Our Team

IntraQuest was inspired by personal challenge, renewed hope and transformation. With this, we wholeheartedly believe happiness and fulfilment is available for everyone, regardless of what life has shown them so far!” JEN & KAREN

Karen Keates

BSc (Hons), Dip (MBABCP)

Founding Director & CEO (Learning Services)

Hi there, thanks for taking an interest in our business and in me personally!

I’m a Cognitive Behaviour Therapist, Life Coach and Trainer and I’m also the Co-Founder of IntraQuest and Director of Learning Services.

My favourite things in life are (in no particular order) good coffee, free time, quad biking, yoga (I’m a teacher of it), duvet days with box sets and animals – specifically my own menagerie of pets.

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Jen Westwood

PG DIP, BA (HONS), HND (MBAPT)

Founding Director and CEO (Well-being & Community Services)

I am a Play Therapist and early year’s specialist offering a person-centred and psycho-dynamic approach to counselling. Sometimes, it’s difficult to put words to how we feel and this approach helps people to explore their emotional world through creative means … by this I mean art, craft, drama, puppetry, sand tray/small world exploration…It is fascinating to explore the symbolism behind ‘play’ and I love it when clients begin to understand themselves better and make positive choices for themselves.

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Kate Jackson

B.Sc (Hons), M.Sc, PGDip,

BAPT Registered Play Therapist ®, Filial Therapist, Certified AutPlay Therapy Provider and Clinical Supervisor

I’m a Play Therapist and Clinical Supervisor with many years of experience using play and creative arts to help children and young people overcome challenges. My own experiences of accessing therapy have taught me the importance of feeling truly seen, heard, acknowledged and valued in order for change and growth to occur. This is at the heart of what I aim to provide for those I support.

 

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James Cadieux

Play and Filial Therapist

Hi! I’m James,
I’m a Play and Filial therapist here at IntraQuest.

A bit more about me – My partner and I had our first child towards the end of 2019. Since then, I’ve been very privileged to watch our new little human grow and develop; I have loved every minute of it (yes, even the 2am wake ups). Being a dad leaves little time for much else but I always make space for some sort of mindfulness. This takes many forms for me. I enjoy spending time doing more conventional mindfulness meditation but I also try to spend as much time as possible building furniture and carving various bits and bobs from wood. I love it when the world disappears and it’s just me, my thoughts (and perhaps a spoon I’m carving!).

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Marie Beasley

MBACP

Play Therapist

Hi, thank you for taking the time to look at my profile.

I am a Play Therapist (MBACP) and I work in different schools in Manchester. When I am not working, things I love to do are walking in the hills, being out in nature, running, dancing, baking, eating good food and hanging out with my four energetic boys (and husband).

What I love about my job as a play therapist is helping a child know that they are unconditionally accepted and that they can bring their whole self to the playroom. It is a privilege to be a part of a child’s journey in exploring their feelings and experiences and finding resolution or acceptance within this.

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Julie Embry-Jones

Integrative Therapist

My name is Julie and I am an Integrative Therapist and work with CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), TA (Transactional Analysis) and PC (Person Centred Therapy).

I am a very energetic person who loves the outdoors, especially on the beach and love water sports in the sea. Being out in my kayak riding the waves or paddle boarding makes me feel so relaxed and happy – no matter what the British weather is like! I also love walking, running and spending time with my family.

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Grahame Robertson

Communications Co-ordinator

Hi. I’m the Communications Co-ordinator here at IntraQuest, and work part time, mostly from home, on Mondays and Tuesdays.

My main responsibilities are to ensure that IntraQuest has an active presence on social media; developing the brand identity through production of information resources both print and digital; and most recently I’ve been designing and developing the brand new IntraQuest website along with Jenny and Karen.

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Helen Debio

BA (hons)

Business Support Officer

Hello, I’m Helen and I joined the IntraQuest family in January 2021 as Business Support Officer. Variety is the spice of life for me and as well as being a qualified office administrator, I am a qualified Special Needs Teaching Assistant, Jan Fennell Dog Listener and have been a small business owner of a dog walking and pet care service provider.

I share my home with two very special people, my husband Chris and my daughter Hattie. Being a parent is most definitely my greatest achievement to date.

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Tracy Monday

Finance Director

I am an integrative Adult therapist, administrator and also have the pleasure of being the Finance Director at IntraQuest C.I.C

Being an introvert, I love nothing more than sitting in a sunny spot listening to music or reading a book. Having a young daughter and a very yappy little dog doesn’t very often allow for this, so spending time with her, or laughing with friends and family is also right at the top of the list. I’m a positive person and believe very much that good can come out of every situation, no matter how it feels at the time, so patience and a positive approach always wins the day.

 

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Gerard Gudgion

Non-executive Director

Hi I’m one of Intraquest’s non executive directors.

I’m retired now. I’ve worked for social services most of my professional life. Starting as a social worker and ending as a Manager via Children and Families, Disability Services, Training and Development.

I was the founding chair of a gay man’s health project in the voluntary sector.

I even managed Manchester Gay Pride one year.

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Michaela Wibberley

Non-executive Director

Hi, I am Michaela, one of the board members at IntraQuest.
I’m a Qualified Social Worker, Life Coach and Mindfulness practitioner. I have completed my level one and two Reiki and Chrystal healing.

I have many hobbies and interests including music, hot yoga, walking, wild swimming, paddle boarding, gym and meditation/mindfulness. I love having fun, spending time with friends and family especially my grandchildren.

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Anousheh Mahjoob

Play Therapist

Hi, I’m Anousheh, and I am one of the newer members of the IntraQuest Community. I have over five years’ experience working within school environments, where my passion has been around children’s mental health and wellbeing. I use an Integrative Holistic approach when working with children therapeutically and mostly use a non-directive way of working. My methods help the child to work within the unconscious and conscious part of their brain. I continue to receive monthly supervision to develop my skills and help me in becoming the best therapist I can be. I believe that with a little bit of help, all children have the ability to find their own solutions to their problems.

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