Axel Gudmundsson (Hampstead, UK)

Davis Facilitator
Director of Gifted Dyslexic and
Davis Dyslexia Association Africa
The Gift of Dyslexia workshop presenter
The Gift of Learning workshop presenter
Davis Specialist
26 Bracknell Gardens
London NW3 7ED
"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:




Reason for leaving

Gifted Dyslexic, London

2004 To date

Director and facilitator

N/A, Reykjavik


Chairman and founding director

Sold the business

Robert Taylor Design, London


Graphic designer


Mitoo ltd, London


Graphic and web designer

Went to R.T. Design

Growth ltd., Reykjavik


Director of branding and advertising

Moved to London

Oddi ltd, Reykjavik


Graphic designer

Founded Growth Ltd.

Mannraektin ltd., Reykjavik


Founding director, programme designer

Went to Oddi ltd.

Channel2 TV, Reykjavik


TV Producer (marketing)

Founded Mannraektin

Myndbaer ltd., Reykjavik


Film and TV producer (adverts)

Went to Channel2

The Icelandic Film Co., Reykjavik


Production manager (feature film)

Production completed

Crank's Gronne Buffet


Kitchen assistant

Moved back to Iceland

Solborg pre-school, Reykjavik


Teaching assistant

Moved to Denmark

Reykjavik Social Dept., Reykjavik


Social worker

Moved to Denmark

Education history:




Davis Dyslexia Association International

Currently in training

Davis Autism facilitator and coach

Davis Dyslexia Association International


The Gift of Dyslexia workshop presenter

Davis Dyslexia Association International


Davis Dyslexia Correction facilitator

Spectrum Psychotherapy Centre, London


Professional development programme

FB Iceland Polytechnic College


Diploma in Art

Reykjavik Social Dept.


Social worker training

Axel Gudmundsson,
19 Mar 2016, 03:10