Meet the CAPE Team
Penny Kiernan – Deputy Director
What do you enjoy about working at CAPE? The endless variety and stimulation of the job. Connecting with people in a variety of different ways. Helping people to become more independent and have a sense of self, raise their self-esteem and have hope about their future. The infectious optimism and energy of the place.
Doctorate in Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy (due to graduate in 2018 – The Metanoia Institute)
MSc Forensic Psychology (London Metropolitan University)
Graduate Degree Conversion Diploma in Psychology (University of London) Diploma in Applied Psychology (Birkbeck University)
MA Social Sciences (Edinburgh University)
Daniel Honisett – Project/Outreach Worker
What do you enjoy about working at CAPE? I enjoy engaging with the clients, be it running groups or on a one to one basis. There is constant variety and seeing the hard-to-engage clients respond positively to staff and build connections with other members is rewarding. I enjoy being able to work holistically with clients out in the community, helping raise self-confidence and hopefully empowering them to realise their potential.
BA Honours in Counselling and Psychotherapy (Middlesex University)
Diploma in Person Centred Counselling
Certificate in Counselling Skills
Shelagh Simpon – Catering and Training Coordinator
What do you like about working at CAPE? No two days are the same. When a volunteer comes in the kitchen for the first time and they make a cake or helps prepare lunch, or generally works in the kitchen and they get a compliment from a client or member of staff, their face lights up and they feel so good. You cannot get a better feeling from my job than that.
City Guilds 1 & 2. I have worked in the catering field for 38 years.
Mark Nethersole – IT Co-ordinator
What do you enjoy about working at CAPE? Variety.
Full Technical Certificate (Electronic Engineering). Radio, TV and Telecomunications. Computers A/B.
Jess Leitch– Project/Outreach Worker
When did you start with CAPE? I began volunteering with CAPE in January 2016, I then stepped into the fulltime role in September 2016.
What do you enjoy about working at CAPE? We work hard to offer people a safe space and I really value being able to share in life experience, knowledge and compassion with the people that come to CAPE. Everyone has a story and something to give if they are only given the opportunity and that’s what we are about – empowerment and encouragement. Cape is a space for all of us to grow together and learn from each other. It’s so incredible to see people setting goals, getting out of their comfort zone and achieving things they never thought possible.