OUR TEAM

Experience and Qualifications

Our Team - Rory Lees Oakes

RORY LEES-OAKES

Co-Founder & Director – working from The Studio at Counselling Towers, aka his spare bedroom

  • BACP-registered counsellor, and clinical supervisor
  • Author of Counselling Theory in Practice: A Student Guide
  • Qualified lecturer with over ten years’ experience of lecturing
  • Holder of the 2015 Silver Plato award for outstanding use of technology in education
  • Fellow of the Pearson Teaching Awards
  • Avid drinker of tea
Our Team - Ken Kelly

KEN KELLY

Co-Founder & Director – working from The Hub, aka his spare bedroom too

  • BACP-registered counsellor and clinical supervisor
  • Author of Basic Counselling Skills: A Student Guide
  • Qualified in online and telephone counselling, and has used online skills in private practice and agency work
  • Has a teaching qualification and worked as lecturer
  • Specialises in outcome-based online learning
  • Dog-lover and mindfulness meditator
Our Team - Colette Kelly

COLETTE KELLY

Operations Manager – working from The Service-Centre, aka her back room

  • Flexible and multi-talented
  • Has experience as content manager, website designer, social media manager, company secretary and lunch-maker
  • A finance whizz, sorting all our billing matters quickly and efficiently
  • Provides top-class technical support with empathy
  • Eco-geek who keeps Counselling Tutor lean and green (but not at all mean)
  • Yogi and long-distance runner, with a goal of running the London Marathon
Our Team - Lucy Mosha

LUCY MOSHA

People & Process Manager – working from The Epicentre, aka an alcove on her landing

  • Bachelor’s degree in anthropology and geography
  • Creator of processes and environments where people can thrive
  • Solution-finder and problem-solver extraordinaire
  • Specialist in fast-growing small-business effectiveness and scalability
  • 17 years’ director-level experience in the IT outsourcing and service industry
  • Horse-lover and developer of riding-related projects to support the community
Our Team - Laurice Chavez

LAURICE CHAVEZ

Administrator & Graphic Designer – working from The Nomadery, aka wherever her family isn’t

  • Bachelor’s degrees in creative writing and in philosophy
  • Amazing all-rounder who knows about content publishing, customer support, graphic design, video editing, and everything in between
  • Former textbook editor in the publishing industry, and freelance writer
  • Bookworm and self-confessed book hoarder who brings to us her aptitude for organising, and appetite for adventure
  • Basker in nature who supports Counselling Tutor in our ecological endeavours
  • Travel-planner, inline skater and piano player
Our Team - Sarah Carr

SARAH CARR

Academic Writer – working from The Owlery, aka her document-dispatching home-office

  • BACP-accredited counsellor (person-centred and CBT)
  • Bachelor’s degree in modern languages and English, and MBA
  • Writer, editor and proofreader since 1997, specialising in plain English
  • Author of a book on clear communication, and many journal articles
  • NHS counsellor
  • Qigonger, walker and cyclist
Maria Soriano - Our Team

MARIA SORIANO

Customer Support Representative – working from The Stripery, aka a lovely bright space in her living room

  • Bachelor’s degree in electronics and communications engineering
  • Also qualified in IT service management
  • Many years’ experience in online customer service and technical support
  • Has worked on the helpdesks of several blue-chip companies internationally
  • As a ‘go with the flow’ person, always happy to help
  • Singer, cook, lifelong learner, aspiring traveller and adoring aunt
Kristen Kelly - About Us

KRISTEN KELLY

Intern – working from The Hammock, aka a conducive corner of her conservatory