Anissa Chung

BSc, PGCE, MSc Integrative Psychotherapy, PG Dip Supervision; Reg MBACP Accredited Practitioner,

UKCP Reg Psychotherapist & Supervisor, APSE

After a career in teaching, Anissa is now an experienced BACP accredited therapist, and a UKCP registered psychotherapist and supervisor. She has a well-established private practice, within which she also offers pastoral supervision to those who work in a church setting. Besides clinical work, she delivers psychotherapy training to MSc level at the Sherwood Institute. She finds it exciting to accompany all who desire to explore their own journey, to experience personal and professional growth, and the possibility of transformation.

Chrissie Hosking

MA, BSc, PTSTA, Dip. Supervision; UKCP Reg Psychotherapist & Supervisor,

Cert. Coaching & Mentoring, APSE Snr. Acc. Supervisor

Chrissie is an experienced psychotherapist, pastoral supervisor and trainer. She has an independent practice in the East Midlands. Chrissie has experience of using and encouraging others to develop their reflective practice, firstly as an Occupational Therapist in the NHS and voluntary sector, then over the past 10 years she has been involved in offering pastoral supervision / reflective practice to clergy and others involved in pastoral care. She has delivered training in Transactional Analysis and faith–based counselling skills and for many years.

Dr. Ruth Layzell

D. Prof. Pastoral Theology, MA, BA, CQSW; Reg MBACP Accredited Practitioner, APSE

Ruth is also a Co-Director of IPCS and a Director at the Sherwood Institute, Nottingham. Ruth has a background in social work, counselling and theological education and has a passion for using psychological and theological skills to resource and support Christians involved in all kinds of pastoral ministry. She completed a doctorate in practical theology looking at the pastoral accompaniment of people experiencing psychological and spiritual extremity. Currently she is a lead trainer on the Methodist supervisory training scheme.

Nick has been a Baptist Minister, overseeing and delivering pastoral care, for 25 years. He has worked as a tutor with Acorn Christian Listening, as a Bridge-Builders’ mediator and has trained in Spiritual Accompaniment and Pastoral Supervision. Nick currently serves at Whetstone Baptist Church in Leicestershire and helps to train spiritual directors as part of the team at Launde Abbey. Nick is married to Sue, who is a clinical educator in the NHS. They have 2 grown up children and one granddaughter.