Meet the team
Jenna Mayhew (BA Psych Hons), Therapist and Cofounder
Jenna lives in Sydney, Australia. Jenna is a registered as a psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and is a member of the Lapidus Association: Words for Wellbeing.
Jenna worked in the not-for-profit sector for seven years before moving abroad. Amongst other roles, Jenna provided clinical consultation, and supported clients with trauma, grief and loss, mood disorders and disabilities.
Caroline Macrory (MA Psych Hons), Therapist and Cofounder
Caroline studied psychology in the UK before moving to Australia and completing her qualifications to become a registered psychologist. She is a member of the National Counselling Society and is registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) as a psychologist.
Caroline has gained invaluable experience working with a variety of client groups in both the UK and Australia, including children and young people living in residential and foster care, people with disabilities, individuals with a history of complex trauma and those experiencing mental health problems.
She has worked as an individual and group therapist, as well as delivering behaviour support services, assessment, clinical support and training.
Caroline has two young children and she has a particular interest in supporting women to tackle the myriad of challenges that often accompany motherhood, including finding the right balance between family and career. She advocates the importance of continuing to find time and space for personal reflection and mindfulness practise amidst the demands of family life.
Caroline is also passionate about volunteering, and worked in a Mother Teresa home in India supporting children and their families.
"I've always been enthusiastic about writing and have personally enjoyed the personal benefits of writing and journalling for over 20 years. Write As Rain combines my two passions – psychology and writing." - Caroline Macrory
To view Caroline's Australian certificate of registration as a psychologist, and membership of National Counselling Society please click here.
Vanessa Waddell BSc (Hons) Dip Couns MBACP (Accred), Therapist
Vanessa is an experienced therapeutic counsellor with a private practice based in Surrey, UK. In addition to face-to-face counselling, Vanessa specialises in remote therapy, supporting clients by telephone and Skype. As such she has worked with clients both in the UK and internationally. She is an accredited registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
Vanessa has also worked in an agency setting at City and Hackney Alcohol Service and the Earls Court Community Project. She has worked with a diverse range of clients with many different presenting problems including bereavement, identity issues, depression and eating disorders amongst others. She has a special interest in helping women on the journey towards motherhood particular dealing with infertility and pregnancy loss.
Vanessa is very interested in reading and writing. She enjoys keeping a personal journal and provides informal support on online forums. She has personally benefited from the therapeutic value of writing and reading on an online forum when she went through a bereavement.
Vanessa is also keen on volunteering. She has worked at a hostel for ex homeless young people, done street outreach work with women involved in prostitution in the east end of London and more recently worked as a befriender with a young woman with Down’s syndrome.
Vanessa is not currently taking on new clients, however contact us to join a waiting list.
Our service is growing quickly and we will be having additional therapists joing us in 2014. We look forward to welcoming them and introducing them to you. If you are interested in working with Write As Rain then email us through the enquiry form.