Rory Cahill (MSc. MBACP)
Founder and Lead Trainer
Rory is a qualified psychotherapist, lecturer and trainer, who has a wealth of experience delivering evidence based, wellbeing workshops across businesses, schools, universities and within the NHS.
Rory has a passion for teaching various therapeutic approaches, most notably Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT) and has experience of collaborating on research projects with CFT founder Professor Paul Gilbert.
Rory enjoys engaging with audiences from various fields, including those who have negative perceptions of mental health/wellbeing training and enjoys offering a contrast from what they may typically expect.
Karen Coles (MSc. MBACP)
Senior Trainer and Psychotherapist
Karen is a passionate psychotherapist and supervisor who has a track record of providing quality support and therapy to young people, families and adults for over 35 years.
Karen has worked across a range of educational settings, including mainstream schools, SEMH (Social, Emotional and Mental Health) settings and universities. She is equally as passionate about working one-to-one with clients as she is in delivering engaging training sessions to staff and employees.
Ezikiel Knowles (Qualified Family Support Worker)
Educator, Youth Mentor
Ez has developed an outstanding reputation for working with at-risk youth across the Midlands (UK) for the last 25 years.
He has helped to support hundreds of young people and families who have previously been involved in gangs and experienced various ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences).
Ez is a powerful orator who has embraced the ideas and practices of therapeutic modalities like CFT and finds his purpose in helping to empower young men to improve their lives.
Natasha Rae-Dean (MSc. MBACP)
Counsellor, Supervisor and Trainer
Natasha has a long-standing passion for working in the field of mental health and wellbeing. She is a fully qualified counsellor and lecturer who continues to teach on the degree courses at the University of Warwick.
Natasha always places the therapeutic relationship at the heart of her practice, whether providing one-to-one counselling, clinical supervision or training.
Judy Marshall-Watkin (MSc. MBACP)
Psychotherapist and Trainer
Judy is an experienced counsellor and psychotherapist who has worked across primary and secondary schools, adult community settings and through a well-established private practice.
Judy is passionate about helping individuals and teams develop their understanding about the importance of diversity and inclusion. She loves helping people develop more effective ways of communication which leads to more positive relationships in our personal and professional lives.
Wellbeing Coach Equality & Diversity Trainer
Lildonia is a wellbeing coach and equality & diversity trainer. She has worked in the field since 2009 and is passionate about all thing’s wellbeing and diversity! Her specialist areas are BIPOC wellbeing, workplace wellbeing and anti-racism. Her work is a mixture of 1-1 coaching, training, and consultancy.
Lildonia believes that everyone should have access to high-quality health and wellbeing provision especially those who may be socially excluded or marginalised. Her mission is to provide inclusive and accessible sessions that inspire, educate and equip people with the tools for long-lasting health in body, mind, and soul.
Shaquira Lue (MA)
Presenter, Mental Health Advocate & Workshop Facilitator
Shaquira specialises in communication and expression using her first-hand experience as an immigrant to explore the theme of ‘belonging’ in a complex world.
Shaq has a degree in Theatre and Performance studies, looking at the ways we perform and behave in every-day life. She is a passionate, engaging and brilliant speaker and workshop facilitator who is able to engage diverse audiences from schoolchildren to CEOs. Shaq is now an ambassador for the Saldo wellbeing workshops and online course and has become a key part of the team.
Shaquira has already had an amazing career and is a true advocate for helping people find ways to prioritise their own mental health and wellbeing. Although Shaq can now frequently be found on a surfboard in Cornwall, she finds the time to facilitate workshops across the UK – both face to face and online - and consistently receives amazing feedback for her work.