You may vote for all the candidates as there are 5 vacancies on the Board.

Sally-Anne Bubbers

Proposed by: Peter Gubi
Seconded by: Andre Groenewald
Sally has been a member of APSE since 2017 and has served on the conference planning sub-group for two years and the Training, Research and Publication sub-group for one year.

She is a psychotherapeutic counsellor, UKCP registered (accredited), offering counselling, clinical and pastoral supervision, facilitation of reflective practice groups and workshops. . She has a master’s in counselling psychology and is a certified therapist in Internal Family Systems and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, with a particular interest in the impact of developmental trauma on adult mental and physical health.

Sally is the Bishop’s Advisor for Pastoral Care for the Diocese of Lichfield, with responsibility for co-ordinating the diocesan counselling service which also offers individual pastoral supervision for clergy in the Diocese. Sally is currently an associate workplace chaplain to the retail sector with Faith at Work in Worcestershire.

Sally has been working as a clergy counsellor since 2011 and pastoral supervisor since 2017. Her interest in clergy wellbeing has also led to her involvement in the work of St Luke’s For Clergy. She is married to Richard, a Rector in the Church of England, as well as being a mother and grandmother.

Sally is passionate about pastoral supervision and is keen to support the Association of Pastoral Supervisors and Educators (APSE) in its work.

Graham Thompson

Nominated by: Brenda Mosedale
Seconded by: David Sinclair
On leaving school Graham embarked on a career in accountancy before hearing a call to full-time Christian ministry. After training to be a Methodist Minister he served in Bristol, Southwell (Nottinghamshire), North Walsham (Norfolk) and Norwich until 2014 when he became Chair of the Plymouth & Exeter District, including oversight of Devon, South Somerset and Bude.

Graham’s first experience of Pastoral Supervision was in 2006 and he has been using the skills learned then - and reinforced by development opportunities since - within the Methodist Church. In 2018 Graham successfully completed the Wesley House Certificate Course in Pastoral Supervision. He currently supervises 5 Methodist presbyters and 3 lay staff.

Graham is married to Alison and has two grown up sons and two grandchildren. His interests include development of the whole person and community cohesion -as well as Tax Returns, baseball and modern novels.

Peter Wells

Proposed by: David Flagg
Seconded by: Sue Clements-Jewery
Currently I am a self employed psychosexual and relationships therapist, as well as being a clinical supervisor.

Formerly I have been a chaplain in both the NHS and hospice settings. In 2018 I edited the book: Treating Body and Soul: A Clinician's Guide to Supporting the Physical, Mental and Spiritual Needs of Their Patients. I have the privilege of offerting supervision to clergy, lay people and other psychotherapists in healthcare, private practice and in local ministry.

My understanding is that in supervision there is always a pastoral element which is both spiritual and psychological, in that they feed and support the body and soul of those being supervised, the supervisor and those who benefit from the work of the supervisee. This requires curiosity, experience, and collaboration between supervisor and supervisee.

As the understanding of spiritual care as part of supervision is always evolving, APSE is ideally placed to help promote diversity and inclusivity pastorally, spiritually and psychologically.

I would like to offer what I can to support APSE in the changing landscape of supervision.

I have been a member of APSE for several years and have valued my involvement in both attending and helping to organise the annual conference

Alison MacKay

Proposed by: Sue Clements-Jewery
Seconded by: Jan Morris
Alison Mackay is currently minster at Alcester Baptist Church in Warwickshire. Commenced ministry as a Salvation Army Officer in 1986. Served in various appointments in Scotland and England before training for Baptist Ministry at Regents Park College in 2000. Served as minister at Elstree Free Church, Leytonstone United Free Church and as Regional Minister for the Heart of England Baptist Association (HEBA) with responsibilities for Herefordshire, Shropshire and Worcestershire churches and ministers, HEBA Retired Ministers and the HEBA Small Churches Network.

Trained as Christian Counsellor with UCHM in the 90’s, also trained as a mentor, working in Middle and Secondary Schools, and with Newly Accredited Ministers.

Currently serve on the Health and Well Being Committee for the Local District Council, Regents Park College Oxford Governing Body, Baptist Union/URC Inter-faith Group, and recently part of the Anglican and Baptist Group who compiled the “Creating Sanctuary” material, enabling the church to engage better with the Lesbian, Bi and Gay community.

Ministry has opened many pastoral opportunities serving as Hospice, Prison and Police Chaplain, Mayor’s Chaplain for Waltham Forest, and chaplain to a Social Services family assessment unit. A mother and grandmother, about to re-marry my ex-husband after 13 years apart.

Dawn Allison

Proposed by: Lynette Harborne
Seconded by: David Ryder
Dawn is a BACP Accredited Supervisor and an experienced counsellor and psychotherapist.

She has served on various committees in promoting good guidelines and ethical decision-making policies to maintain an accountable practice. She is currently involved in offering clergy and laity pastoral supervision alongside the work she does in the third sector where she supervises counsellors working in an array of contexts.

She began her career with a Clinical Theology training and was then employed in the 1990’s as a pastoral worker in the Church of England, before expanding her own private practice.

She is married to David and they worship at Lichfield Cathedral. It is her Christian values and beliefs that inform her practice especially in the area of championing the underprivileged to reach their fullest potential.