Meet the team
Dr. Joanna North
Registered Manager & Head of Counselling
Professor Nick Sarra
Nick is a Consultant Psychotherapist in the NHS, engaged primarily in supporting healthcare staff particularly for teams after difficult events. He also works privately as an organizational consultant and clinical supervisor and is helping us at JNA with our work together as a team, addressing organizational dynamics and the complex situations that we manage in our work. Nick is a Qualified Group Analyst (member of the Institute of Group Analysis) and mediator. He has consulted to and mediated for numerous organizational groups particularly within healthcare both in the UK, Europe and USA. He has also been involved in a number of post conflict situations such as South Sudan and the aftermath of the Beslan hostage taking crisis in Ossetia. Professor Sarra teaches on organizational dynamics programs at two universities including Exeter School of Psychology and Hertfordshire Business School.
Nick lives and works in Devon but has also lived and worked in the Sudan, People's Republic of China and Saudi Arabia. We are lucky to have him with us in both Leeds and Devon.
Reflective Practice and Safeguarding support
Lorraine is a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy as an accredited Psychotherpist/Counsellor and she has a degree in Creative and Expressive Art Therapies from Anglia Ruskin University (2010). She has worked in the field of child and adult mental health for twenty years and is committed to the mental health and wellbeing of children, adults and families. Lorraine is also passionate about helping people get the right support that they need to help them move forward in their life. She is a committed and energetic support to our team, helping with counselling and consultation. She loves to learn and in recent years has trained in systemic family work and has qualifications for helping clients with trauma.