Our Team

IntraQuest Community was born out of both a passion to support others in their journey of self-discovery, and in response to personal challenges. We believe that we learn best when we learn first for ourselves before applying to others. It's all about going on an 'internal journey' - that's what 'Intra-Quest' stands for!
  • “Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.”
    C.G. Jung

Karen Keates BSc(Hons), Dip (MBABCP)

Founding Director - 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 - 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...

Tracy Jane Monday

Business Support & Integrative Therapist
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...

Kate Jackson

Play 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...

Coming Soon! Viki Clapham

Play Therapist
Viki is one of our amazing Play Therapists! Stay tuned to find out more!

Coming Soon! Helen Lewin

School-based Therapist

Louise Mostyn-Mortimer

Associate 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...

Claire Baits

Associate Therapist
I am an Accredited Play Therapist that has worked as a play therapist with Women’s Aid, Barnardos within a CAMHS team, local authority and in private practice since 2014. I'm also trained in Filial Therapy, helping to support to families create stronger relationships. My background is in supporting children, young people and families spanning 26 years in a variety of roles in the private, public and voluntary sectors. My journey has taken me to Cyprus and Zimbabwe, spending 16 years...

Neil Lewis GDip, Assoc. CIPD

Consultant & Facilitator
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...

Join our team!

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...