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Post Graduate Researcher Kathleen Vandenberghe

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Kathleen Vandenberghe, M.A. has been a counsellor, supervisor, teacher and team co-ordinator in hospices since 1991, initially in Belgium and since 1999 in the U.K. As coordinator of a counselling service for patients and families at St. Luke’s Cheshire Hospice, she is passionate about preserving ‘humanity’ at the core of health care organisations. Under the auspices of St. Luke’s and Bournemouth University Kathleen is researching the psychological process of cancer survivorship. A co-authored paper “Unravelling the unknown” in the journal Illness, Loss and Crisis describes her experience with group counselling for carers of people with dementia.


The experience of Self in post-treatment survivors of bowel cancer.