Chief Executive, Psychologist & Senior Psychotherapist
Mandy is Bayberry’s CEO, with responsibility across all areas of the organisation, and also serves as Programme Director in the development of Bayberry’s pioneering programmes. She also provides specialist therapeutic sessions via a range of modalities. With over a decade of experience providing therapeutic treatment, she holds an MSc in Organizational Psychology, a first class honours’ degree in Psychology, a Diploma in Psychotherapy and a Post-Graduate Certificate in Clinical Supervision. She was awarded a Graduate Certificate from Harvard University Extension School, Cambridge, MA, having specialised in the science of memory, biotechnology, philosophy and justice. She is an alumna of the 2019 cohort of the Transformative Technology Academy, focusing on novel technologies and neuroscience based solutions to support well-being, is a graduate member of the British Psychological Society, an international affiliate of the American Psychological Association, a registered counsellor with ACC, an accredited counsellor with the National Counselling Society and a Registered Test User (RQTU) with BPS for the delivery and interpretation of psychometric testing. She is now finalising her MBA, and has recently won a doctoral study place at the University of London. She continues to focus on development of the unique services provided by the organisation and has a special interest in supporting the process of resilience building for a purpose driven life. Mandy specialises in anxiety and trauma, with emphasis on memory and the use of the mind’s own resources for the re-balancing and fulfilment of emotional needs. She has also commenced a further post-graduate specialism in the field of clinical sexology, to enhance services to clients needing support with gender identity, sexuality and relationship diversity needs.
She is an advocate for public policy change and pioneering innovative services to support the wider community, attended parliament in 2019 as a contributor to the Parliamentary Review, the House of Lords in 2023, was a keynote speaker at the HG mental health conference in May 2023, and is a founder member of the Leaders Council of Great Britain. Mandy’s original background was in the legal, financial and communication industries and she brings a wealth of experience to the organisation. A writer for over 30 years, she has also written several books.
Professional Memberships and Accreditations
Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management – Associate
British Psychological Society – Graduate Member
American Psychological Association – Associate
National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society – Accredited Member
National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society – Clinical Supervisor
Association of Christian Counsellors – Accredited Member
Leaders Council of Great Britain – Founder Member
British Psychological Society – RQTU Test User
First Author Publications
Cooper, A. (2023). Overcoming Addiction with Compassion. Human Givens Journal, 30(1).
Cooper, A. (2018). Allegory (1st ed.) [Paperback]. Uncontained Publishing.