...Some of our Saturday CPD Tutors

The Saturday workshops offered by Heartwood give students the option to tailor their learning to their own interests.  Our tutors are selected for the knowledge and expertise they can bring to enhance the learning of our students.


Jane Hancock

“I qualified with Relate Training and now run my own practice in East Devon.

I have worked as a counsellor in a GP surgery, and also in a local Health Centre, which provided me with the opportunity of counselling a wide range of people with a variety of issues. I have also worked with adolescents at a local Secondary school. I am a Lecturer on the Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling at Exeter College and a qualified Supervisor.”


Joyce McGrath

Joyce is an experienced counsellor and freelance trainer offering workshops on many aspects of personal development and counselling work.  Her specialist area is in working with grief and loss, a topic she is passionate about.  She is enthusiastic about sharing her knoweledge and skills and brings a wealth of experience to all aspects of her work.

Frazer Reid 

Frazer Reid is an Integrative Counsellor and Supervisor with a previous 10 year background as a Drama and Movement Therapist. 



Leigh Smith and Chris Smith

Leigh Smith is the Director of Heartwood and a qualified Gestalt/Body Process Psychotherapist and Supervisor. Chris is a course leader at Plymouth College of Art and Design.  He has studied personal development with Martin Shaw.  He is a passionate environmentalist with particular interest in the role of the Natural World in the Human Experience.


Louise Page

Trained originally in Gestalt, Louise now works as an integrative therapist drawing from many approaches including transpersonal, TA, NLP, inner child work, journey therapy, shamanism, psychosynthesis, CBT and person-centred.  She offers a safe, compassionate, relational, holding space, in which clients can increase their awareness and allow their unique healing journey to unfold.  Louise has over 20 years experience as a therapist. For 15 years she worked as a Counsellor in RD&E Hospital in Exeter, firstly in the Women's Health Department and then with people with leukaemia and related illnesses.  Now in private practice in Thorverton near Exeter, she sees individual clients for counselling, supervision and journey therapy, and runs groups and workshops in meditation and journeying.

Amanda Sheriff

Amanda has a level 4 Diploma in Counselling from Heartwood and a Diploma in Substance Misuse; she has worked in the NHS and for Broadreach House (residential rehab and day centre). She is currently working with individuals experiencing dual diagnosis of mental health and substance abuse and runs a weekly clinic at Shrublands House. She also works within the criminal justice system.


Jane and James Schindler-Ord

Jane Schindler-Ord is a counsellor who works privately with individuals and couples in her private practice. She also works as a counsellor for the NHS and for a local young persons charity.  James Schindler-Ord offers counselling and psychotherapy privately to individuals and couples and offers clinical supervision to other therapists and professionals. He also works occasionally for a local young persons charity.

Stephen Tame

“As an experienced Body Psychotherapist, my passion is to create the safe conditions for the body-mind to heal. I have worked with adults for many years, and have been employed as a therapist within the state education system. Although I have training in a variety of therapeutic approaches, my roots are firmly in Embodied Relational Therapy: a synthesis of body psychotherapy, psychodynamic therapy and process approaches.”