2021 FHT Complementary Therapist of the Year

The winner of the 2021 FHT Complementary Therapist of the Year award, is...Stephanie Quigley!

Stephanie’s journey as a therapist started in 2007 when she completed a HND in complementary therapy, closely followed by a degree in complementary healthcare. Initially working in private practice, Stephanie took up the role of Patient and Family Support Complementary Therapist at Beatson Cancer Charity, Glasgow, for five years.

She is now the Lead Complementary Therapist at Cancer Support Scotland (CSS), where she is responsible for developing the therapy service, training volunteer therapists and delivering treatments to people affected by cancer. When the pandemic meant that those who usually accessed hands-on therapies through CSS no longer could, Stephanie developed a range of free, remotely accessible services, which many still use today. These include a telephone support service; online self-help guides, audio guides and videos; sending out personalised aromatherapy nasal inhalers; and live online mindfulness sessions. More recently, she developed The CSS Training Academy to provide oncology massage training, which helps to fund the charity’s wellbeing services.

A huge well done to Malminder Gill for achieving the Highly Commended 2021 FHT Complementary Therapist of the Year award!

Finalists: Basma Gale, Caroline Purvey, Alexandra Skanderowicz and Angela Vigus