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The Changist has a number of specialist associates in our team, to ensure we deliver the very best possible service to you!

Dr Val Daveridge D Psych MSc MBACP (Snr. Accred) EMDR Accredited Practitioner.

Professional History/Experience

Val was employed as full-time counsellor, therapist and supervisor/manager from 1996 and had been counselling and supervising on a part-time basis for fifteen years prior to that. Since 1997 she has been self-employed as a full-time Counsellor/Therapist and Clinical Supervisor. Her therapeutic model is Integrative with the predominant influences being CBT, Psycho-dynamic and Client-Centred, however, a use a variety of other approaches as/when appropriate; these include EMDR, Coaching and Mediation.

Having worked within several organisations for 25 years (including the Emergency Services), Val is comfortable with, and enjoys working with clients and their mangers in establishing good rehabilitation programmes.

Over the past 12 years she has gained considerable experience in the field of trauma through working with police, fire and rescue and prison officers and has implemented support and psychological support (preventative) programmes in a number of organisations,

As an Accredited Supervisor she provides clinical/professional supervision to managers in various organisations including Social Work and  Counselling and, Counsellors and Trainee Counsellors.

Jeanette Bokacz PTLLS

Professional History/Experience

Jeanette has a background in local Government, working within a large Local Authority in the South West. With experience at managerial level, she has developed her skills in training & development. A fully qualified trainer "PTTLS", she is an asset to the team at The Changist.

With a particular interest in Mental & Emotional Health, Jeanette is an OfQual accredited Mental Health Trainer, delivering our Mental Health Awareness and First Aid in Mental Health Courses.

Jeanette also delivers our OfQual accredited Safeguarding Level 2 & 3 Courses on line and Face to Face.



John Hesketh BA Hons

Professional History/Experience

John is a Graduate of the City of London Business School , he has set up and managed his own business since 1985. John is currently an Equalities professional who has worked within and supported the voluntary sector in a variety of roles. His experience ranges from drug & alcohol treatment to community safety, most recently as the Equalities lead for a major local authority in the South West.

In his latest role John has acted as Equalities co-ordinator, bridging the gap between local government and communities. setting up an area wide forum to be used by strategic partners. He understands the need to listen to all sides and develop a staged approach to change.

John is an experienced consultant and project manager, able to advise and support both small business and large corporations in achieving new projects and increased productivity, an excellent communicator and facilitator, his experience and business knowledge makes him a valuable member of the team.

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