Staff

“The strength of Room to Heal comes from the enthusiasm and dedication of the people involved.” Amy Saunders, UK Programme Officer, Comic Relief

STAFF

Mark Fish is Room to Heal’s Founder & Director. He is a Counsellor and Psychotherapist with post-graduate qualifications in refugee healthcare and an MSc Violence, Conflict and Development. He has 20 years’ therapeutic experience in group therapy, mediation, clinical supervision and professional development. Mark worked as Country Representative for Quaker Peace and Social Witness in the conflict zone in Northern Uganda (2002-04) and subsequently as a volunteer group facilitator at The Medical Foundation (now called Freedom from Torture). He is currently Senior Counsellor and Psychotherapist at the Helen Bamber Foundation.

Chloe Davies is Deputy Director and works as a Psychotherapist at Room to Heal. She previously worked at legal charity Reprieve, coordinating rehabilitation projects for former prisoners from Guantanamo Bay and Death Row. She has an MSc in Violence, Conflict and Development from the School of Oriental and African Studies and holds a diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy from the Minster Centre.

Clare Spencer is Room to Heal’s Operations Director, and leads the fundraising, finance and wider resource functions, as well as developing and implementing our strategic direction. She has over 10 years experience of operations management in the charity and public sectors, and is also a trustee of a small counselling charity and a volunteer mentor.

Roro Ratih Ambarwati (Rae) is our Senior Community Support Worker, and has co-facilitated the support groups since 2009. Rae has qualifications in psychology and therapeutic group-work, and has worked at Room to Heal since its beginning.

Kirstin Hubert is a Psychotherapist at Room to Heal, currently co-facilitating a mixed group with Ahmet Caglar. She is a psychodrama psychotherapist and has worked in private and public healthcare for 15 years, including within a therapeutic community. Kirstin is registered with the UKCP and the BPA.

Ahmet Caglar is a Counsellor & Group Facilitator at Room to Heal. He has been working with groups in various settings including the NHS, community organisations, and food-growing groups on health, well-being and self management.

Iman Nafi is our Casework Coordinator. She works with Suzie to address the practical problems faced by our members. She previously worked at the Council for At-Risk Academics and has a MA in Middle Eastern History from SOAS.

Suzie Grayburn is part of our casework team and works alongside Iman to support the members with the practical issues that they face on a day-to-day basis. She has volunteered for a number of years with asylum seekers and refugees in a range of organisations including Student Action for Refugees and Islington Law Centre.

Isabella Mighetto is our Outreach & Communications Coordinator. She also works on event management and evaluations. She has a Masters in Human Rights Law. She is passionate about finding creative and collaborative ways to challenge negative perceptions of migration: sharing Room to Heal’s stories and learning as well as sharing community-based, holistic approaches to healing.

Tom Mayer is our Clinical Administrator. He is responsible for processing referrals and the many administrative tasks which help to keep Room to Heal running smoothly. Tom is passionate about the promotion of psychosocial well-being and is involved in a number of projects supporting refugees and asylum seekers.

Martha Orbach is our Community Gardening Coordinator. Her facilitation of our weekly gardening group at the Culpeper Community Garden provides a tranquil healing space for our members.

Imogen Butler is our Finance Officer. She has worked with a number of small businesses in organising and structuring their finances. She also has a degree in Swahili and Development Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies.

 

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Your money could fund a therapist to help members recover from severe trauma, help to pay for healing programmes such as the storytelling project, or cover travel expenses for members to get to a retreat. We also need general funds for staff wages and running costs such as office rental and telephone. Donations through JustGiving […]

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