Mr Ryan Portelli

President

B.Psy (Hons.) (Melit.), P.G.C.E. (Melit.), M.Couns. (Melit.)

Ryan Portelli is currently a Principal Counsellor in post-secondary education institutions within the Ministry for education. He graduated in Psychology, and followed it by a PGCE(PSD). He has varied experience in the education sector: teaching, learning support zone and guidance duties, mostly focusing on working with children, adolescents and adults with socioemotional and behavioural difficulties. He worked for around 8 years with persons with disability, learning difficulties and their families as well as in training of other practitioners. Ryan lectures and facilitates interpersonal and intrapersonal seminars with students studying medicine at the University of Malta. Ryan also works with passion and special interest with issues pertaining to the LGBTIQ+ community, people living with HIV, and non-heteronormative relationships, non-monogamy and diverse sexual expressions. Ryan works as a counsellor/consultant with HIVMALTA and Rainbow Support Services co-ordinating educational campaigns and counselling service. He also serves as the president of the Malta Association for the Counselling Profession after being part of the executive committee serving as a PRO, Treasurer and Vice-President.