Barbara qualified as a psychiatric social worker and spent ten years in a local authority social work team. She then trained in family therapy and divorce mediation and worked for twenty years as a family therapist in an NHS Child and Adolescent Mental Health Department. Barbara worked as a counsellor with children with behavioral difficulties and has been a member of an NHS Trust Mental Health Panel.
Now retired, she volunteers in a charity in aid of victims of domestic violence and supervises a bereavement support group. She has been a member of HLUK Joint Committee for 13 years. Her role is to be the conduit between the HLUK Committee, the facilitators who run workshops, and the venues’ coordinators.