Directors & Staff

Jane Watson – Chair of the Board

Jane is qualified to Masters Level in both Psychology and Education and became a Psychotherapist in private practice in 2000. After being elected to the Executive of NHPC she was instrumental in its merger with NRHP, joining the board in 2008. She has been a UKCP delegate since 2007. Jane is an occasional trainer and qualified supervisor but makes a point of speaking up on behalf of ‘ordinary’ practitioners at every available opportunity.

Irene Loudon – Board Member

As a trichology student in the 1980s, Irene was introduced to the therapeutic value of hypnotherapy and psychotherapy for emotionally disturbed patients. Aiming for excellence in her practice, she embarked on a course of training with the National College and became a member of the NRHP in 1988. Due to the diversity and complexity of client and patient needs, she has widened her qualifications over the years to embrace a broad spectrum of treatment methods. These include cranio-sacral therapy, sound therapy, phytotherapy, allergy and environmental therapy, kinesiology. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Public Health, Senior Associate of the Royal Society of Medicine and for her service to humanity, she has been bestowed the title of Dame by the Sovereign Order of St John of Jerusalem, Knights Hospitaller.

Charlotte Copeland – Board Member

Charlotte Copeland is the owner and clinical director of SafeHaven Trauma Centre Ltd and SafeHaven Critical Incident Stress Management Ltd. The centre specialises in the treatment of psychological trauma and is based in Cheshire. Charlotte is a psychotherapist and advanced craniosacral therapist who has specialised in mind-body health throughout her career.

Charlotte acts as lead psychotherapist for the Haematology Department at Central Manchester University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. Charlotte is involved in on-going research into the effects of psychotherapeutic support for haemato-oncological patients. In 2015 her initial research in this area was the first submission from the Trust’s Haematology department to receive a prize at the British Society for Haematology medical conference.

Currently Charlotte is completing her Master’s degree in Therapeutic Practice for Psychological Trauma at the University of Chester. Here her research, through SafeHaven Trauma Centre, is exploring combination therapy (psychotherapy with craniosacral therapy) as a new method for effective PTSD treatment.

Heather Monteith – Board Member

Heather trained with the National College in the early 1990s whilst helping to set up Glasgow’s first stress centre (The Phoenix Centre) where she continued to work as a psychotherapist and stress consultant for some 20 years using the skills she’d learned through the College and specialising in the teaching of Correct Natural Breathing (which brings about the release of long held stresses and allows improvements in health on all levels and the flowering of personality and potential in the individual). Through this work Heather co-authored the published book “Trust your Breath” and co-created two university credit rated courses on Breathing within the Scottish Qualifications Framework.

This work is continued by the charity known as the G.R.E.A.T Big Trust (Global Respiratory Educational Advancement Trust) of which Heather is a Trustee and Chairperson.

Heather is also keenly interested in the release of creativity, skills and talents within the individual and runs courses on this theme. She is delighted to have the opportunity to be part of the NRHP Board and be able to offer these skills and expertise in the development and furtherance of the work of the NRHP.

Penny Moon – Board Member

Penny developed the foundations of A Quiet Place whilst working within a number of mainstream schools across the UK and Channel Islands. She is also an accomplished trainer and has developed a number of resources for adults and children, relaxation CDs and published papers in academic literature.

Penny’s parallel career has been as a yoga teacher for 34 years (with a 97 year old in her class.) Integral yoga and mindfulness meditation offers a very gentle form adapted for the West which anyone can practice.

Penny is a published author as well as an experienced speaker, trainer, and workshop facilitator. She is also an accomplished trainer and has developed a number of resources for adults and children, relaxation CDs and published papers in academic literature.

Sharon Curran – Administrator

Sharon is an experienced administrator/co-ordinator with a particular interest in social media marketing and modernising office procedures. She is also a qualified Holistic Therapist with over 14 years’ experience in mind-body health, meditation and energy therapies.