Axel Gudmundsson (UK)

Davis Facilitator
Director of Gifted Dyslexic
The Gift of Dyslexia workshop presenter
26 Bracknell Gardens
Hampstead
London NW3 7ED
Office tel. 0203 303 0243
"Most of the year I am based in Kommetjie, a small surfing village, just south of Cape Town, South Africa, but I spend some time each year in London and Iceland. I am available to work in UK and Iceland - and of course in Kommetjie. If you want to contact me about anything - like booking an assessment or finding out more about my work, please feel free to drop me an e-mail or fill in a booking form at the bottom of this page. You can also call my office in UK on 0203 303 0243. " 

Axel Introduction


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With a college degree in arts, and several years of psychotherapy training, I have a wide background in human development and creative industries, including graphic design, TV, and motion pictures. 
In my early twenties shortly after graduation, I set up my first company, Mannraektin (Human Potential) in my native Iceland, offering a variety of human development courses, primarily focusing on workshops and products developed by myself for treating food addiction, inspired by the internationally successful 12-step self-help programme of Overeaters Anonymous

After a few years spent in film, TV and graphic design, my next significant project was to co-found the publishing company Voxtur (Growth) for publishing human potential books. The first task of the new company was to translate and publish the international best-seller "Men are from Mars,Women are from Venus" by the American relationship expert Dr John Gray PhD. This book broke new ground in Icelandic book-publishing history by being the first self-help book to compete in the Icelandic general best-seller list. It went straight to number one on the overall national best-seller list in Iceland 1995. The next priject was translating and publish the tiny life-transforming book "The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success" by the internationally renowned spiritual guide Deepak Chopra. This was also a significant success, achieving number four on the overall best-seller list in 1996.
This is when I left Iceland to study humanistic psychotherapy at Spectrum in London, where I completed the Spectrum Counselling Course and graduated from the One Year Course in Psychotherapy. After completing three years of intensive psychotherapy training, I remained a member of the Spectrum post-graduate continued education programme, as well as being a member of an on-going Men's Group and a couples' Group at Spectrum, until late 2008 when I moved to Cape Town, SA. 

While training at Spectrum, I also trained and qualified as a Davis dyslexia facilitator in 2002, and then successfully introduced the Davis methods in my native Iceland
In 2004 I founded Gifted Dyslexic, which now operates in both UK and South Africa.

Axel Gudmundsson, Hampstead


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In December 2008 I moved from London to Kommetjie, a small village in the outskirts of Cape Town, South Africa. I am passionate about promoting the Davis methods on a national level in South Africa. I am also currently engaged in developing a new approach to teaching numeracy and fundamental maths, based on the Davis approach. 
You can view my South African page here.

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Axel Gudmundsson CV

Employment history:

Business

Time

Position

Reason for leaving

Gifted Dyslexic, London

2004 To date

Director and facilitator

N/A

Lesblind.com, Reykjavik

2003-2005

Chairman and founding director

Sold the business

Robert Taylor Design, London

1998-2003

Graphic designer

Founded Lesblind.com

Mitoo ltd, London

1997-1998

Graphic and web designer

Went to R.T. Design

Growth ltd., Reykjavik

1995-1997

Director of branding and advertising

Moved to London

Oddi ltd, Reykjavik

1991-1995

Graphic designer

Founded Growth Ltd.

Mannraektin ltd., Reykjavik

1989-1991

Founding director, programme designer

Went to Oddi ltd.

Channel2 TV, Reykjavik

1987-1989

TV Producer (marketing)

Founded Mannraektin

Myndbaer ltd., Reykjavik

1986-1987

Film and TV producer (adverts)

Went to Channel2

The Icelandic Film Co., Reykjavik

1985-1985

Production manager (feature film)

Production completed

Crank's Gronne Buffet

1984-1986

Kitchen assistant

Moved back to Iceland

Solborg pre-school, Reykjavik

1983-1984

Teaching assistant

Moved to Denmark

Reykjavik Social Dept., Reykjavik

1982-1984

Social worker

Moved to Denmark

Education history:

Institution

Time

Qualifications

Davis Dyslexia Association International

Currently in training

Davis Autism facilitator and coach

Davis Dyslexia Association International

2010-2011

The Gift of Dyslexia workshop presenter

Davis Dyslexia Association International

2001-2002

Davis Dyslexia Correction facilitator

Spectrum Psychotherapy Centre, London

1997-2008

Professional development programme

FB Iceland Polytechnic College

1979-1983

Diploma in Art

Reykjavik Social Dept.

1981

Social worker training

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Axel Gudmundsson,
19 Mar 2016, 03:10
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