Georgina Cardo

Training, background and qualifications;

Hello my name is Georgina. I am a convert to Islam of over 14 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 counselling and support for converts as well as Event and Education planning.

 Qualifications & Experience

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

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

Islamic Counselling Introduction. Ihsaan.

Islamic 101 Certificate. CMA Marifa Foundation

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.