Lyndsey Marshall


Carolyn Exley

Carolyn Exley has over thirty years’ experience working as a psychotherapist and supervisor. She is a BACP accredited and registered psychotherapist and has a BSc in Psychology and a Masters in Transpersonal Arts in Practice. In her private practice Carolyn works with a wide range of issues but has a particular interest in sexual abuse, domestic violence and interpersonal relationships. She very much enjoys her supervisory role and is currently clinically supervising individual practicing therapists as well as the frontline team of a Domestic Violence service.

Carolyn began her working life supporting adults and children with learning disabilities in residential settings, before going onto work in mental health. More recently she has been guest lecturing at Portsmouth University, working for Social Services teaching parenting skills to parents with children with ‘challenging’ behaviours and helping set up and facilitate a local drop in centre for people with Gender Dysphoria.

Carolyn first became involved with PARCS thirty years ago, working on the crisis line and ‘face to face’ counselling. For seven years she facilitated the supervision group for the telephone and’ face to face’ PARCS volunteers. After taking a break from PARCS to focus upon establishing her own private therapy practice; Carolyn was delighted and honoured to be asked back to join the board of trustees.

Carolyn has a deep passion and respect for the work carried out at PARCS and hopes that her therapeutic experience, both inside and outside PARCS, enables her to support staff and volunteers as well as inform her decision making for the future of the service.

Sarah Lewis

Dr Sarah Lewis is currently working within the Criminal Justice System as an independent reformer and director of Penal Reform Solutions. She previously worked for the Probation Service in psychological interventions and her doctoral work focused on the therapeutic relationship, between practitioners and perpetrators of crime.  After leaving the Probation Service in 2010, Sarah became a Senior Lecturer in Criminal Psychology at the Institute of Criminal Justice Studies, University of Portsmouth.  During this time, she carried out research in Norwegian prisons, examining how humanistic practice can promote rehabilitation. She is now using this knowledge to support English prisons in creating a climate for rehabilitation.  Sarah loves working with people and feels privileged to have been selected as a trustee for PARCS in February 2017.  After spending some time as a volunteer on the phone lines at PARCS, Sarah hopes to use her knowledge of research to capture the good work of PARCS, promoting the services of the organisation as a whole.

Duncan Paterson

Duncan’s career has included academia (LSE lecturer), chartered accountancy (PWC), software development and the City. He has held senior positions as a CFO, COO and CEO, which have involved considerable international exposure. He is also a qualified coach.

In 1999 Duncan started a consultancy specialising in developing consortia for global financial players by helping competitors to establish joint ventures and create value through common services and platforms. Over the years he and his loyal team established several successful consortia and carried out other demanding work. More recently he has worked with charities: as a trustee of the PARCS since 2011; undertaking remedial consultancy for a national children’s charity; and helping others with financial challenges. He is non-executive chair of a City-based global derivatives firm and a member of the Supervisory Board of one of the world’s major stock exchanges.

When not working Duncan enjoys sailing, walking, music and the theatre with his wife. He has recently completed a part-time MA in creative writing.

Jamie Temple