Weldmar's family support team grows

Weldmar's family support team grows

Published by Maria Greenwood at 12:01am 29th February 2020. (Updated at 9:21am 29th February 2020)

Weldmar Hospice have a new counselling and bereavement lead.

Emma Weston joins Weldmar from the counselling and psychotherapy Central awarding Body, she is also a counselling teacher.

Her experience includes setting up a counselling service in Dorchester for Autism Wessex, where she volunteered for seven years.

As well as their hospice, Weldmar provide a range of care in Dorset, including a community nursing team that visit their patients in their own homes.

They have a growing Family Support Services Team, which includes counselling and bereavement support for loved ones and family members of patients.

Weldmar Hospicecare's got a new home in Weymouth at Trimar House.

Emma will be joining this team and specialises in Bereavement. She said:

"When I was training to be a counsellor, I took on a voluntary role for the charity Cruse Bereavement care.

"My time there taught me that we all need somebody when we're struggling with loss and bereavement, and it was a really powerful experience.

"When the job at Weldmar came up, I thought it was an amazing opportunity to come and be able to help people in the local community.

"It's absolutely amazing. Everybody is really passionate about their job and the organisation and they make you feel very welcome."

Emma joins existing Counselling and Bereavement team members Kate Hyde and Jane Askew, and a number of much valued volunteers who help Weldmar support those people who need these services.