Our Professional Advisers
We rely heavily upon our professional advisers, their work is important to us and is highly valued.
Elizabeth Machnicki – Professional Advisor of Psychology
I became involved with EDMHSS at the time they were launching their Wellbeing Programme. My background in Psychology, Psychotherapy and voluntary work made EDMHSS a natural choice. I am now Professional Adviser of Psychologyfor EDMHSS – a role I have held for the last 8 years.
My relevant qualifications are: MSc. Psychology (OU), Post Grad Dip in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Clinical Hypnotherapy (Thames Valley Uni London) BSc Psychology (Cov Uni) Dip CBT (London) Teacher of Mindfulness MBCT (Bangor University). I have memberships to: The British Psychological Society (BPS) &The British Society for Clinical Hypnotherapists (BSCH).
I continue to be involved with other voluntary work. For relaxation and pleasure, I walk, practice yoga, meditation and tai chi. I enjoy stories about people, whether in books, the theatre, cinema or a good chat over a cup of tea. My children are grown up and live abroad….. and I am only just getting used to the empty nest syndrome.
Dr Meena Sood – Professional Adviser in General Practice
I was first introduced to the wonderful work f the Wellbeing Centre by Sally Dance some years ago. I was delighted to be asked to act as GP Adviser for EDMHSS whilst we were living in the Evesham area. It is a role I have been very happy to continue to fulfil even since we moved to the East Midlands.
I qualified at Leicester University in 1991 and after completing my Hospital rotation which included 6 months in Psychiatry and after my GP Training I have nearly 20 years experience in General Practice. I have a special interest in Mental Health as I do suffer with depression myself.
Shaun is a registered and accredited child and adult Psychotherapist with the UK. Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). He is also registered with UKCP as a training supervisor. He practices in London and Worcestershire and sees his clients at EDMHSS, as well as providing clinical support and advice to the Charity.
His relevant qualifications are a Masters Degree in child adolescent and family therapy, a diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy , a diploma in Supervision and a diploma in sand play studies. In addition to UKCP , he is a registered supervisor with the centre for counselling and psychotherapy (ccpe) Newman University and the Institute for Art Therapy Education (IATE). He also teaches and runs courses on mental health subjects.
Shaun believes passionately in easy access within the community to wellbeing and mental health support as provided by EDMHSS.