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Mandy Walsh, PhD (United Kingdom)



Mandy Walsh is a Certified Advanced Schema Trainer/Supervisor /Therapist for both Individuals and Couples.

She provides training and supervision for certification as well as stand-alone CPD workshops via her two ISST-approved training centers: 

  • Schema Therapy Wales (for Individuals) and

  • Schema Therapy for Couples UK

Mandy co-founded Talk in the Bay in 2008, where she is the principal director.  Talk in the Bay is a well-established therapeutic practice in Cardiff, UK, and provides therapies, supervision, and training both locally as well as online to global clients.

Mandy works in partnership with assisting small, medium, and large organizations with their well-being strategies to help improve the emotional health of their workforce. This is done via training, supervision, as well as short and longer-term therapy models for employees. It is often the schemas, modes, and unhealthy coping patterns that prevent employees from thriving in their work environment.  Prior to becoming a psychotherapist, Mandy worked for 19 years in an Investment Bank where she established and managed a regional team, this experience has proved to be invaluable when working with corporate clients.

Mandy discovered Schema Therapy, after qualifying with a CBT Masters Degree and working at an agency for survivors of rape and childhood sexual abuse.  She realized many of the clients she was working with were not responding to the change she was trying to help them make. After attending a Jeffrey Young workshop in London, she realized schema therapy would make a difference to her practice and has successfully introduced this into all her therapy sessions.

Mandy’s passion is to work with couples and individuals who are struggling in their relationships, specifically where one or both partners have experienced childhood trauma or have unmet emotional needs  Mandy is passionate about providing supervision and sharing her knowledge of schema therapy with others.

Mandy supports her community via Affordable Talk, a CIC (nonprofit) where she serves as a director and member.  Affordable Talk provides funded and low-fee therapies to those unable to afford standard therapy or counseling and specifically in the Cardiff Bay wider community. 

Mandy is an active committee member for both the Schema Therapy for Couples Group and the Schema Therapy Group for Organisational Development.

In striving to be in Healthy Adult as well as happy child mode, Mandy spends time outdoors where she can swim, walk and jog. She enjoys this most when connecting with the sea and sun on the island of Mallorca. When back home in Cardiff, Mandy enjoys spending time walking in the beautiful Welsh countryside. But above all Mandy values family time and is most content when she has her family around her. 

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