The Mind and Soul Foundation is managed by three directors, with other contributions from a team of experienced associates.
Will Van Der Hart
Will is Pastoral Chaplain at Holy Trinity Brompton and a director of Mind and Soul
. His interest in emotional health is wide ranging, reflecting his broad experience in a variety of pastoral contexts. Will is an integrative and practical bible teacher who speaks at a number of national forums. He is passionate about equipping church leaders to look after their own emotional health as well as empowering them to manage the emotional needs of their congregations. Twitter: @willvanderhart
Kate is a psychologist with a particular interest in the way our emotions affect us. She's passionate about helping people keep emotionally healthy in spite of what life throw's at them, & making sure they reach their full potential. She's a church leader working with Hitchin Christian Centre and is also a speaker and author. Kate spends a lot of time explaining that she isn't married to Prince William but enjoys reading about her good dress sense in the newspapers. She lives in Hitchin with her husband and two children. Twitter: @communik8ion
Rob is a Consultant Psychiatrist working in New Zealand. He is married to Susanna and lives in Aucklandwith their two sons. Rob wants to empower mental health professionals to use their skills in a Godly way and inform the places where they work. He believes the good news of Christianity brings an essential contribution to mental health services. Twitter: @robwaller
We have a number of associates who promote the work of The Mind and Soul Foundation both in the UK and abroad. They are all pioneers or experts in the field of mental health, committed Christians and great communicators.
Christy is a movement leader, author and speaker. For 24 years Christy has traveled around the world teaching on the Kingdom of God at various conferences, festivals, retreats and seminars. She has spent the majority of the last few years working on a new prayer model that includes ministering to the whole person, including those struggling and/or affected by mental illness. Christy and Sean have been married for 26 years, and have two children. Twitter: @ChristyWimber
...is a Clinical Psychologist trained in several psychological therapies that emphasise mindfulness, including Existential Psychotherapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and Mindfulness-Based Strengths Practice. He is Senior Lecturer and Senior Tutor in Psychology at the University of Lincoln. He is [art of the leadership of his local church and Fusion. He is currently chair of BACiP (the British Association of Christians in Psychology), and works in consultancy with a variety of commercial and public sector organisations. His short book, The God Lab: 8 spiritual experiments you can try at home, is an experiential guide to the beatitudes in Matthew’s gospel. He is married to Marie-Claire, and has two sons, Leo and Tom.
...is an advocate for mental health provision in the UK. She works for Christian disability charity Livability UK which seeks to support churches in developing community which is inclusive of those who experience marginalisation and stigmatisation in society and the church. Katharine blogs and speaks about issues relating to mental health and runs a popular blog katharinewelby.com in which she discusses her own experiences with depression and anxiety. Twitter: @KWelbyRoberts
...is an experienced Psychodynamic Psychotherapist and Mentalisation-based Therapist offering individual long-term psychotherapy via Talbot Court Psychotherapy
and Christian Psychological Services London
. His past experience includes working as a psychotherapist for the NHS specialising in Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). He has been part of a team spearheading Christian networks for psychologists and psychotherapists, as well as offering training for churches and Christian organisations.
...is an entrepreneur and executive leader with over 14 years of experience in the mental and behavioral health field. Before moving to London, she was the National and Strategic Account Director for the world's largest and most respected private not-for-profit alcohol and drug addiction treatment providers (Hazelden Betty Ford), and in 2014 she was t Vice President for Castlewood Treatment Centers for Eating Disorders where she supervised and oversaw the marketing and sales department. She is one of the co-founders of OneHealth; which is a behavior change company that drives member engagement to improve health outcomes and reduce the cost of care, and in 2008 she founded a non-profit called I AM, which supports those who struggle or who are in recovery from an eating disorder.
...is a Psychodynamic Counsellor and Psychotherapist operating in London and works with Christian organisations bringing counselling insight to faith-based work. He has an MSc in Psychodynamic Counselling and a BSc in Social Work. More information on Ron's counselling work can be found here
on his personal website. Ron has written many of our articles on leadership.
...is a Consultant Psychiatrist, working part time in the independent sector, having worked for the past 4 years as a consultant in the NHS. She works predominantly with people with eating disorders. Kate qualified from Imperial College School of Medicine in 2000. Alongside this, she has a degree in Neuropharmacology and diplomas in Paediatrics and Child Health and Clinical Psychiatry. Kate undertook basic psychiatric training with the Trent Deanery and higher specialist training with the London Deanery on the St George’s rotation. She is a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists.
...is a psychotherapist in full time private practice. He is also an ordained minister in the Anglican church and part of a team leading a house church. In his career Andre has worked as the manager for the eating disorders unit at the Priory North London, as a dramatherapist in a therapeutic community, and for the last six years has taught counselling at the London School of Theology. See more about Andre on his personal website - www.andreradmall.co.uk
. He has a book ‘Insight into Addiction’ published by CWR. Andre is married to Zoe and has three children, Jonathan, Tamsyn and Juliet.
...Alex is a member of Minds@Work, a network focussed on breaking the stigma around mental health in the workplace. She is an experienced manager in the corporate world, with an 8 year career in a large multinational spanning Business Strategy, Marketing and Research & Development. She is passionate about leadership development and in particular wellbeing & productivity, having observed in herself and others how increasing self-awareness and making small choices to boost wellbeing can unlock productivity, joy and fulfilment. Alex is a graduate of Leadership College London and is interested in the integration of popular leadership, management & wellbeing texts with biblical principles. She blogs and facilitates workshops exploring wellbeing holistically across mental, emotional and physical dimensions; and enjoys working with people to help them discover their calling and live life more proactively & purposefully.
...is the Founding Director of ThinkTwice
, which raises awareness of mental health issues within the church online and in churches, provides training to churches and charities about how best to support those with mental illness and offers a consultancy service for organisations wanting to develop resources relating to mental health and the church.
Zoe and Andy Clark-Coates
..are founders and Global CEO’s of the Mariposa Trust
, one of the UK’s leading support charities. As counsellors and grief experts Zoe and Andy support people through loss and the effects of grief on their general mental health and wellbeing. Their charity supports around 50,000 people each week and is a stakeholder in the department of health, which is spearheading national change for grief support and better care.
...is a Consultant Psychiatrist who completed his specialist training at Royal Free & University College Medical School. He also has an MBA from Imperial College London. Chi-Chi specialises in General Adult Psychiatry and is based in the primary care liaison service in Camden & Islington NHS Foundation Trust. He sat on the Governing Body of Brent CCG for two years and works in private practice. Chi-Chi has a special interest in the mental health of refugees and asylum seekers and regularly conducts medico-legal reports in civil and criminal Courts.