Professional Counselling Agency

Senior management team

Helen Marton

As from January 2021 Helen has taken over the role of Chief Executive at Focus after 5 years of being the Head of Counselling. Helen is a trained counsellor, supervisor and works with adults, children, young people, couples and families.

Helen originally trained in Theology, then Musical Theatre before moving into working as a person-centred therapist and supervisor on a full time basis. Alongside Helen’s CEO role, she has a thriving private practice and is a supervisor for Cruse Bereavement Care UK and volunteers for Marriage Care.


Jayne Burgess

Jayne joined the Focus team in February 2018. She is the Office Manager and Company Secretary and deals with the day to day running of the agency and the finances. Outside of work Jayne enjoys keeping fit, gardening and socialising with family and friends.

Lucia Chadwick

Lucia is our Practice Manager and counsellor at Focus Frome.  She joined in September 2017 and has a BACP approved post graduate Diploma in Counselling from Network in Bristol. Her integrative, person centred approach to counselling seeks to work with each of her clients at relational depth. She strongly believes in the positive nature of humanity, and that we all deserve respect no matter which direction we choose to live our life or which values we choose to live by. 

Lucia originally trained in Public Relations and Internal Communications before moving into the charity sector to help set up, develop and manage Frome Active & In Touch, which seeks to combat loneliness & isolation.  Lucia is available to work with clients aged 17 and older.