The Y TA Institute
Psychotherapy & Counselling Training

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Why Y TA?

The Y is the name of the institute stands for the Welsh works Ysbrydiaeth, which translates as encouragement and development.   


Our vision: 


  • Structured training with clear objectives and outcomes
  • Fostering a culture of encouragement 
  • Ethical practice rooted in all practitioners


Principal Tutor & Clinical Director:             

Rachel Curtis

PTSTA (P),  UKCP, MBACP


Rachel is an experienced psychotherapist, supervisor and trainer. She has worked in private and public healthcare, women's centres as well as with local authorities, drug intervention projects and LGBTQI organisations. 


Teaching Staff:  

Michelle Hyams-Ssekasi

CTA (P)


Michelle is an experienced psychotherapist and trainer and is also a social worker with a wealth of experience in working with children and young people.