Our people

The staff and volunteers who make our work possible.

Our people

The staff and volunteers who make our work possible.

Our people

Nacoa is a national charity based in Bristol supported by Members, and over 350 extraordinary volunteers who contribute their time and skills as helpline counsellors, fundraisers, researchers, speakers, updating the website, raising our profile on the digital platform, taking part in media opportunities and events and raising awareness. For more information about how volunteers contribute, see Volunteering.





Consultative Council


  • Dr Katy Lobley

Child and Vulnerable Adult Protection

  • Dr Clare Adams
  • Revd Katie Watson

Clinical Advice

  • Dr Peter V Taberner

Clinical Psychology and Family Therapy

  • John Friel
  • Jerry Moe

Fiscal Probity

  • Keith Hall

GP Liaison

  • Dr Jacqueline Chang


  • Dr James Galloway
  • Dr Jessica Munafo
  • Cassandra Ohlson


  • Alex Little
  • Valerie McGee

Press and Communications

  • Julia Goodwin
  • Virginia Ironside
  • Deidre Sanders


  • Professor Martin Callingham

You are not alone

Remember the Six "C"s

I didn’t cause it
I can’t control it
I can’t cure it
I can take care of myself
I can communicate my feelings
I can make healthy choices

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