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.