Karen Keates BSc(Hons), Dip (MBABCP)
Founding Director & CEO - Learning Services
I am a Person Centred Counsellor and Cognitive Behavioural Therapist with particular insight into addiction, self-harm, and mental health difficulties. Alongside counselling young people and adults, I have many years’ experience both as a substance intervention worker and with supporting young people in residential care; all of whom struggled with complex familial, emotional and behavioural difficulties. Having overcome a long history of addiction, I have a unique perspective on service provision that brings added depth to my professional work...
Jenny Westwood PG Dip, Ba (Hons), HND (MBAPT)
Founding Director & CEO - Well-being & Community Services
I am a Play Therapist and early year’s specialist offering a person-centred and psycho-dynamic approach to counselling. Sometimes, it’s difficult to put words to how we feel and this approach helps people to explore their emotional world through creative means…by this I mean art, craft, drama, puppetry, sand tray/small world exploration…It is fascinating to explore the symbolism behind ‘play’ and I love it when clients begin to understand themselves better and make positive choices for themselves. Although my approach...
Grahame Robertson, Board Director – Grahame has over 20 years’ experience working within communications and marketing teams in the LGBT third sector. This has involved developing and producing campaigns both in terms of branding and written copy; working closely with the press and influencers; storyboarding and scripting campaign videos; and developing innovative social media content. He was also the Editor of outnorthwest magazine from 2000 - 2015, producing 121 issues. This also led to feature writing for publications such...
Gerard is a retired social worker having had a 29 year career in social work working with Adults, Children and Families, Child Protection and Disability services. Gerard helped develop Oldham’s innovative Early Help assessment tool and developed and managed the teams responsible for working alongside ‘troubled’ complex families. Gerard was also the founder chair of Healthy Gay Manchester and helped to develop innovative preventative sexual health initiatives.
Tanya Farrugia, Board Director – Tanya has a had a 27-year career in local government working across a wide range of preventative services at all levels from front line delivery to management. Experience includes Early Intervention and Early Help services, The Troubled Families Agenda, Children Centre’s, local Sure Start Projects, Domestic Violence, Honour Based Violence and Forced Marriage, Early Years, Quality and School Readiness, Additional needs and SEND, Adoption and Lifelong Permanence.
Michaela Wibberley, Board Director – Michaela is a Qualified Social Worker with a level 3 certificate in Person Centred Counselling. Michaela’s current role is as Social Prescriber and previous experience includes working as a residential childcare worker, substance intervention case worker and a Case Manager for the Youth Justice Service.
Tracy Jane Monday
Business Support, Integrative Therapist & Board Director
My role is to support the business side of IntraQuest, from accounts to procurement, as well as supporting the directors and therapists. I am also training as a counsellor with a view to expanding my role in the organisation in the future. I have worked in the administrative and financial field for most of my life. After spending some time out with my young child, and going through my own journey of personal growth, I have become passionate about self-development...
Senior Play & Filial Therapist
I am a Child-Centred Play Therapist with a passion for promoting the development of positive relationships and healing through the power of play. I have many years of experience working therapeutically with children with a range of social, emotional and mental health needs within mainstream and specialist educational settings across Greater Manchester. I believe whole heartedly in the importance of working together with parents, carers and professionals to understand the inner world of the child in order to bring...
I am a Child Centred Play & Filial Therapist, with a keen interest in early childhood development. Before training as a therapist I have worked for many years with children and families in education and nursery settings, which is where my passion for understanding family dynamics and relationships began. My training has encouraged me to become a reflective person, to be able to take a step back and to see the bigger picture. I hold strong beliefs that working...
More information on our wonderful Play & Filial Therapist coming soon
More Information coming soon on our fabulous Play & Filial Therapist
Hello there, my name is Louise or Lou. I am guessing you are reading this because you want to see if I may be the type of person you can trust with whatever is bringing you to seek counselling. Well firstly, well done in getting this far, I know it takes courage to do so. I really hope I can help. So, what can I tell you? I guess your not interested in my GCSE in Home Economics! Nor long...
Neil Lewis GDip, Assoc. CIPD
I am a personal development specialist, trainer and coach. I am an avid believer in the power of self-awareness and understanding. It’s impossible to know what we are trying to achieve without first having a clear sense of where we are now, and this is something that I have spent many years working through with individuals, leaders and organisations. I have worked in corporate learning and development teams for over 15 years, and have had the pleasure of supporting...
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At IntraQuest Community, we're always on the look out for great trainers, counsellors and therapists to join our team. We need powerful story tellers with great examples of overcoming adversity to help us inspire the people that we train and counsel. If you think you've got what it takes to be a part of a dynamic group of people who aim to make a difference every day, then please fill in the form below, and send a copy of...