Team Category: Team

Michele Gordon

Chair

Michele has been a Staff Nurse for over 30 years.

Following completing the Marie Curie Cancer Care Diploma, Michele trained in Aromatherapy, Reflexology and Indian Head Massage and combined her nursing role with complementary therapies and has been employed as the Nurse Therapist at Northern Ireland Hospice for 15 years.

Michele was elected on to NACTHPC Committee as Northern Ireland Liasion in 2008, Minutes Secretary in 2009 and Conference Coordinator in 2015.

Michele has been the Chair for NACTHPC since January 2017, a role which she has enjoyed and which has enabled her to recognise the important work and support that Complementary Therapists can offer, especially to patients and families at the end of life.

Address :
PO Box 17271, Bromsgrove, B60 9LG

Jemima Neale

Vice-Chair

Jemima successfully gained her BSc (Hons) in Complementary Therapies in 2008, specialising in Reflexology.

Having developed a particular interest in the effect of Reflexology in improving patients quality of life, she then volunteered weekly at her local hospice in the Midlands for two years in their day unit, providing treatments to patients with different life limiting illnesses which she found to be exceptionally rewarding.

Jemima has been employed as Complementary Therapy Coordinator for the NHS in West Sussex since 2011, developing and implementing the service and providing access to a range of therapies for anyone affected by cancer. Jemima also had the opportunity of developing and teaching the course ‘Adapting Therapies for Use in Cancer Care’ from 2012-2013 at another local hospice, before raising her young family.

Jemima has additional qualifications in Aromatherapy, IHM, Lymphatic Massage and Ear Candling. Jemima joined the NACTHPC Committee in 2019 as Vice-Chair and Minutes Secretary.

Address :
PO Box 17271, Bromsgrove, B60 9LG

Julie Guest

Treasurer & Membership Admin

Julie qualified as a complementary therapist in 2011 after completing a Foundation Degree course in Health and Complementary Therapies with Worcester University. Practice placement during the course was at Primrose Hospice and after seeing the benefits of complementary therapies for the clients and patients Julie volunteered at the hospice, after she qualified, for 7 years. In 2018 Julie gained employment at the hospice as the Complementary Therapy coordinator.

Since qualifying Julie has run her own private practice offering complementary therapies which include reflexology, aromatherapy, reiki and hot stones massage.

Julie joined the committee in 2017 as Treasurer and later took on the role of Membership administrator as well. She joined at a time when the committee was struggling to get members because she was passionate about the good work that the association do and wanted to ensure the continuation of the association in providing support and promotion of the work that complementary therapists do within hospices.

Address :
PO Box 17271, Bromsgrove, B60 9LG

Angela Green

Secretary

A highly experienced and Award Winning Clinical Complementary Therapist with almost 15 years’ experience working in Oncology; 13 years within Cancer Care at Velindre Cancer Centre in Wales.

Angela was also responsible for the implementation and management of the complementary therapy team and department and was instrumental in the development of the cancer centre as a centre of excellence for education, both in the development and delivery of clinical complementary therapy courses and facilitating external courses to qualified therapists. This included the development of the award winning Foundation in Complementary Therapies course accredited at Level 4, which won the Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT) Excellence in Practice Award in 2013.

Angela has been invited to lecture at many conferences both nationally and internationally, including being invited to speak at The House of Commons to the All-Party Parliamentary Committee for Integrated Health in October 2016.

Angela currently runs her Complementary Therapy practice, offering a range of therapies including Reflexology, Aromatherapy & Massage, Indian Head Massage, Clinical Reflexology & Aromatherapy for Cancer and Reflexology Lymph Drainage. Angela is passionate about supporting people using complementary therapies and believes that complementary therapies can have a hugely beneficial effect.

Address :
PO Box 17271, Bromsgrove, B60 9LG

Teresa Barr

Regional Groups Liaison

Teresa retired 9 years ago after more than 40 years working in the Health Service in Northern Ireland.

Teresa qualified as a nurse in 1974 and practised in Fractures and Orthopaedics and was a Ward Sister in an Accident and Emergency Department before becoming a Clinical Teacher and then a Nurse Tutor.

Teresa finished her career as the Assistant Head of an organisation which provided In-Service and Continuing Education to Nurses and Midwives throughout Northern Ireland.

Teresa has been working as a volunteer therapist in the Northern Ireland Hospice in Belfast for the past 8 1/2 years, offering Reflexology and Indian Head Massage to patients and relatives in the Day Hospice and In-Patient unit.

Teresa has also been involved in providing therapies for carers at Carer’s Days, organised by some of the Health Trusts in Northern Ireland.

Address :
PO Box 17271, Bromsgrove, B60 9LG

Kallika Bruce

Editor of 'The Link'

Kallika is a Clinical Complementary Therapist trained in a range of therapies and bodywork including Massage, Shiatsu, Reiki, Acupuncture, NLP, Qi Gong and Yoga.

Over the past 30 years Kallika has explored Traditional and Indigenous teachings from many cultures and her work has allowed her to explore many settings from exclusive private clinics, corporate settings, luxury spas and hotels to public health facilities.

For the past 10 years Kallika has focused her work within Hospice and End of Life Care and during this time Kallika has worked within various NHS Trusts, held positions of Complementary Therapy Coordinator within Hospice and has developed a private client base.

Kallika has been on the Executive Committee of NACTHPC since 2017 as editor of The Link, the members magazine.

Address :
PO Box 17271, Bromsgrove, B60 9LG

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Helen Murphy

Assistant

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Liesl Hopkins

Minutes Secretary

My name is Liesl Hopkins and I am a Complementary Therapist employed by St Richard’s Hospice, working in the Living Well Team. I originally joined St Richard’s as a Volunteer Therapist in October 2009, working in a voluntary capacity for 3½ years before being taken on as a staff member in January 2013 as Lead Complementary Therapist. In my current role I coordinate the Complementary Therapy Team offering a range of therapy treatments including Aromatherapy, Reflexology, Relaxation, Indian Head Massage, to name but a few. I am also a teacher tutor for the HEARTS process, a sensory therapeutic experience offered to people referred for complementary therapies – Hands-on, Empathy, Aromas, Relaxation, Textures and Sounds.

Address :
PO Box 17271, Bromsgrove, B60 9LG