Who are the IPCS Staff?
Margaret is a Co-Director of IPCS. She is an experienced therapist with adults and children. She has lectured in counselling and human relations in colleges and universities, including Church Army College, and worked in Professional Standards for BACP. Margaret enjoyed five years as a College Chaplain and is Methodist Local Preacher living in beautiful Derbyshire. Her fervent hope is to enable as many folk as possible to receive and provide reflective space and supervisory support in pastoral ministry in church and community.
BA, PGCE, Dip Psychodynamic Counselling, Dip Pastoral Theol: MBACP Snr Reg (accred) & Trainer (retired),UKRCP, APSE Snr Educator & Trainer
After a career in teaching, Anissa is now an experienced BACP accredited therapist, an UKCP registered psychotherapist and Supervisor. She has a well-established private practice for adults, and offers pastoral supervision to those who work in a church setting. Besides her clinical work, Anissa is a trainer to MSc level at the Sherwood Institute, Nottingham. She finds it exciting to accompany all who want to explore their own journey, to experience personal and professional growth and transformation.
BSc PGCE,MSc Integrative Psychotherapist, PG Dip Supervision; MBACP Reg (accred),UKCP Reg Psychotherapist & 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.
MA, BSc, PTSTA, Dip. Sup; UKCP Reg Psychotherapist and Supervisor,Cert. Coaching & Mentoring, APSE Snr. Acc. Supervisor
Dr. Ruth Layzell – Course Leader
Ruth is a Co-Director of IPCS and a Director at the Sherwood Institute in 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 in 2015 looking at the pastoral accompaniment of people experiencing psychological and spiritual extremity.
DProf. Pastoral Theology, MA, BA, CQSW; MBACP Reg (accred), APSE
Rev. Nick Swanson
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.
BD, Dip Pastoral Studies, Cert Pastoral Supervision, APSE