Georgina Cardo


Hello my name is Georgina. I am a convert to Islam of over 13 years now, alhamduillah. I am a mother of four children and married to an Imam . Together we a part of a team that  support the Muslim community and attendees to the Manchester Islamic & Cultural Centre (aka Masjid Salahadeen al Ayubi). I am professionally trained in the counselling theories of Transactional Analysis, Person Centred Counselling and offer an Intergrative approach to counselling with an Islamic ethos.

I have experience treating depression, low mood, relationship issues, family tensions, life choices, stress and a range of low level mental health conditions. Currently I am involved in a team which organises Islamic talks and courses on topics relating to Islamic self development and I run a support group for converts/reverts to Islam.

Psychotherapy provides a neutral space where you can be comfortable expressing yourself and your needs, whilst being private and non-judgmental. Together we will explore what you want to resolve whilst endeavouring towards Taqwa (God consciousness) .

 Qualifications & Experience

Current: PhD Candidiate researcher at Metanoia Institute and Middlesex University. Research Topic : A phenomenological enquiry into the psychological experiences of female converts to Islam.

Professional Training (level 7) Certificate in Psychotherapeutic Counselling 

  • 4 years Advanced Professional Training in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy.
  • 2010-2017: South Manchester Centre of Psychotherapy (SMCP).
  • Governing Body Registration: 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
Modules Studied and Passed:

  • Research Methods 1
  • Social Policy
  • Person Centred Counselling
  • Counselling and Communication Skills
  • Mindfulness Practice
  • Therapeutic Approaches
  • Health Psychology
  • Counselling skills 1
  • History and Application of Relaxation Techniques
  • Further Research methods
  • Intermediate Counselling Skills 2
  • Sociology and Health and Illness
  • Bereavement & Loss
  • Expressive Therapies
  • CBT Skills
  • Counselling and Mental Health
  • Dissertation Counselling and Psychotherapy

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

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.

Couples counsellor

Talk Listen Change (formerly  Relate) Stockport and Trafford.

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.


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