Our Staff

Michelle Lay

Clinical Services Director
Michelle is an experienced Integrative Psychotherapist who has served different roles within The Young People's Counselling Service, starting in 2014 as a therapist. Michelle is passionate about the charity and has been instrumental in its growth and development. Michelle leads on all areas of clinical development, school service level agreements, projects with other third sector organisations and supports the current team of ten practitioners.

As a therapist in an independent school and private practice, Michelle sees the need for local mental health support. Alongside the board of trustees, Michelle is always looking at areas YPCS can expand into and further support the young people and families that YPCS sees without diluting the quality service that the charity is proud to offer.

Michelle also supports fundraising and was key in organising fire walks, sky dives, the first YPCS golf day and setting up stands to recruit volunteers. This not only helps raise the vital funding needed but provides the opportunity to meet supporters and volunteers and share how their fundraising helps support a service like YPCS.

Mariana Delgado

Operations Director
Mariana is an experienced Engineer who has worked in different roles and organisations in the manufacturing sector in Mexico, USA and the UK. Mariana is very keen to support the operational side of the quality service that The Young People’s Counselling Service offers.

Whilst in the US, Mariana volunteered for a charity helping with logistical set up, fundraising events and day-to-day managing of programmes. Now with YPCS, she will focus on building a solid foundation from which the charity can continue its impressive growth for years to come.

Mariana is passionate about making a real difference to young people’s lives by providing services that can support them during difficult times and facilitate for them to reach their full potential. She believes in focusing on early intervention and prevention to improve the mental health outcomes of young people and their families, which is so prevalent in the current climate. Mariana is very proud to be part of this endeavour with the YPCS team, patrons, and volunteers.

Remi Mandair

Remi has over ten years of administration experience and enjoys applying her skills to the charity. She has always had a keen interest in Psychotherapy and continues to learn more through her experiences with The Young People's Counselling Service and working with the families we support. Remi finds her role very rewarding as she is an integral part of providing a supportive service for young people and making a difference.

Thelma Wadsley

Development Manager
Thelma has 30 years’ experience of management working for charities and local authorities, with special interests in community development, areas of deprivation, rural issues, supporting the migrant community and mental health. Thelma’s work with The Young People's Counselling Service involves securing funding in order to maintain service delivery and support a period of planned growth.

Young People’s Counselling Service
Annabelle Davis Centre
School Bungalow
Peterborough PE7 3JD

Phone: 01733 903288
E-mail: admin@ypcs.uk

Registered Charity No. 1190555