Dr Angharad Vaughan is an HCPC Registered Counselling Psychologist with several years of experience working in the NHS, across primary, secondary and tertiary care. Her preferred way of working psychotherapeutically is informed by existential, psychodynamic and cognitive approaches. In particular, she works relationally, paying attention to important factors such as cultural background, sexual and gender identity, disability – and how these and other intersecting identities influence lived experience, meaning-making and wellbeing. Her research interests include sexuality, gender, trauma, growth, embodiment, spirituality. She completed her doctoral research across these areas – exploring how cis women in same-sex relationships, experience growth following emotional abuse. Angharad has a passion for working in Gender, Sexuality and Relationship Diversity and feels very privileged to be continuing her journey at the GIC.