Meet our incredible team who all help make Sean’s Place a safe and welcoming place to access support.
Our team are made up of over 30 volunteer mentors who all donate their time to help and support others to access free and immediate support in the community. From a range of diverse backgrounds our team provide a listening ear, design and deliver programmes and are professionally trained to deliver 1-2-1 talking therapies.
We are also supported with a core team of staff who are the first people you speak to when you call, those who will support you to complete your referrals and those who will ensure your time with us is as positive as possible.
Finally we have our board of directors who help to ensure Sean’s Place is a safe and stable environment which will ensure we are around for a long time to come offering more support to those who need us.
Below is a list of our team and some stories of why they choose Sean’s Place.
- Debbie- Founder and CEO
- Andy- Therapy Coordinator
- Mandy- Members Coordinator
- Georgia- Programme Support Officer
- Sam- Admin Officer
Our Counsellors and Therapists
Our CBT Mentors:
Our Board of Directors
- Jon Muspratt
- Neil Manning
- Adele Browne
- Debbie Rogers
- Lee Pennington
I am the CEO of the Barnstondale Centre, a residential activity and education centre on the Wirral. I grew up and was educated on the Wirral before attending the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and commissioning into the British Army. I served for 16 years as an Infantry Officer, leaving at the rank of Major. During my service I deployed on numerous operational tours to Iraq, Afghanistan and the Falkland Islands. Since leaving the Armed Forces, I have worked successfully in senior management roles in both the charity sector and in commercial business with Amazon.
I live in Spital with my wife, who is a primary school teacher on the Wirral, and have two young children. If my kids let me have any spare time, I enjoy going to the gym and spending time outdoors with my family and dog Poppy. I am also a School Governor of a primary school on the Wirral and a long suffering season ticket holder at my beloved Everton FC (someone has to!).
It is a privilege and honour to be part of Sean’s Place and able to play my small part in the overall success and achievements this organisation has, and continues to deliver. I take pride in service and ‘paying it forward’ and look forward to helping Sean’s Place grow in capability, capacity and success.
’I wanted to become involved with Sean’s Place following my own journey with mental health and the experiences I took from that journey. I saw within my workplace there was a huge gap which could be filled by sharing these experiences and having conversations to help other who were struggling and therefore began to create and deliver workshops before being introduced to Debbie. Once I met with Deb and understood more about the ‘why’ behind Sean’s Place I was sold.’
I have been part of the Sean’s Place team since 2019. I have had years of experience with my own mental health, using services and supporting people, colleagues, friends and family with all things mental health. I got involved with Sean’s Place following wellbeing sessions I was delivering in the workplace with my fellow mentor Tom. When the opportunity to join the Sean’s Place team become available I jumped at the opportunity to help men in our city who’ve had similar feelings and experiences as me. You’ll see me at Sean’s place on a Sunday night delivering a session with Mark and Tom or if you are receiving help through CBT I am also a CBT mentor.