John Cowley

John Cowley was Head of Counselling, Health and Wellbeing at Cardiff University for 20 years and was given the Vice Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Contribution to the University on retiring last year. Previously John worked for 20 years in school and further education settings, as well as in primary care. John has a particular interest in working with organisations to enhance the provision of mental health for students; he was funded by the World Health Organisation to help a university set up a counselling service in Sri Lanka.


A former Deputy Chair of BACP, John was also Chair of BACP’s Equality and Diversity Committee and its Criminal Justice Forum, and is now a Fellow of BACP. He has joined CWMT to support colleges and universities in South Wales and the Borders.

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