About Us

Cedars Therapy Institute is built on a vast range of experience and expertise in the world of therapy and of therapist and counsellor training.

Our mission is to provide the highest quality training for counsellors, psychotherapists and allied professionals in a safe and encouraging environment. Our aim is that our students will be confident in their knowledge and ability to work with clients as a result of our training.

 

Stephanie Palin MA BSc(hons) PGDipPST Dip Cyber counselling Dip Pastoral Care and Guidance FIfL

Course Director – Diploma in Sex Addiction

Course Director — Diploma in Psychosexual Therapy

Stephanie has worked as a Relationship Counsellor and Psychosexual Therapist for 30 years,and, over the last 25 years, has trained thousands of people to work as both face to face and as online counsellors & therapists. She currently lectures in Psychosexual Therapy  at Masters level with trained counsellors who are extending & developing their skills. She has also worked as an online  Sex and Relationship Expert on the Pfizer sponsored ‘ManMOT’ website, and currently works as an online Consultant to Relate.

 

As a Therapist and Supervisor, Stephanie works with Relate (The UK’s largest provider of relationship therapy), for the NHS for 15 years, and also in Private Practice.

Stephanie is also an experienced EMDR Therapist, specializing in using EMDR to work with trauma and addiction.

 

Anna Palin-Swift MSc BSc (dual hons) PGDip Relationship Therapy Dip Sex Addiction

Course Director – Working with Couples

Course Tutor -Diploma in Sex Addiction

After graduating from Keele University with a dual honours degree in Psychology and English , Anna moved to the University of Chester where she gained an MSc, researching into the reasons why young people may not access therapy and whether online counselling presents less of a barrier to this age group. She has a particular enthusiasm for working with young people and for online services. Anna is a member of the British Psychological Society.

She is currently working with couple relationships in Private Practice and online for Relate.

Anna also works in private practice,working with Couples and Individuals and has a special interest and expertise in working with sex and porn addiction.

 

One of the UK's most experienced trainers of therapists, who has worked with Addicts and their partners for over 15 years, and now passes on her knowledge and experience in training, supervision and therapy

Principal Director

I have worked as a Relationship Counsellor and Psychosexual Therapist for 33 years, and, over the last 27 years, have trained literally thousands of people to work as both face to face and as online counsellors & therapists. I recently lectured on a University of Hull accredited course in Doncaster and Edinburgh, working at Masters level with trained counsellors who are extending & developing their skills. I have also worked as an online Sex and Relationship Expert on the Pfizer sponsored ‘ManMOT’ website, and I currently work as an online Consultant to Relate.

Over the years I have contributed to numerous media articles and appeared on National TV and radio as a sex and Relationship Expert.

As a Therapist and Supervisor, I have worked with Relate (The UK’s largest provider of relationship therapy), for the NHS for 15 years, and also in Private Practice.

In the NHS, I trained and worked with a variety of addictions and this experience led to my interest in working with people with sex addiction. In this field I have been able to combine my expertise in working with addictions and in working with sexual problems.  I have worked with sex addiction in my private practice for almost ten years, and also supervise therapists working with sex addicted clients. I work therapeutically both face to face and online .

I am also an experienced EMDR Therapist, specializing in using EMDR to work with sex addiction related to trauma.

In addition I have worked for over 16 years with the Welfare services of the Army, Marines and RAF and so have also developed insights into the problems that couples and families have when faced with living as “ex-pats” and living with frequent work-enforced separation, including the development of sex addiction, mainly associated with online activities.

When the Institute for Learning was launched, I was awarded Fellowship status in recognition of “ Outstanding Contribution to Higher Education”.

I am delighted to be offering this established accredited course in Working with Sex Addiction, which will focus on working with individuals and couples, and to be able to pass on my knowledge and experience through this training course.

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