Our Trustees

Nicola Houghton

Chair
Nicola joined the board of trustees in 2019, after recognising she could utilise her skills to support the growth of YPCS. She has been instrumental in working to expand our service delivery to reach as many local young people in need of high-quality therapeutic support as possible.

After a successful career as a School Business Manager across a range of educational settings, Nicola now works for Cambridgeshire County Council as a Business Improvement and Development Advisor. She is passionate about taking action to help make a positive difference to the lives of people within the Cambridgeshire community.

Luke Butcher

Vice Chair

Luke is an Architect and Director of Butcher Bayley Architects (BBA). He also holds a Master’s in Environmental Building Design. Prior to co-founding BBA, Luke worked for a range of internationally acclaimed multi-disciplinary design and construction companies in Manchester, London and Cambridge. He joined the YPCS board in June 2021 after consulting with the organisation for the works of the first Annabelle Davis Centre. Being a local person with a family of his own, Luke recognised the great work the charity was doing and was keen to support the group of trustees on this endeavour.

Jenny Wilton

Secretary
Jenny is an Operations & Process Management Specialist with more than 20 years of experience in implementing change and managing process improvement, quality management and supply chain management in a wide variety of organisations.​

Alison Graham


Alison is a partner GP in Cambridgeshire and a graduate of Newcastle University. She knows from first-hand experience that there is a huge amount of unmet need and shameful lack of support for young people with mental health problems that is the result of decades of underfunding. As a mother of 3 teens and with over 30 years of clinical experience she has a unique and varied view of the issues from many different perspectives.

Her aim is not only to ensure young people get high quality counselling when they need it but that they get meaningful early intervention to manage their emotions before they are overwhelmed. She is passionate about engineering systemic change to improve the lives of young people.

David Weir


David has over 30 years of experience in completing company management accounts and feels proud to support the the charity as we grow from strength to strength.​

Peter Williamson


Peter is the father of two small children and is the manager of a local Liaison Psychiatry Team. As someone who has personally benefited from free, high-quality counselling in his childhood, he is excited to be a part of this outstanding charity. He is convinced of the immeasurable benefit to local children and the wider community from the work the clinical team in this charity do and would urge anyone who can donate to please do so.

Peter Ashworth


Peter is a retired senior teacher in local schools who spent 40 years working with young people aged 5 to 18. He is proud to have been involved with YPCS for the last 10 years and is looking forward to supporting the charity's growth.​

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

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

Registered Charity No. 1190555