Beth’s Journey to Coping with Cancer

Beth's Journey to Coping with Cancer Where it all started I began training in Complementary Therapies eighteen years ago, I can’t believe it’s been that long. As they say time flies when you’re having fun! I love what I do, and I feel honoured when people chose to put their

How Bereavement Counselling can help

Grief and Bereavement Counselling What is grief? When someone close to us dies the pain that we feel is grief which is a natural, but often difficult emotion.  Grief can feel overwhelming and, as we are all unique, we will all experience it in different ways.  We may find ourselves

Meet The Team: Millie White, Complementary Therapist

Millie is based in Sunderland Royal Hospital and specialises in Reiki and reflexology treatments. She’s been with us for 10 years.  When Millie retired, she decided to carry on using her Reiki skills and began volunteering with us. Eight years later, she became an employed staff member. “Helping people makes you feel so much better,

Meet The Team: Linda Baines, Area Manager

Linda works at Sunderland Royal Hospital four days per week and specialises in auricular acupuncture [link to treatment article]. She’s been with us for 15 years. “The acupuncture groups are brilliant; they talk about anything and everything. You wouldn’t believe the giggling going on in that room!” From seeing friends and neighbours deal with cancer

All About Counselling

The NHS estimates that ‘1 in 2 people will develop some form of cancer during their lifetime’. Whether it’s yourself, a family member or a friend who’s diagnosed, finding out someone you care for has cancer can coincide with difficult, unsettling and often painful emotions. Shock, anxiety and anger may be a huge part of

Meet The Team: Angela Angus, Complementary Therapies Manager

Angela has been with us for four years and came with lots of valuable non-profit experience from her previous role. In charge of eight paid staff members and a team of volunteers, Angela coordinates where they need to be in various hospitals and hospices, manages therapists’ time and organises clinics, ensures everyone has what they

Meet The Team: Andree Daly, Complementary Therapist

Andree specialises in auricular acupuncture and massage at South Tyneside Hospital, Sunderland Royal and the QE. She’s been with us since 2015 after completing her Foundation Degree. “I left nursing and started a beauty therapy course. After qualifying and then teaching it for eight years, I moved to a managerial role, but it took me

How We Can Help – Our Treatments

Cancer and its symptoms can affect much more than physical health. We believe complementary therapies are an integral part of self-care and can offer a small respite to people living with the effects of cancer. Allowing yourself some time out can help you focus your energy and mind. We offer our services on hospital wards

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