Billy Hardy

The Family Institute,
University of South Wales,
Pontypridd, Wales UK


Billy has been working at the Family Institute since the late 1990’s following many years working in the UK National Health Service, Psychiatric services. Prior to working at the Family Institute he was teaching at Swansea University in the field of Mental Health Nursing.

He is the course leader for the MSc in Systemic Psychotherapy and has taught on this course since 1998 as well as contributing to other postgraduate and undergraduate programs offered by the Family Institute. Billy also works as a family therapist at the family Institute which has its own independent therapy service here in Wales.UK.

He has been working for many years developing systemic thinking and practice in many different contexts through organizational consultancy and teaching, particularly in the not for profit sector in Wales. He is currently working on a number of projects in counseling , psychotherapy, equine assisted therapies, and mental health. He is currently a doctoral researcher at University of Bedfordshire’s Professional doctorate program and has started working with TAOS Europe. He recently co-edited with Ottar Ness a special edition a European Journal drawing on the TAOS Institute collaboration in Drammen, Norway during 2014. He hopes for future collaborations and is interested in sustainability of human services, whole persons learning, narrative research and the broad area of biographical methods, as well working with organizations across professional disciplines, boundaries and territories real or imagined.