MEET THE TEAM
The IPAC team is made up of volunteers who train and volunteer in different areas according to their strengths, preferences and need.
As well as our counselors, we have included some of out behind-the-scenes team, who you may encounter on the phone or via social media.
Amanda is an Art Therapist working with IPAC. She is a client counselor and our development officer.
In 2013 after nearly 20 years working as an artist and community worker, she trained as an Art Psychotherapist. She uses a variety of different techniques depending on how the client wants to work, and no artistic skill is necessary!
Frank is a ‘retired’ chartered accountant living in North Wales, with children and grandchildren scattered across the rest of the UK. As chair of IPAC trustees, he was involved in the work from the start and qualified as a counsellor in 2013 to help the men who are affected by a pregnancy, abortion, or miscarriage.
Gill is a person-centred counsellor. She began volunteering with IPAC in 2012 and feels privileged to have the opportunity to support people with different people facing issues with unplanned pregnancy or post abortion.
Gill enjoys reading, walking, and spending time in the garden - especially with her children and grandchildren.
Glenys is a Welsh speaker, married with two grown-up children. She volunteers with IPAC due to her experiences as a midwife. Over the ten years she worked in this role she met many women who had lost pregnancies due to miscarriage or abortion, who still carried guilt, loss or shame with them. It is her privilege now to work with these women to help them heal.
Jo has been volunteering with IPAC since 2019, but has been involved with post-abortion counseling on and off since 2009. She manages IPAC's social media, and will be the first person you speak to if you reach us that way. She grew up in Chester but comes to Wrexham via Shropshire, Uganda, Canada and the US! In her free time she likes playing piano, crafting, drinking tea and eating cake!
Mary began volunteering with us in 2012 and provides behind-the-scenes support. She enjoys being a mother and
grandmother to a growing family. In 1995, she stood against pressure to have a termination when her baby was diagnosed with Down Syndrome, and believes many live have been (and continue to
be), enriched by this young man. She believes in the power of prayer to bring healing to body, mind and spirit.
Val is a retired nurse/midwife,and began working with IPAC in 2013.
She is married to Frank, and enjoys time with her grandchildren, gardening,
walking and time with friends.
Val is one of our pregnancy and miscarriage counsellors and she is able to meet with clients for pregnancy, post abortion, or post miscarriage counselling.