We’re thrilled to introduce you to the two newest members of our sleep team, Carwyn Tywyn and Claire Cox.
Hi, my name is Carwyn and I was delighted to begin 2019 in my new role as Sleep Practitioner at Cerebra.
My early career background was in current affairs, both as an academic and a journalist. I was awarded a PhD in Welsh Politics at Cardiff University. After a brief period as a research assistant and academic tutor, I became Political Correspondent for GOLWG, the Welsh language weekly current affairs magazine. In this role, I was based full-time at the National Assembly for Wales during 2006-07.
It was while working at the National Assembly that I became more informed about and interested in the work of the voluntary sector in Wales. Since 2008 I have worked in research and senior development roles for a number of organisations, including the Disability Law Service, Home Start UK and Mencap Cymru.
My role prior to joining Cerebra was as a Regional Caseworker for the Mencap Cymru “WISE” project, which, in partnership with Cardiff Law School, provided advice and support in relation to learning disabilities. In 2018 the project was awarded the LawWorks award for “Most Effective Pro Bono Partnership”. Whilst at Mencap, I also received training in specialist approaches such as Mental Health First Aid, which has had a major influence on my outlook.
I have two children, Heledd (11) and Gwyn (6). I think it is the combination of being both a parent and frontline disability caseworker, which has attracted me to the role of Sleep Practitioner. I feel very lucky to have the chance to apply and give back some of my knowledge and experience to children and parents who may be struggling in all kinds of life circumstances.
In another life, I am a professional harpist, and was winner of the folk harp competition at the National Eisteddfod in 2013. Along with my daughter, I am a keen supporter of AFC Wimbledon. We saw them win at Wembley in 2016!
I look forward with anticipation to my new career at Cerebra. Diolch yn fawr.
I’m Claire. I am super excited to be part of the sleep team. I can’t wait to start helping families with their children’s sleep issues and empowering them to make the changes they need.
After volunteering with many charities over the years I am so happy to be working for such a wonderful one!
I come to Cerebra from working privately in London as a Prenatal/postnatal/Newborn care specialist, trouble shooter, Nanny and sleep practitioner.
Prior to this I used to be a professional dancer which took me all over the place doing many different things!
I also had my own ballet school.
My partner and I have our own theatrical production company of which we are very proud of!
We are about to leave London to live our dream life in Clovelly, North Devon!
It’s a big year of change for me and I couldn’t be happier to be working with all of you for such a worthwhile and needed charity!
Find out more about our Sleep Service.