Elaine has been an integral member of Reach for nearly 25 years. From the very beginning she has passionately championed our holistic and integrative approach.
Her first career as a dental hygienist taught her the value of listening and communicating with sensitivity and empathy. During her role as tutor at Birmingham Dental Hospital she gained a teaching qualification which further enhanced her communication skills. Part of her role was the welfare of students and with this in mind she embarked on a series of counselling and psychotherapy courses that were to change her own direction in life.
Elaine has had experience working with cancer patients in the Head and Neck Unit of the Queen Elizabeth hospital, both at the time of diagnosis and through all stages of treatment and recovery. As a result she has developed a particular interest in this area and working with those who are challenged by other chronic health conditions. She also has extensive experience of working with couples and relationship issues.
Elaine has taken the Reach journey herself, and therefore deeply understands the importance of personal development. She has learned that the more work you have done on yourself, the more you are able to help others fulfill their potential and purpose.
Now, as an accredited psychotherapist (BACP), supervisor and hypnotherapist (NCP) with 30 + years experience, she has worked with a wide variety of clients with complex issues, helping them to find sustainable solutions for what ails them. Elaine feels passionately that each person walking through her door is worthy of respect because it takes great courage to face one’s issues and oneself. She believes it is a huge privilege to be supporting people on their unique journeys.
Elaine has had a lead role in a number of our innovative projects, which have led to our national and international expansion. She is also a senior trainer for our Reach Associate Programme (RAP).
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