The Hub

Director & Consultant Clinical Lead

Dr. Neil J. Kitchiner is responsible for the day to day running of the Veterans' NHS Wales, including service supervision and facilitating training of the veterans’ therapists (VTs).  Neil is also responsible for the Cardiff and Vale UHB veterans’ hub, including assessment, signposting, offering brief psychological therapy, and follow-up appointments. Neil served as a Captain in the Army Reserve at 203 (Welsh) Field Hospital, Army Reserve Centre, Cardiff between 2011-2014.  He deployed to Afghanisatn Oct 13 - Jan 14 as part of the Tri-service Field Mental Health Team, OP HERRICK 19A.

Veteran Therapists

Clare Crole-Rees started working at Veterans' NHS Wales in August 2013 working one session per week on the 3MDR research study.  Clare is a HCPC Registered Counselling Psychologist and BABCP Accredited CBT therapist.  She completed her training in Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy in 2014. Clare developed a special interest in Trauma whilst working for the Centre for Anxiety Disorders and Trauma at the Maudsley Hospital in London before joining Veterans' NHS Wales. Currently seconded to C&V Traumatic Stress Service. She provides evidence-based psychological treatment for Veterans with PTSD and a range of other difficulties. These therapies include EMDR and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT). Clare has a special interest in working with clients who present with Complex PTSD reactions and also provide Couples CPT for Veterans and their Partners. 

Rachel Vanstone started working at Veterans' NHS Wales, March 2017 and now works 3 days per week.  Rachel is a HCPC Registered Occupational Therapist and CBT therapist.

Jo Delahay started working at Veterans' NHS Wales, in 2015 and now works one session per week.  Jo is a Registered Mental Health Nurse and BABCP Accredited CBT therapist. 


Consultant Psychiatrist

Dr David Seeley provides one session per month (4 hrs) for second opinions, medication reviews with follow-up.


Veterans' Hub Secretary

Amy O'Sullivan started with VNHSW in April 2018.  As the Hub Secretary, Amy is responsible for both the administration of the Cardiff and Vale branch of the service and liaising with the other adiministrators across Wales. Amy is the first point of contact for the service and she is able to provide information to both veterans and other agencies. Amy manages the online referrals, as well as referrals by post, e-mail and phone and she is able to direct them to the appropriate branch of the service.


Veterans Therapists

Abertawe Bro Morgannwg UHB - Veteran Therapits: Maggie Boyle (part-time - 3 days​)​,​ Victoria Williams (​part​-time​ - 4 days​)​, Oxana Jones (full-time) and Rebecca Antwhistle (part-time - 2 days). Administrator: Vacant (part-time - 3 days).​

Aneurin Bevan UHB - Veteran Therapists: Vanessa Bailey ​(full-time), Max Bermanski (part-time​ - 2.5 days​)​ and Mike Mo (part-time - 3 days). Administrator: Kay Rees (part-time - 3 days).​

Betsi Cadwaladr UHB - Veteran Therapists: Mark Birkill (full-time) , Karen Hawkings (part-time​ - 4 days​)​ and Amanda Jackson (part-time - 4 days). Administrator: Hayley Jess (part-time - 3 days).​

Cardiff ​and​ Vale UHB - Veteran Therapists: Neil Kitchiner (full-time)​, Rachel Vanstone, (part-time - 4 day), Jo Delahay (part-time - one session)​ and Clare Crole-Rees (part-time 3 days. Currently seconded to C&V Traumatic Stress Service). Veterans' Hub Secretary: Amy O'Sullivan. Assistant Psychologist: Amber Chaloner.

Cwm Taf LHB - Veteran Therapists: Will Watkins (full-time)​, Julie Devlin (part-time - 1 day) and Maggie Boyle (part-time - 1 day). Administrator: Maria Moruzzi (part-time - 3 days).​

Hywel Dda UHB - Veteran Therapists: Julie Campion (full-time) and Claire Young (part-time - 2 day). Administrator: Vacant (part-time - 3 days).​