Meet CPCAB Team
Head of Qualifications
Kelly is Head of Qualifications for the Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body (CPCAB), holding overall responsibility for the smooth running of the Qualification Service and all CPCAB qualifications.
Kelly is an experienced Person-Centred counsellor and supervisor, working both in agency settings and in private practice. Kelly has delivered counselling qualifications in Further Education, where she wrote and developed a suite of accredited counselling courses and CPD programmes alongside managing a team of counselling tutors, before taking up the exciting opportunity of a senior management role at CPCAB.
Kelly is well known for her commitment to developing excellence in counselling training and aims to inspire future students as much as she was inspired eons ago as a CPCAB student herself. As part of our team of collaborators Kelly brings a depth of knowledge and experience to support tutors and students alike.
Ray van der Poel
Head of Business and Development
Ray is Head of Business and Development for the Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body (CPCAB) which is the largest UK provider of counselling qualifications and the only awarding body in Europe to specialise in the field of counselling and psychotherapy.
Ray has worked within educational management for many years and taught at various levels to a range of audiences.
Currently overseeing the management of a video production team, he is enthusiastic about developing resources for counselling, psychotherapy and related healthcare projects.
Ray also has a wealth of experience as a therapist delivering both directive and person-centred interventions within the substance misuse field and in private practice. His special interest is in the use of therapeutic language and its impact on relationship and change; particularly with how relationships are formed within therapy.
Over the years Ray has also become interested in how non-counselling healthcare professionals build relationships with patients. He has a passion for encouraging the development of clients, staff, students and organisations and looks to achieve this through collaboration with others promoting both autonomy and empowerment.
Senior Counselling Professional
Heather is Senior Counselling Professional at the Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body (CPCAB).
Her background is in education, training and counselling.
She is a qualified teacher, counsellor and supervisor. She is an experienced counselling tutor, having delivered the CPCAB Levels 2 to 4 for many years in an FE College where she was thrilled to play a part in the journey of so many students on their path to a professional qualification.
Her role at CPCAB is wide-ranging and has involved managing the Levels 4, 5 and 6, enabling centres to produce Tailor Made qualifications, approving CPD programmes, and carrying out external verification visits.
Heather has a particular interest in bereavement work and has volunteered with Cruse Bereavement Care for over 20 years.