Dilys trained as a counsellor for 18 years, after a BA in Sociology and Anthropology, and an MA in Fine Art from the Royal College of Art. She is accredited with UKAHPP, and is a member of UKCP and COSRT.
During her training she began work as a counsellor in a cancer charity and then was a founder member of a charity which provided counselling for people affected by cancer, becoming its Clinical Services Manager, as well as counselling. Her interest in working with couples and with psychosexual issues comes from working with people whose relationships, sexual and otherwise, were being impacted by illness, and sometimes by end of life separations.
As a dual national, she finds she often works with couples who come from two different cultures, and how that impacts on their relationship. Diversity, in all its forms, is of interest to her. She believes there are many ways to have a relationship, and holds a curious position as to how each relationship works or doesn’t for those involved.
“Only connect! That was the whole of her sermon. Only connect the prose and the passion, and both will be exalted, and human love will be seen at its height. Live in fragments no longer. Only connect, and the beast and the monk, robbed of the isolation that is life to either, will die.” – E.M. Forster, Howards End