Shaun – Head of Counselling Wallsend


Hi, most of my training was undertaken with Tyneside Metropolitan College where I gained a Higher National Diploma in Person Centered Counselling.  Later I trained in bereavement, with survivors of abuse and as a supervisor.  I have worked in counselling for over 14 years and have been a supervisor for the last eight years.  I am based in Wallsend with my team of six counsellors.






Jan – Head of Counselling Meadow Well


Hi, I was also trained at Tyneside Metropolitan College as a Person-Centered counsellor, I have worked for other mental health charities before arriving here at Anxious Minds. I have been a counsellor for the last 12 years and have supervised for eight years. I deliver CPD Training in Mental Health, Abuse, and Bereavement. I am currently based in Meadow Well with my team of five counsellors





Kirsty – Admin and Support Worker


Kirsty has worked as a Volunteer for over a year and holds a level 3 in counselling and a level 2 in drug and alcohol support she is passionate about supporting people with mental health, Kirsty also works in admin at our head office in Wallsend, and we would be lost without her, Kirsty is a valued member of our team.






Eddie – Chief Officer

Hi, I founded Anxious Minds with Kathlean Redpath in 2015 after leaving the Armed Forces after 22 years’ service on my war pension, due to a lack of early intervention and provisional support for mental health, stemming from my personal experiences with anxiety, depression and PTSD. This gives us both a detailed understanding of the reality of mental health and a passionate desire to improve the situation. Edward holds a level 7 in Leadership and Management, diploma in psychotherapy and Clinical Hypnotherapy and is a Master Practitioner in NLP and an expert by experience.





Dan – Head of Media and Marketing

Dan is an award-winning journalist and broadcaster and is completing a foundation degree in counselling.He has spent most of his 20-plus year career working for Capital Radio Group and The Guardian Media Group’s radio division. In that time, he has held several roles including being a reporter, and desk editor.  In 2003 he was made military correspondent for Capital Radio Group – then the UK’s largest commercial radio broadcaster. His role was to provide analysis and facts on the fast-moving developments during the Iraq war.

Dan is based in Newcastle upon Tyne but his work has taken him from the Arctic Circle to the Falkland Islands and from Nevada to the Eastern Mediterranean.

In July 2010 Dan covered the hunt for Tyneside gunman Raoul Moat, and hosted a marathon live broadcast on Real Radio on the night Moat was cornered in Rothbury, Northumberland.  It was on that night that Dan, along with his co-host, conducted the now famous “Chicken and fishing rod” interview with the former England footballer Paul Gascoigne.  In 2011 Dan and the team he worked with on that night won Sony Gold and, Bronze awards as well as an Arquiva award.

Dan has worked closely with the British military and the armed forces of other NATO nations conducting media training for senior command teams. He is often asked upon by news organisations to comment on military matters and is a visiting lecturer in radio journalism.




Mini is Our Dog Therapist

Mini likes meeting and welcoming people to the centre loves sitting on knees giving unconditional love; mini has worked as a Dog therapist for the last four years.



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