I have been involved with running the groups for Cancer Lifeline South West since 2006. I have found it a privilege to repeatedly witness the changes that take place within members of the group as a result of their sharing of common experiences on Lifeline breaks. I am a registered Psychotherapist and worked in the NHS in that role for 20 years, I now just have a small private practice. I also work on a smallholding, which keeps me busy and I have a grown-up family.