Claire set up the charity after the death of her friend Caraline. She set up a support service for people with eating disorders and named it in memory of her friend.
Since then Claire has been an ardent supporter of her clients. In the 28 years that Caraline has been established Claire has achieved many things. To name a few; she became a qualified counsellor, was awarded Young Volunteer of the year for her work by Princess Michael of Kent and has taught people about eating disorders in London, Denmark, and Gibraltar. She has also written a book called My Body My Enemy that has been published and read across the world.
Rebecca enjoys working as part of a team to ensure everything is completed efficiently and effectively whilst maintaining the highest standard of service for our clients.
Carrie enjoys supporting others and helping them to realise their full potential. Carrie has a long association with Caraline and enjoys her role as Operations Manager, ensuring the charity runs smoothly and efficiently for all concerned.
CBT Therapist & Clinical Lead
Connor joined Caraline in May 2019 and has over 7 years’ experience working as a CBT therapist supporting clients on a 1:1 and group work basis. . He brings with him a wealth of experience from the Mental Health Sector and is a valued member of our team
Having decided to combine his interests in education and psychology, Leon subsequently studied for and completed a Master’s of Science Degree in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy at Buckinghamshire New University.
As part of his role at Caraline, Leon provides both 1-1 and group therapy for clients experiencing a range of concerns such as Binge Eating, Anorexia Nervosa, and Bulima Nervosa. Leon’s solution-focused approach assists clients to achieve long-term positive sustainable changes.
Marta joined Caraline in May 2019. She has completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in 2017 at University of Hertfordshire. Marta has worked for over 14 years in addiction services. She is very excited about being given the opportunity to work at Caraline.
Imelda has worked for Caraline, since qualifying as a counsellor over twenty years ago. Her role involves one to one therapy with clients. She also facilitates the client and carers support groups, and the eating behaviour groups. Her skills as a cancer specialist nurse, have also equipped her in dealing with potentially distressing situations.
Matt joined Team Caraline in April 2021 and couldn’t be happier to be on board. He brings with him lived experience of an ED, a BSc psychology degree from the University of Sheffield, and transferrable skills from his previous role as an ED peer support worker. Above all, Matt has a passion for helping people overcome their own eating disorders and is very excited to be part of Team Caraline. He also has experience working with people with learning disabilities, autism, and mood disorders.
Daniel completed his BSc Psychology degree back in 2019 and decided at the start of the first lockdown, to pursue a career more aligned with his degree. Daniel began work in May 2020 at an inpatient specialized hospital for eating disorders. Staying there a year, he developed his knowledge of supporting individuals during their time in the hospital. He is really enthused, having joined the Caraline team in May 2021, in utilizing his experience to help as many people as possible.
Elaine is very proud to have been part of the Caraline team since August 2009. She is a great believer in everything happens for a reason and following redundancy she feels she now has one of the best jobs in the world, working for a wonderful charity and its amazing staff, Trustees, and volunteers, along with helping to provide its clients with the best service possible.
Peer Support Worker
I joined the Caraline team in April 2021 and have lived experience with an ED. Within this role, I hope I can support and help clients through their own ED recovery journey.
I am looking forward to seeing where this role will take me.