Returning to Sarajevo, Bosnia is always a treat. Despite the years or war and fighting, it always feels a very peaceful city. I like the simple approach to life, the value people place of being together, drinking coffee and striving for happiness. Of course there are well known branded shops in areas of the city
Promotion saw me move from Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Trust to being Senior Complementary Therapist and Service Manager for the UCLH complementary therapy service at the Macmillan Cancer Center, UCLH NHS Trust in London. This was a short term contract covering a career break and gave my a great opportunity to both expand my
After working with the team at Sue Ryder and on the wards at West Berkshire Community Hospital, I knew I wanted to work full time in trauma care, on an NHS ward if I could. These positions are few and far between in the UK and are rarely paid. I applied immediately upon seeing the
When my journey began into the world of cancer care in 2011, I wanted to find robust post graduate training in complementary therapies to ensure safe practice. I was surprised to find no specialised training for paediatric oncology complementary therapies in the UK, but in my search came across a diploma course in ‘Adapting Complementary
My first clinical experience in offering complementary therapies within Cancer Care was as an Aromatherapist for Sue Ryder, in their Charles Clore Day Hospice. The Charles Clore Day Hospice is a day therapy unit based at the West Berkshire Community Hospital which specialises in caring for and supporting patients with life-threatening illnesses, and their families.