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About Us

Meet the Team

RSVP is made up of a committed team of staff and volunteers, including trustees, counsellors, ISVAs, helpline volunteers, group facilitators and administration staff.

Management team:
Lisa Thompson, Chief Executive:
Lisa is an award-winning Chief Exec and an experienced trainer who has trained in psychotherapy. She is also a mega runner and fundraiser, running 200 miles for RSVP in 2017 and raising more than £3000!

Anjella Darcy, Head of Adult Counselling and Wellbeing Services:
Anjella is an experienced psychotherapist and trainer, she heads up all our busy and growing wellbeing services, including counselling, helpline and group support.

Sarah Lafford, Head of Business Development:
Sarah manages the development of RSVP, including income generation, securing contracts and monitoring the quality and impact of our services.

Yvonne Langham, Head of ISVA (Advocacy) Services:
An experienced ISVA, Yvonne manages all our advocacy services, including specialist support for sex workers and the LGBT community. Yvonne’s team won the national Limelight award for outstanding ISVA team in 2016.

Frances Ford, Head of Children’s Counselling and Wellbeing Services:
With over 22 years’ experience of working therapeutically with children and young people, Fran leads our counselling and wellbeing services for children and young people at RSVP.

Hear from our team:

You can read Katrina’s blog post about her role as a children’s ISVA here

You can read Maddison’s blog post about her role as a children’s ISVA here

You can read Claire’s blog post about her role supporting sex workers here

You can read Mark’s post about his role supporting LGBT survivors here

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