CCIWBS (Camden City Islington & Westminster Bereavement Service) is a charity.


CCIWBS is a member of BACP British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists

It was founded in 1969 for the purpose of supporting adults who are suffering from a bereavement by offering grief counselling


Staff & Counsellors

Over 50 Counsellors work with our clients. All give their time at no cost.


Costs of running CCIWBS are managed with care. The charity pays for a full time equivalent of 3 staff.

The paid roles include:

  • Clinical management of counselling 

  • Developing the charity’s work, including raising funds

  • Administration of counselling

Some 600 clients receive counselling through the year and this requires attentive administration.




CCIWBS has a management board of Trustees who are responsible for running the charity. We have appointed a Director, Vybra Morris, and delegate day to day management responsibility to her.


CCIWBS has a strong team of Trustees, who bring a wide range of relevant expertise to the group. Two trustees have served for over 20 years; three for under five years and the remainder for something in between.

We meet as Trustees at least six times each year. None of us receive remuneration from CCIWBS. Trustees’ responsibilities are set out in law.

CCIWBS Trustees


Bernard Heymann
Appointed 1998
Chartered Accountant

Colin Dingwall OBE   
Appointed 2008 Deputy Chair
Civil Servant

Felicia Olney
Appointed  2014

Helen Palin
Appointed  2010
CCIWBS Counsellor

Laura Noel
Appointed 2008 Chair 
NHS Management CCIWBS Counsellor

Maria Brosnan
Appointed  2019 Technology & Education

Sally Rigg
Appointed  2019 Compliance Financial Services

Victoria Woolfson
Appointed  2011 Treasurer
Chartered Accountant CCIWBS Counsellor

Mark White

AdDip, MA, UKCP (Accred)



Vybra Morris
Psychol BA Hons, MSc, Dip Integ,
Supervisor CEO since 2015

Volunteer Trustees 

We welcome applications from people with community or professional expertise who wish to support the work  of CCIWBS.


For further information or to arrange an informal discussion about becoming a trustee, send a short e-mail summarising your skills along with a CV to Laura Noel, Chair of Trustees.



CCIWBS has two contracts with NHS authorities, Camden and Islington Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs). These NHS authorities fund a number of counselling sessions with CCIWBS. They are for people who are registered with a GP in Camden or Islington.


Counselling support for people who are not eligible under those CCGs is provided by the charity’s own funds. These funds are donated by charitable organisations and private individuals together with the charity’s own fund raising activities.

Michael and Helen Palin have supported the charity for 30 years and continue to do so.

The Jill Franklin Trust provided generous support to the charity for over 20 years.
We are grateful to Norman Franklin and to his family for their long-term support.



Legal & Regulation

Statutory accounts are produced each year, and these are subject to a formal Independent examination by Andy Nash Accounting & Consultancy, part of the ICAEW practice assurance scheme.

We file records with both Companies House and the Charities Commission. All filings are up to date. They can be easily viewed online via the Companies House website or the Charities Commission website.


Annual Report

Accounts filed with Companies House are available here

Accounts filed with the Charities Commission are available here





Phone: 020 7284 0090

Registered Charity No. 1071144

Company Limited by Guarantee

No. 3533488