Our Team

Donna Barrington-Smith

Training Support & Administration Manager

Donna joined ESRA in 2017 with a wealth of experience from the travel industry. From a multi-national retail travel agent to specialist tour operators, SEO copywriting to brochure product managing, website production to travel and foreign exchange system development, Donna’s organisational skills are diverse, and merge well with the logistical challenges of Mental Health training.

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Marina Spevak

Marina Spevak

Business Development Manager

Marina joined the wellbeing industry in 2019, previous to this she had worked several years in the Financial Industry and obtained her Bachelors in Finance in Montreal, Canada.

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Dr. Cecile Bowie

Dr. Cecile Bowie

Instructor

Cecile has obtained her Ph.D in psychoanalytic studies in 2007. Prior to that she was a Research Intern in the French forensic high security psychiatric hospital (UMD) of Cadillac from 2003-2006 and researcher and guest of honour at the psychiatric Clinic of La Borde from 2003-2014.

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Sarah Ambrose - Instructor

Sarah Ambrose - Instructor

Instructor

Sarah is a professional Business Psychologist and Mental Health First Aid Instructor with over 15 years of commercial experience in financial services and five years working alongside the Charity Sector as a Senior Business Psychologist. Her recently work includes a term as the Head of Business Development for West Kent Mind – a network partner of National Mind.

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Jane Cattermole - Instructor

Jane Cattermole - Instructor

Instructor

Jane is a qualified Integrative Counselling Psychotherapist with a background in Human Resources and Corporate Recruitment. She worked for ESRA for 15 years, becoming the General Manager and setting up Minding Your Business in 2012 as a funding stream.

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Suzanne Oakes (Suzy) - Instructor

Suzanne Oakes (Suzy) - Instructor

Instructor

Suzanne has worked in the field of mental and physical health and wellbeing for 17 years. She is a qualified person-centred Counsellor with an Honours degree in Psychology, and an experienced NHS Health Trainer with qualifications in coaching, mentoring, trauma therapy, training delivery and Cognitive Behavioural therapy.

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Lucy Adams - Instructor

Lucy Adams - Instructor

Instructor

Lucy is an accredited Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Instructor, qualified in Suicide First Aid and a skilled mental health trainer. Lucy spent six years working for leading Mental Health Charity Mind, most recently as Training and Development Manager, where she developed and delivered a portfolio of innovative training packages and materials for both schools and businesses.

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