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Meet the Team



Joanne Butler - Director of ISAS

E: jo.butler@isas-notts.org.uk
T: 0115 8240314
M: 07807 348321
Joanne Butler - Director of ISAS - ISAS

Jo joined the charity in March 2013 as Director of Services. She has a wealth of experience in the third sector, her specialisms being funding and business planning. Jo has an excellent reputation across the public and third sector networks for her professionalism and strategic thinking, skills that will be well utilised to ensure ISAS continues to thrive.



Esther Hastings - Clinical Team Leader (Newark)

E: counsellors@isas-notts.org.uk
T: 0115 8240314

Esther joined ISAS as a trainee counsellor in 2009 and is now a BACP registered counsellor. She has worked with various client groups ranging from adults, children, young people, groups, and couples throughout a number of organisations such as universities, schools, local counselling services and privately. She has experience in delivering bespoke training and is currently working towards her Supervision Qualification. Esther is passionate about our client group and about group therapy and is the lead for ISAS Female Therapeutic Group in Newark since 2014.



Deanne Gardner - Clinical Team Leader (Worksop)

E: counsellors@isas-notts.org.uk
T: 0115 8240314
Deanne Gardner - Clinical Team Leader (Worksop) - ISAS

Deanne is a Humanistic Person Centred therapist and a supervisor. She is also trained in EMDR. Her client base includes adults, young people, couples and groups. Deanne has been with ISAS for 9 years, initially starting as a trainee therapist and then staying on as a volunteer counsellor post qualifying. She runs a private practice and also works part time as a school counsellor in a secondary school. Deanne is passionate about spiritual, psychological and physical wellbeing believing them to be interconnected. She seeks to promote healthy relationships with self and others.



Daniel McKay - Activities Coordinator

E: daniel.mckay@isas-notts.org.uk
M: 07572 2585633
Daniel McKay - Activities Coordinator - ISAS

Dan joined ISAS in June 2015 as the Activates Coordinator mainly facilitating the therapeutic drumming groups in Nottingham and Mansfield and also facilitating the art group in Nottingham. Dan has been involved in music from the age of 14 playing in all sorts of bands with a number of instruments. He plays drums, guitar, flute, mandolin, and plays in 3 bands at the moment and has had success playing festivals like Bestivial, Boomtown etc. and multiple European tours. Dan has attended the ‘OPUS Music in Healthcare Settings’ course and has a BA Hons in Fine Art, from Cardiff University. Through Dan’s experience in performing he inspires clients to develop confidence in group work and his holistic approach also encourages interpersonal development.



Roy McPartland - Group Facilitator and Counsellor

E: counsellors@isas-notts.org.uk
T: 0115 824 0314
M: 07960764724 pers
Roy McPartland - Group Facilitator and Counsellor - ISAS

Roy joined ISAS as a Volunteer Counsellor in 2013 and in 2015 became a Group Facilitator for the charity. He helps to co-ordinate and provides therapeutic support for both group counselling for men, and for drumming workshops. Roy has worked in different capacities within the third sector, local government, higher education, and the NHS. He holds both a Bachelors degree in Computers and Business alongside a Certificate of Higher Education in Health and Social Care Studies. Roy is a Humanistic Counsellor and is a currently completing a Masters degree in Integrative Psychotherapy at the Sherwood Institute. He is researching bullying and healing for his dissertation, and he has a special interest in gambling addiction support



Stephanie de Carpentier - Dramatherapist / Office Administrator

E: admin@isas-notts.org.uk
M: 07928343236

Steph joined the team as part a placement for her training in 2015. Steph provides dramatherapy for groups and one to one. Working from a person-centred client-led approach, one of the focuses of Steph’s’ work is to utilise dramatic interventions to provide distance and safety for clients to explore their personal issues in depth. Steph also aims to empower clients through enabling their connection of the body and the mind.