WHO ARE WE
Beverley Hutton, our Clinical Director and CEO is a qualified and accredited UKCP registered psychodynamic and EMDR psychotherapist, with several years’ experience in senior healthcare management within the NHS. Beverley has a particular interest and experience working with eating disorders, BDD, self-harm, and dissociative disorders, including DID and trauma. She integrates the use of EMDR and Compassion focused therapy into her work as a psychodynamic psychotherapist. She is the author of Blue Room, her story detailing her own personal struggle to overcome anorexia as a young teenager. Her story gives insight in to the horrors of historical treatment regimes for anorexia, along with life within the confines of a secure psychiatric hospital. This book gives hope to the reader that recovery is possible in even the most complex of situations.
You can purchase Blue Room here
Dr. Monia Conforti supports us as a counselling psychologist. Monia is an experienced CBT therapist, HPCP and BPS registered, and co-facilitates both the weekly evening support group and the monthly BDD support group, as well as offering individual therapy. Monia is also an EMDR therapist, using it particularly for trauma, but is interested in researching its effectiveness for BDD, for which there have been positive outcomes. Her PsychD research studies were on the use of Sacred Text in therapy. She has a particular interest in bibliodrama and for supporting mothers suffering from postnatal mental health issues.
Charles French is the leader of Crossroads Church and pastor at Still the Hunger. Originally from South Africa and with several years’ experience in church leadership, Charles is also a keen rugby player and gifted worship leader. Charles has a heart for therapeutic prayer ministry and helping others realise their own spiritual gifting.
Our Steering Group includes a counselling psychologist; a recently retired GP with experience of rehab; an experienced pastoral director/social worker; a senior psychotherapist; and a local company director. Between them, we effectively manage to represent the vision for bringing together the NHS and the church.
Our patron, Helena Wilkinson, is a writer and international speaker currently based at Nicholaston House, a Christian retreat centre on the Gower Peninsula, South Wales. For more information on Helena's work please visit her website at www.helenawilkinson.co.uk
We also work in partnership with a number of other organisations to bring the best service that we can; these include Reading Christian Network and the BDD Foundation, among others. Still the Hunger is an accredited member of CiC International.