Georgina Cardo

Training, background and qualifications;

Hello my name is Georgina. I am a convert to Islam of over 15 years now, alhamduillah. My love for psychotherapy has originated through my journey of faith, I have found it a great developmental companion as I navigate challenges along the spiritual path.  As well as my work as a therapist I am a Doctorate researcher looking at Integrative Islamic Psychotherapy. I also facilitate Barclays life skills workshops in schools and colleges for the Transformation Trust.

 As well as my therapy work, my husband and I form  part of a team that manages the Manchester Islamic & Cultural Centre (Masjid Salahadeen al Ayubi). My main role is  support for converts as well as Event and Education planning.

 Qualifications & Experience

Current: PhD Candidate researcher at Metanoia Institute and Middlesex University.

Islam 102 Certificate. CMA Marifah Foundation (Fiqh (Shafi) Seerah, Aqeedah, Quran)

Spiritual Training and Supervision. From 2010 I have been receiving Islamic Tarbiyah and guidance on the application of Tazkiyah with a Scholar who specialises in the practice.

Professional Training (level 7)  in Psychotherapy

  • 4 years Advanced Professional Training in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy UKATA BACP registered.
  • 2010-2017: South Manchester Centre of Psychotherapy (SMCP) Certificate in Psychotherapeutic practice
  • Governing Body Registration: UKATA and BACP Registered Psychotherapist and Member (MBACP) of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists . Also a member of the International Transactional Analysis Association ITAA


BSc Hons (1st Class) Counselling Studies with Therapeutic Pathways University of Salford 2011 – 2014

Couples counselling bridging training with TLC/Relate. (CPD)

Certificate of HE in Person Centred Counselling. University of Salford

Level 2 (ABC) in Counselling Skills. Stockport College.   2009-2010

Islamic Counselling Certificate Level 1 . Ihsaan. Proff R Skinner

Islamic 101 Certificate. CMA Marifah Foundation (Fiqh, Hadith, Seerah, Tafsir)

Work Experience:

Psychotherapist and Counsellor. (2013-ongoing)

Individual, couples, and group counselling.

Child and Young Persons Practitioner.

Tameside Oldham & Glossop MIND. Facilitator of early intervention strategies for positive mental health in schools with children aged 7-18 years.

Freelance Facilitator 

with The Transformation Trust in schools facilitating the  Barclays Life Skills workshops.

Group Counsellor 

reverts and converts to Islam group therapy sessions.

Voluntary Work

Regional Event Organiser

Islamic Courses and seminars.

Administrator and HR

Salahadeen Al Ayubi Community Centre (MICC) 2014 – present.