The Founding Directors

Tara Canick MBACP – Founding Director

Tara has worked in educational settings for over 20 years and has a wealth of experience in working with children and adolescents.

In 2014 Tara retrained as an arts counsellor at Tobias School of Art & Therapy and holds a Level 7 ( Master equivalent) in transpersonal arts counselling through City & Guilds.

As well as holding private practice for children and adults, Tara continues to work as a therapist for several schools and charitable organisations across Sussex.

Diane Lock MBACP- Founding Director

Diane is a fully qualified therapeutic arts counsellor with extensive experience in helping families and individuals resolve some of the challenges they face in life.

Graduating from Tobias School of Art & Therapy, Diane holds a Level 7 ( Master equivalent) in transpersonal arts counselling through City & Guilds.

Diane has also completed postgraduate training at Tavistock and Portman, in London in conjunction with the University of Essex, specialising in child, adolescent and family mental well being as well as systemic approaches to working with individuals, families and organisations.

Graham Knight, Director and Governance Lead.

Graham is an international healthcare management leader, educationalist, and entrepreneur.  He has directorships in an online education business and business consultancy.  He is also co-director of a mental health community interest company and trustee for an international eye health charity.

He has 20 years experience working as a leader in healthcare supporting NHS organisations and departments, independent healthcare business and charities to form and grow.  He is a member of The Association for the Study of Medical Education (ASME) and teaches medical management, leadership, and communication skills at his local medical school, and independently.  In the last 10 years Graham has delivered more than 500 medical management training programmes to medics in all specialties.

Graham began his career in healthcare providing marketing support to four private mental health facilities in the South East of England.  He also developed a new NHS waiting list initiative for primary care psychology services.