Shelley has worked for over 25 years in the field of health and social care. Initially this was as a Nurse in the NHS (for over 10 years) and then in social care work. She has worked with homelessness, substance use, domestic violence, mental health and palliative care. Shelley went on to qualify as a Counselling Psychotherapist, specialising in pre and post bereavement and trauma. She spent several years working with Marie Curie and several hospices, offering social and emotional support to individuals and families facing the end of life.
Shelley has been working as a Spiritualist Medium and Teacher for the last 16 years, in various parts of the UK and abroad, in many churches and centres. Shelley has studied for many years with the Arthur Findlay College and was shortlisted for the SNU Gordon Higginson Scholarship Programme in 2014 and invited to participate on Tony Stockwell’s Mentorship Programme in 2015.
Shelley has spoken at conferences across the UK and also completed a research study, published in the European Journal of Palliative Care, on social and spiritual aspects of support. She has developed both a training programme, and a unique holistic approach to end of life support, for individuals and families facing end of life issues, and for care workers and professionals.