Our Staff

It is our team of over 20 staff, 9 trustees and many more supporters who make us who we are.

Roy, Counsellor
I hold a BA(Hons) Degree in Counselling and I have been involved with Coping with Cancer for over 10 years. Some of the concerns I focus on include client’s cancer related health issues, anxiety, or generally helping clients come to terms with facing their present crisis overall. I can offer a client a warm, supportive, confidential, and non-judgemental space for the client to talk about, reflect upon and allow the client explore their present situation and develop a way forward.
Helen, Counsellor
I work as a counsellor here at Coping with Cancer. I am very empathic, understanding, accepting and enjoy helping people explore and process their full range of emotions. I help people find acceptance and discover meaning in their lives, often helping them to find a different perspective. I have considerable experience in working with loss which can come in many different forms.
Sandra, Counsellor
I have worked at coping with cancer as a counsellor since 2018. I am a qualified Person centered therapist. I am passionate about my role here, being able to support people through their diagnoses or loss, helping them to find their own coping skills and to recognise who they are now, not feeling that cancer defines them.I also use mindfulness relaxation which can help with stress and anxiety and help to calm the mind.
Beth, Therapist
I began working with CWC in April 2021 delivering therapies from the Woodruff Centre. As Well as working with the charity I am also kept busy running my own Complementary therapies business. I began my first training in Reflexology almost 18 years ago, I have since added many more therapies and qualifications to my bow such as Reiki, Crystal Therapy and many different types/styles of massage therapy.
Millie, Therapist
I have worked as a complementary therapist with Coping with Cancer for twelve years. I offer Reiki and Reflexology and I am currently training in Auricular Acupuncture. My concern is the wellbeing of my clients and their close relatives, bringing a sense of relaxation and balance to those concerned. I enjoy my work and have seen the benefits of complementary therapies.
Heather, Counsellor
I trained and qualified as a beauty and wellbeing therapist. My motivation for this was to work and support clients in their cancer experience. I joined CWC to provide massage services to clients with or have experienced cancer. I then trained in Auricular Acupuncture through CWC and now work with clients to provide relief and support of the symptoms they experience from their cancer diagnosis or through the medication they take and find this very fulfilling and rewarding.
Linda, Therapist
I'm a Complementary Therapist at CWC, working presently at Sunderland Royal Hospital. I am qualified in Auricular Acupuncture, Reflexology and Massages. Working in this field I have found how effective therapies are for clients affected by cancer. When a client is more relaxed and less stressed, they find it aids their physical health as well as their emotional well being.
Richy, Clinical Lead
Hello, my name is Richy and I am the Clinical Lead for Coping with Cancer. What does this mean, well this involves me being a counsellor for clients, support for staff and providing supervision to the other counsellors within coping with cancer. I enjoy the diverse nature of my role and every day is new and different. I enjoy keeping bees and sharing this passion with the staff at Coping with Cancer.
Eemie, Quality Assurance Manager
I manage the Charity’s risk, compliance and governance of all activities; developing and auditing policies and procedures in HR, H&S, GDPR and Quality System across the organisation. I am a technical member of IOSH and a Specialist member of IIRSM. I am interested in ancient greek, yoga, hiking and the natural world.
Karen, Therapist
I am a complementary therapist, trained in various therapies such as massage, reflexology, aromatherapy, and Reiki. With an interest in using treatments in palliative and cancer care. I am passionate about the benefits of complementary therapies and how they can help with the symptoms and side-effects of health conditions and their treatment.
Maggie, Chief Executive
Maggie joined us in 2019 as Chief Executive. She has spent over 30 years in business development, including marketing, recruitment, business support and project management. Maggie is passionate about complementary therapies and supporting people with cancer having been diagnosed twice in her life to date. She lives in rural Northumberland with her partner Paul.
Sarah, Therapist
My role within CWC has been rewarding, challenging and diverse. I offer Auricular Acupuncture clinics facilitated in a safe, comfortable space where clients can share their story and be listened to while receiving and experiencing the wonderful benefits of Auricular acupuncture. My work goes hand in hand with my ethos to help, support and treat all our clients with compassion, respect and kindness.
Andre, Therapist
In my role, I offer auricular acupuncture and complementary therapy. It is very rewarding and I enjoy getting to know the clients well during their course of treatments. During massage and reflexology treatments, I often use a technique which involves awareness of the senses, involving visualization and mindfulness. While having empathy and understanding of the client’s needs and their concerns.
Diane, Counsellor
My style of Counselling is Person Centred which is non-directive and Client led. The Client being the expert. My aim is to enable you the client to find your own insight and gain a clearer understanding of what you are feeling and of how you might move forwards. I also use Mindfulness techniques such as breathing exercises, visualisation and grounding exercises to try and help clients focus on the present moment rather than fretting about the past or worrying about the future.
Samuel, Receptionist & Business Administrator
I work as the receptionist/business administrator at Coping with Cancer. I ensure that from the first minute anybody arrives here they are greeted with a warm and welcoming introduction. I ensure the safety and comfort of clients and staff as well as making sure our client records are correct.
Ellie, Communications and Fundraising Officer
Ellie joined in 2021 as our communications and fundraising officer. She has a background in business and marketing and is excited to help Coping with Cancer reach its full potential.

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The Woodruff Centre

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