Complementary therapist and End of Life Companion (Soul Midwife) Tender Loving Care Trainer, Community Wellbeing Facilitator with PAT Dog Sally.
Sue is a member of the Community Outreach Team at The Isbourne and facilitates a wide range of wellbeing courses. She is also a member of the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council and the International Federation of Reflexologists. She has many years of experience as a reflexologist, healer, trainer and mentor and has particular experience in reflexology for cancer and palliative care. She is a volunteer on the Oncology wards at Cheltenham Hospital and a bereavement volunteer with Sue Ryder. She enjoys meeting people from all walks of life and is keen to support people to become more resilient. As such, she runs Death Cafes online and in person to break the taboo on talking about death and dying.
Sue is a trained end-of-life companion (Soul Midwife). Soul Midwives offer holistic and spiritual care at the end of life including a range of gentle therapies to soothe and reassure. They are skilled advocates and advisors and are non-denominational in their pastoral support. They encourage deep conversation with love and dignity. Their work may start from point of diagnosis and continue until the final day of life, always encouraging living fully until the end.
Sue is also a trainer in Tender Loving Care (TLC). This is a one-day course that helps someone to sit with people who are dying and make a difference. The gentle, loving, simple TLC skills can be used in any context – the home, hospice, care home, prison service, death café and within palliative care services.
Sue is keen to use her skills for the benefit of patients, their carers and other members of the community. She also has a therapy dog, Sally, who is accredited through PAT (Pets as a Therapy).