A former Rydal Penrhos pupil has been confirmed as the special guest at one of the most prominent dates in the calendar.
Dr Victoria Galbraith will address the audience as the keynote speaker at the school’s annual Year 11-13 Speech Day event, which will take place on Saturday, May 25 in the Memorial Hall.
She is a psychologist, writer, trainer, editor, author, researcher and mindfulness facilitator/teacher who has enjoyed a hugely successful professional career to date.
Dr Galbraith has a private independent practice providing psychological therapy, coaching psychology and consultancy; and is also Registrar for the BPS Qualification in Counselling Psychology, in addition to formerly holding the position of Programme Director and Senior Lecturer for the Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology at the University of Wolverhampton.
She holds a Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy and is a mindfulness teacher, having trained with Breathworks (Mindfulness for Health and Stress) and Bangor University's Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) at the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice (CMRP).
As well as working psychotherapeutically with adults and children, Dr Galbraith works with a range of organisations in various capacities, from assessing psychological wellness in individuals involved in high-risk/high-stress positions to reviewing psychological wellbeing provision within corporate businesses to research with household brands.
She is involved in the work of the British Psychological Society's (BPS) Division of Counselling Psychology and, until recently, served the BPS Training Committee for Counselling Psychology.
Dr Galbraith’s therapeutic work includes providing psychological therapy for difficulties such as anxiety disorders (including panic, OCD), depression, eating disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD); the effects of childhood sexual abuse; relationship breakdown; domestic violence; and self-esteem issues.