3 1/2 years
The friendliness of the Hospice “family” and how everyone is working toward the same goal of providing compassionate care to patients and carers.
On a typical day I would be preparing and conducting sessions of psychological assessment or therapy with patients and carers and then writing up the notes from these. I would also be monitoring referrals and getting in touch with new patients/relatives to set up appointments. I attend the multidisciplinary team meeting and might also meet with colleagues to provide a psychological perspective on patient care. On some days I might be teaching on a Hospice Staff course or contributing to an educational session for carers.
Before work I usually only have time to wrangle my child into school uniform and, if possible, grab a strong cup of coffee!
I unwind in the evenings by spending time with my family and enjoying an occasional glass of wine
Interesting, Challenging (in a good way!), Rewarding
Qualifying as an accredited Cognitive Analytic Therapy Practitioner
To continue learning from clients and colleagues and to find ways to keep improving our service
One of my favourite memories is when lots of people at Hospice learned the Jerusalema dance – the video of us was fab and I love the photo taken by the drone when we danced in the garden.