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JUNE 24 - 26, 2021 / WORLDWIDE




SEGMENT 2: 10.30 - 11.00


Desire and Modes

with Ruth Holt and Mandy Walsh

· separateness and togetherness,

· responsibility and freedom  

· transparency and mystery

· having sex vs wanting sex 

· trust and risk taking

· play and anxiety

About the Presenters

Ruth Holt

A Certified Schema Therapist and Supervisor/Trainer in Individual Schema Therapy and is certified as an Advanced Schema Therapist for Couples. She is based in Canberra, Australia and works with individuals and couples with a range of presentations and conducts workshops and training in Schema Therapy, couples therapy, women's mental health and abuse in relationships. Ruth has presented at the Australian Psychological Society's Clinical College Conferences, run workshops throughout Australia and worked with The University of Canberra Psychology Clinic supervising and presenting for postgraduate students. She has been involved in editing the soon to be published Schema Therapy for Children and Adolescents.

Mandy Walsh

Mandy is a Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor at Talk in the Bay, a Counselling & Psychotherapy practice she co-founded in Cardiff in 2008.  Mandy’s passion is working with couples and relationships especially when one or both partners have suffered difficult or traumatic childhoods.  She is a Certified Advanced Therapist, Supervisor and Trainer for Individuals and provides workshops via Schema Therapy Wales. She is also a Certified Advanced Couples Schema Therapist. Mandy plays an active role in the Schema Couples work group and the ST-organisational development work group.

Alongside this she is currently developing a training time using concepts from the schema mode model to deliver to Human Resource teams to help them gain a better understanding of the mental health difficulties of employees working within their organisations.   

Mandy was born in Durban South Africa in 1956 where she spent the first half of her working career in the Financial Services Industry.

She moved to Cardiff, UK in 2001 with her husband Craig and has 3 adult children Brett, Greg and Lauren who all live in London.

She loves to spend time walking in the Welsh countryside and on the Island of Mallorca where she visits regularly.

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