Our Trustees

Our Trustees

Linda Edwards

Cert Ed, MA(Oxon), M.Ed, Dip IIP Adlerian Counselling, Certificate CBT, MBACP accred.

Linda has over 35 years teaching experience in Secondary Schools and in Higher Education.  She  was Lecturer in Religious Education ( 1986-1998) at King’s College, London where she directed  a PGCE and MA study.    During this time she authored several books, including her most enduring publication, “A Beginner’s Guide to Ideas” (1991) which has been translated into 18 different languages and “A Brief Guide to Beliefs (2001) ideas theologies, mysteries and movements” Linda was first attracted to the work of Alfred Adler in 1989 by the late Helen Anderson. At present  Linda  counsels in private practice, supervises and trains in Adlerian Psychology and  is part of the  busy admin team at the Adlerian  Counselling Centre in Narberth.  She is also an ordained Baptist Minister and has a life- long interest in world religions and philosophy. Her interests include creative writing, avid political reading,  Manchester United Football Team, the music of Bob Dylan and Mark Knopfler and a small but select cellar of vintage wine which is shared with good friends throughout the year.

Martyn Williams

BA(Hons),PGCE, FCollP, Dip IIP, Cert Adlerian Training

Martyn spent over 30 years in education as a teacher, manager and schools inspector before accepting the chair of the Adlerian Society of Wales. A growing interest in psychology led him to train as a psychotherapist.  He is a tutor on the Society’s Introductory courses, a volunteer supporter and supervisor with Cruse Bereavement Care, and a counsellor in private practice. He undertakes occasional education consultancy work in England, Wales and the Channel Islands and is commonly occupied with land-based activities on his own farm and elsewhere. He is a Life Governor of the Royal Welsh Agricultural Society, a trustee of Coppicewood College, the school of woodland management in West Wales, and a working horseman, a full member of British Horse Loggers. He finds the woodland environment and interaction with horses make beneficial contributions to well-being. Martyn is trained in  equine-assisted psychotherapy and learning, about which he has written, lectured and broadcast. An active Christian, he is secretary of Narberth Baptist Fellowship.

Stephen Allsopp

BSc (Hons), MBACP, Cert. Adlerian Training

Stephen retrained as a counsellor following a 25 year career in the IT industry, where he made a specialism of user training and support, Following the completion of his training, Stephen joined the Schools Counselling Service in Pembrokeshire, where he worked for six years, particularly with young people excluded from mainstream school, and those in social care, as well as operating as schools counsellor for Ysgol Dewi Sant, in St. Davids. In addition to this work, Stephen counsels within a GP practice, and runs Applied Zetetics, a boutique training and IT consultancy. For recreation, Stephen sings in a number of vocal groups, and plays viola in orchestras and blues bands. He is also interested in fixing things, cooking, and existential philosophy.

Roddy Campbell

Roddy spent over 40 years in Office Administration across diverse areas: Heavy Industry, Royal Navy, HM Coastguard, Science Museum London, Civil Service also ten years chauffeuring in Thames Valley and latterly Pembrokeshire College.  Fourteen years at the College comprised of five years as Senior Warden of the Halls of Residence (five blocks of flats in Haverfordwest), followed by nine years specialising in the Department for Education and Skills Work Based Learning Contract providing funding for Apprenticeships and Youth Programmes.  Since retirement in April 2013 has continued to be a Voluntary Warden with Pembrokeshire Coast National Park in the North of the County also a Volunteer and Secretary at Coppicewood College a small charity in Cilgerran providing training in traditional Woodland Management Skills.  He also spends one day a week as the volunteer gardener at the Paul Sartori Foundation shop walled garden (overgrown) in Haverfordwest.

Alexander Marsden

 MA, Dip ASIIP, Cert Adlerian systemic Family counselling, MBACP
Alex works with a wide range of techniques and approaches, tailored to each clients specific and individual needs.  Whilst Adlerian counselling is Alex’s area of expertise, he integrates this with general, personal counselling for a wide range of situations and issues. Special interests include: Family counselling, Anger management, Spirituality, mindfulness practice, gender/sexuality and relationships.

Carl Povey

Hi, my name is Carl Povey and I own a local Joinery Firm called Bugols Of Narberth. I have been a Joiner/Cabinet maker for 30 years. I have just completed the Introduction to Counseling with the Adlerian Society, and thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
My interests include spending time in nature with the family (and 4 dogs) and flyfishing

Nerys Hoskins

Nerys has worked within the Civil Service for 16 years and during that time has

worked in a variety of roles ranging from Office Administrator, Team Leader, Information Technology Manager through to All Wales Staff Development trainer.

She recently returned to the Adlerian Society of Wales having kept a connection since her initial study on the Introduction Course 10 years previous. She is currently undergoing the final year of her Diploma in Adlerian Psychology and has been undertaking a volunteer placement with New Pathways specialising in Rape and Sexual Abuse clients and hopes to pursue this area, in her future counselling, via private practice.

Alongside her volunteering she also works for New Pathways as an Out of Hours Crisis Worker – a support role for victims attending Sexual Assault Referral Centres for forensic medical examinations and Police Interviews.

Nerys has recently become a new recruit onto the teaching team within the Adlerian Society of Wales and hopes to help the Society branch out their training into Carmarthenshire and Swansea.

Hayley Vallance

I was a dental nurse followed by practice manager for many years before changing to my current employment which is in the hospitality industry. I love meeting people and dealing with the public on a daily basis. The introductory course for Adlerian counselling blew me away so I am currently working on the certificate course at the centre and hope to continue with the diploma. I have worked for Sands (stillbirth and neonatal death society) on a voluntary basis for a few years and run the local support group which is based in Narberth. I am a black belt kick boxer and love most sports, I love spending time with my family and friends, the Adlerian Psychology I’m learning has been so valuable to everyday life. I hope to one day turn these skills into practice.