Staff team

Meet our committed team members.  We have 22 self-employed counsellors.

  1. Louise Biggs

    Office Manager

    I’ve been at Stepping Stones since 2013 and will be your first point of call, I do the admin and manage the office. I enjoy being part of a small team and working with such amazing people.

    [email protected]
  2. Shirley McCann

    Events and Volunteering Manager

    I have been working for the organisation for five years. I live in Wrexham and enjoy the variety of my role, in recent years I’ve worked closely with some of the men and women our charity supports. I organise a group called Next Steps where we meet for wellbeing activities and education classes, I feel proud to be part of the team.

    [email protected]
  3. Sue Roberts

    Business Lead

    I lead on finance, funding, impact and outcome management, including our social return on investment project. I have a background in finance, database management and business planning working in industry, business and the third sector. I am a trustee of the St. Vincent de Paul Society and I volunteer locally.

    [email protected]
  4. Berni Durham-Jones

    Director of Services

    I joined Stepping Stones North Wales in June 2020 and am honoured to work for such a rewarding charity. I am responsible for the running of the charity and I report directly to the Board of Trustees. Previously I worked in the mental health sector and prior to that was a lecturer for a number of years and am a trustee of AVOW.

    [email protected]
  5. Liz Norman

    Finance and Admin Officer

    I joined Stepping Stones in 2021; and am proud to work for such a remarkable charity. I am responsible for managing the financial side of the business and organise several wellbeing courses for our clients. I have a background in finance, bid management and sports therapy and enjoy being part of such a great team!

    [email protected]
  6. Abbie Southwell

    Young Person Sexual Violence Advisor

    I am new to the organisation as is the role. I feel honoured to be part of a fantastic charity. I will be attending colleges and schools to do outreach presentations on support available as well as working with young people on a one to one basis and providing support in various aspects of child sexual abuse.

    [email protected]
  7. Debra Meredith

    Independent Sexual Violence Advocate

    I am new to Stepping Stones, I am very happy to be working with a small team of amazing individuals. My role will be to provide specialist tailored support to survivors including practical support and advocacy. Previously I have worked as an Independent Domestic Violence Advocate.

    [email protected]
  8. Rachel Williams

    Young Person Counsellor

    I have a background in acute medical, and emergency nursing, and am now a qualified person-centred therapist, trained in many integrative methods of counselling, including transactional analysis, and cognitive behavioural therapy. The way I work is to provide a safe, confidential space for my clients to explore their issues, and feelings surrounding the thoughts, feelings, and behaviours which cause them pain, suffering, anxiety or depression, using techniques to empower them to build their own resilience, and coping skills.