Michael Sheath MASW


Michael worked for The Lucy Faithfull Foundation/Stop it Now! UK for twenty five years, after a ten year stint in the Probation Service where he worked in community and custodial settings.
During his tenure at LFF he worked as an Expert Witness in the Family Courts, providing risk assessments of both convicted and alleged perpetrators of sexual abuse, as well as their partners. He In addition, he was commissioned, by The Foreign Office, to undertake whole community risk assessments in a number of British Overseas Territories.

Michael developed a specific interest in the Internet as a criminogenic environment in the late 1990s, and has designed and delivered training to hundreds of police officers working in that environment, via Europol and Cepol, the European Agency for Law Enforcement Training. He has also delivered resilience training to police officers and civilians working in the online environment.
Michael is the author of a play, now a book, ‘Crossing the Line’, which deals with secondary harms arising from the possession of Child Sexual Abuse Material. He undertook training with ATSAC in 2014, and has a Professional Certificate in Sexual Addiction.

Former Chief Constable Simon Bailey (QPM, CBE)


Simon Bailey served as a police officer for 35 years, the last 8 as the Chief Constable of Norfolk and the National Policing Lead for Child Protection. Since retiring Simon has built a portfolio of responsibilities working in the child protection and safeguarding arena and continues through these appointments his passion for protecting the vulnerable.

He was awarded a CBE in the Diamond Jubilee Birthday Honours and serves as a Deputy Lieutenant in Norfolk. Simon has a Masters degree from Cambridge University and an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Bedford.

John Goss


John qualified as a Counsellor in 2015. Since Qualifying John has gained experience working for various charities and spent time in Local Government as a Councillor.
John runs a private counselling practice part time, seeing both individuals and couples.
As well as being on the StopSO Board, John supports several other charities as a Trustee/Director.
John also sits on the Committee of the Psychotherapy and Counselling Union

Sue Maxwell


Sue trained as a nurse in general and mental health. Alongside this I trained as a relationship and psychosexual psychotherapist in the 1980’s
I worked in the NHS for 30 years latterly as nurse manager in the community mental health service. More recently, Sue worked with Relationships Scotland as Joint Head of Network Services retiring in 2013.

For 23 years Sue is the director of a private practice offering psychotherapy to clients couples and families. She supervises private therapists, NHS therapists, Relationships Scotland therapists and other therapists working with sexual compulsivity and out of control sexual behaviours that breach the law.

Sue is a trustee on the board of ATSAC (The Association for the Treatment of Sexual Addiction & Compulsivity) and of Relationships Scotland.

Sue shares StopSO’s values and for 26 years has offered therapy to individuals who have been charged with a sexual offences and offered support to partners and their families who are affected by this.

Her hope is to ensure people seek help earlier and improve access to address the concerns that lead to offending behaviours and prevent harm to children and vulnerable people.

Senior Accredited Member and Supervisor of COSRT (College for Sex & Relationship Therapists)
Registered Therapist and Supervisor for STOPSO
Registered with UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy)
Qualified Member and Supervisor for ATSAC

Trudy Hannington

Trustee & Co-founder

Trudy Hannington is one of the founders of STOPSO and continues to be a trustee of the organisation. Trudy  is the Senior Psychosexual Therapist who leads a team of 4 psychosexual therapists at the Leger clinic in Doncaster.
Trudy has worked in sexual health for over 25 years and specialised as a psychosexual therapist in 2002 after training at the Porterbrook Clinic in Sheffield.
Senior Accredited Member and Supervisor of COSRT (College for Sex & Relationship Therapists)
Registered Therapist and Supervisor for STOPSO
Registered with UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy)
Member of ATSAC (The Association for the Treatment of Sexual Addiction & Compulsivity)

Glyn Hudson-Allez


Glyn has a BSc (Hons) and a PhD in Psychology from the University of Bristol, and an MSc in Applied Forensic Psychology from the University of Leicester.
In her clinical work, Glyn specialises in working with people with sexual diversity issues, internet addiction, and those who have been charged with a sexual offense and became an expert witness in court procedures.
Glyn is a Psychosexual Therapist on the College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists (COSRT) Supervisory Register, and works with individuals, couples and supervisees.
Glyn undertook her Cognitive Behavioural Training in California, but works with an integrative style using attachments and neuropsychology as an underpinning.  Glyn also has a diploma in Adult Education, and has lectured in the UK, Germany and Hong Kong.
Glyn has two Fellowships: from The Association of Counsellors & Psychotherapists in Primary Care (CPC), and The College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists (COSRT).

Antounette Philippides


Antounette previously worked as a Probation Officer for the National Probation Service in Birmingham for 30 years.
Antounette’s work centred on the assessment and management of high risk offenders, especially sex offenders both in the community and in prison.
Antounette trained as a psychotherapist and completed the training for STOP SO.
When Antounette became aware of how prolific sexual offending has become, and the devastation caused to victims and all concerned, Antounette decided to have a change of career and specialise in offering therapy to those committing these offences, and supporting those affected by their conduct.
For Antounette, the most important thing is prevention, as well as desistance through the interpersonal relationship within therapy. Antounette hopes to promote this to a wider audience.

Steve Johnson


Steve Johnson has been an Insurance Broker all of his working life.  For more than 30 years he has specialized in insuring Psychologists, Counsellors, Psychotherapists and other Psychological Professions.  For much of that time he has been in the front line helping and supporting those who are faced with a claim or a complaint and those who find themselves in a difficult situation which might, if not carefully managed, lead to a claim or complaint.
Steve previously sat on the BACP Professional Standards Committee.
Steve is currently Team Principal at Oxygen Professional Risks – Specialist insurance providers to the psychological professions.

Jeff Compton


Jeff has worked in “the people business” for 45 years, training as a psychiatric and general nurse, through social work dealing with vulnerable families, children and individuals and then as a probation officer, specialising in sex offenders and their families. He then qualified as a Relate therapist working in the NHS talking therapies and then onto private practise as an Integrative Therapist, notching up about 24,000 hours of counselling.

He has a passion for working with sex offenders and their families, a strong sense of justice, advocacy for the disadvantaged and a need to make a difference and a drive to promote the values of STOPSO.