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Trustees & Patrons

Peter Binns

Peter Binns Trustee - Chair

Peter Binns is currently Chairman of Trustees, having been a member of the board since November 2012. His background is as an organisational development consultant, including a period as a director of Bath Consultancy Group. During that time he worked with many public and private organisations internationally and in UK, helping them and their staff at both a strategic and at an emotional level. Before that he was an academic, researching and teaching Philosophy - mainly at the University of Warwick - before becoming part of Warwick Business School. He lives in Devon, has five children and an expanding cohort of grandchildren.

Judy Ryde

Judy Ryde Trustee

Judy Ryde is a UKCP accredited psychotherapist and works as a psychotherapist, supervisor and trainer and is a co-founder of BCPC where she has taught on all stages over a twenty year period. She has been Chair of the Psychotherapy and Counselling Service, a member of the Standards and Ethics committee and has previously sat on the Training Committee. She teaches supervision through The Centre for Supervision and Team Development (CSTD) and directs and supervisors the Trauma Foundation South West which provides counselling and psychotherapy for refugees and asylum seekers in Bristol ( She has completed doctoral research into ‘whiteness’ within psychotherapy and psychotherapy organizations at The University of Bath and her book Being White in the Helping Professions was published in 2009.

Alison Taylor

Alison Taylor Trustee

Ali has nearly 30 years’ experience in higher education, the last five years as University Librarian (2000 – 2002), and then Assistant Vice –Chancellor (2002 -2005), and experience of running her own company (2005-2008).  For eight years she was a manager in the not for profit sector for two small charities, the Bath Institute for Rheumatic Diseases (BIRD) and the Bath GP Research & Education Trust (BGPERT), both of which seek to improve treatments for patients, directly and indirectly.  

Ali believes strongly in giving back to the community in which one lives and/or works which has led her to being a Parish Councillor, and a member of the village hall management committee.  

Jon Carter

Jon Carter Trustee

Jon has been a Trustee for over 5 years at BCPC and has over 20 years Board experience on a range of businesses in many different sectors.  This has included quoted PLCs, private equity backed and privately owned businesses in the services, manufacturing and engineering sectors.  Jon currently runs two manufacturing businesses and sits on the Board of a local rugby club.  Jon brings a business perspective to the Board and has enjoyed seeing the Charity go through a period of expansion and relocation to new premises.