our team

OUR core team 


Carmel Mullan-Hartley
Chief Executive


Colette Hartley
Business and Safeguarding Manager


Mark DeFreitas


Sean Madden
Project Worker



Our counselling team

We also employ a team of counsellors, school counsellors and supervisors, plus have a team of volunteer counsellors.

  • All counsellors are recruited, selected and trained by Open Door.
  • All counsellors delivering the 12-25 year old counselling service and all of our schools counsellors are qualified to at least Diploma level/or equivalent.
  • All clinical staff are subject to safer recruitment procedures.
  • All clinical staff are subject to DBS clearance.
  • All Open Door staff undertake mandatory safeguarding training.

Board of Directors

John Parr, Chair Person
Carmel Mullan-Hartley, Chief Executive
Mark DeFreitas, Manager

Additional support

Professor Brian Thorne, Consultant
Professor Michael Carroll, Patron
Vaughan Barnacle, Accountant
Phil Jeremiah, Training Consultant
BVSC, Payroll Management