Our Team

Maria Albertsen

maria_albertsen_counsellorRole – Maria oversees the work of CTUK, and is the lead on our school’s based counselling campaign. She is also the main contact for the CTUK Members Club and National Counsellors’ Day

About Maria – Maria is an experienced counsellor, psychotherapist and supervisor with over 22 years of experience working in both the private and public sectors (NHS & Education). She has managed young people’s counselling services and set up and delivered successful school-based counselling services, working alongside charities and statutory organisations. She has experience in business development and marketing for counselling organisations and individual therapists in private practice. Maria is the Founder of Counsellors Together UK.

You can find out more about Maria here

Suzanne Chalmers 


Role – Suzanne works to promote and support our campaign work across Scotland, raising awarness within relevant orgisations.

About Suzanne – I am a qualified counsellor having started my training in Edinburgh in 1995. My training is underpinned by Person Centred counselling and I work with clients in a way that is guided by them. I have completed basic training in CRM – Comprehensive Resource Model which works with trauma and attachment.

I work with survivors of childhood sexual abuse, domestic violence, bereavement and loss as well as general counselling.

I have experience with Asperger’s, Islamic perspective including issues for new Muslims and working with children and young people.

I am a member of COSCA (Counselling & Psychotherapy in Scotland).

Glenna Demeter

Role – Glenna works to stop membership body discrimination and promote equality of the membership bodies, with a particular focus on placement and employment opportunities.

About Glenna – Glenna is an established counsellor psychotherapist who has worked in private practice since she first qualified in 2005. She works integratively with adult clients and specialises in working with trauma and abuse (Internal Family Systems).

She is a qualified teacher and a Senior Accredited Member of the National Counselling Society.

She is passionate about preserving the wonderful diversity within our profession. Also with achieving parity amongst the membership bodies and professional recognition for all registered counsellors.

You can find out more about Glenna here.

Katrina Marshall

Role – Katrina works to support the schools based counselling campaign.

About Katrina – My name is Katrina and I am an established counsellor and psychotherapist. I am a linked counsellor for a Cognita school and the lead counsellor for Hertfordshire Adoption service. I also run my own private practice, where I not only work with children but also couples, adults and families.

I have been a member of CTUK for some time, and I have found it an honour to be a part of such a unique group of individuals, who’s main purpose, is for the equality for all therapists. CTUK enables everyone to have a dialogue on how therapy is being managed, and it’s future.

Tara Shennan


Role – Tara is our lead on social and political issues and for National Counsellors’ Day. Tara also provides general management support and will often write for our News section.

About Tara – Tara Shennan is a qualified counsellor who has been working with children and young people for 5 years. She is a psychology undergraduate and is researching the impact of exploitation on counsellors’ well-being on behalf of Counsellors Together UK. She is also a guest lecturer on the Clinical Psychology Doctorate at the University of Essex.