One in Four is run for survivors.
Some of our professional team of counsellors and therapists, advocacy workers, trainers and trustees include survivors.
Director: Linda Dominguez MBE
Linda Dominguez has been director of One in Four on a voluntary basis since 2009. Her counselling experience includes working with ex offenders, mental health issues, children, bereavement and substance abuse. She is a qualified supervisor in counselling.
Head of advocacy: Dianne Ludlow
Dianne leads the advocacy work for One in Four. She has over 15 years proven expertise in working with survivors and the criminal justice process and civil claims. Her understanding of the needs of survivors in this complex area, ensures clients feel well understood and supported. She has a background in law and advocacy and has supported hundreds of clients from across the UK and Ireland and as far afield as the USA, Iran and Jamaica.
South London Clinical Manager: Michelle Denny-Browne
Michelle has over 14 years counselling experience and is responsible for developing One in Four’s education and training programme in schools. Michelle has a background in family health and has worked for many years with families, young people sexual health and clinical supervision.
North London Clinical Coordinator: Dave Bain
Dave joined One In Four in 2015, working as a counsellor before becoming the North London Coordinator in 2019. Prior to One In Four he worked as a coordinator at The Maytree Respite Centre and HELP Counselling.
Kent Clinical Coordinator: Angela Christie
Angela has been in the mental health sector since 2001, counselling support from 2008 and volunteered as a Counsellor for One in Four for over 10 years. Currently a Senior Practitioner specialising in sexual abuse and trauma therapy.
Counsellors and therapists
One in Four counsellors and therapists, come from a range of training modalities, and are specifically trained to support people with the trauma of childhood sexual abuse.
All One in Four counsellors and therapists are committed to working ethically, and are experienced members of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
Diane Ovenden (Chair)
Diane Ovenden is a chartered accountant and has been a trustee of One in Four since 2017. She worked as a financial accountant for many years in industry. She has experience of working as an accountant and trustee for other charitable organisations.
Linda Dominguez MBE
Linda Dominguez has been a voluntary counsellor at One in Four since 2007 taking over as the Director on a voluntary basis in 2009. Her counselling experience includes working with ex offenders, mental health issues, children, bereavement and substance abuse. She is a qualified supervisor in counselling. Her full time work is in child protection and vulnerable adults and leads 200 safeguarding officers nationally in implementing policies and procedures as Head of Safeguarding for a national charity. She sits on the Catholic Safeguarding Advisory service and holds the rank as Major in the Territorial Army in the London regiment.
Christiane Sanderson is a counselling psychologist, consultant in domestic and sexual violence and Interpersonal abuse. She has many years clinical experience of working with survivors of child sexual abuse, domestic violence and interpersonal trauma and is a recognised trainer in the voluntary and statutory sectors, and psychotherapy training institutes. Christiane is author of many publications on abuse and has written One in Four’s most popular publications, The Warrior Within, The Spirit Within and Responding to survivors of child sexual abuse, a pocket guide for professionals, partners, families and friends.
Anne Marie Dean
Anne-Marie has been involved with One-in- Four for many years. Her background spans the NHS at executive level for over 30 years, the commercial sector and as a Chair of a Healthwatch. She is passionate about the strength of teamwork and brings the skill of critical thinking to the board. Her approach is to help communities, individuals and organisations to develop flexibility and adaptability in response to both crisis and opportunity.
Born of West Indian parents; Simon Cook has lived and worked in South East (London / Kent) within the health and social care arena for some 37 years managing in Acute; Primary Care commissioning and for the last 20-years within Mental Health. Keen to utilise his considerable management skills in the voluntary sector.
Enthusiastic, supportive as well as energetic Simon is developing the equality agenda within his current NHS Trust, leading the Black and Asian Minority Ethic (BAME) discussion ensuring equality is centric in everyday decision making
A Postgraduate (NHS Management Trainee) highly committed manager, investor and peoples coach Simon is keen to use and develop his skills and knowledge within the community(s) that he lives within and adores. Positively competitive, team player, visible, people-centred, diplomatic, always respecting the views of others.