AWC Counselling is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation which means it operates as both a charity and as a company. The Board members are therefore both Trustees and Directors at the same time. As AWC Counselling developed out of a merger, it has a developing Board.

There are currently 4 Board members and 1 person interested in becoming a Trustee/Director.

The Chairperson is an interim role for Charles Dobson, formerly the Chairperson of Versa Org Ltd from which the CIO grew. Charles kindly agreed to stay on as Chairperson temporarily to oversee the merger and transition. The Board is seeking a new Chairperson to serve a 3-year term.

New to the Board is Donna Walker. A qualified accountant who lives and works locally, Donna is Treasurer for AWC Counselling.

The Company Secretary is not a Board member. Laura Brown, Service Manager, carries out this role in support of the Board as part of her employment duties.

The Board has 2 members who are qualified and highly skilled counsellors – Penny Ford and Jenny Hall.

The Board can have 8 Trustee/Directors and is seeking to secure this number during 2018.

Charles Dobson


Charles has recently retired from the Department of Health, where he worked both as an operational researcher and, more recently, in general policy analysis...

Jenny Hall


Jenny brings the charity experience in establishing, developing and managing counselling services. Most of her work as manager, clinical lead and therapist, has been in the N.H.S....