The Team

Therapist Team

FrancescaMy name is Francesca Raymont and I have the privilege of leading our team of therapists at Children and families in Grief. I have been a part of Children and Families in Grief since it launched in the Spring of 2011. Over the years we have worked with many children, young people and their families who have experienced the death of someone special to them. We offer a safe space and the opportunity to look at thoughts and feelings surrounding the loss and we support children, young people and families to work through their grief towards a positive future, this work is an honour to do.



helenMy name is Helen Peacock and I am a fully qualified member of the team. I am really pleased to have been given the opportunity to work with Children and Families in Grief. I feel very strongly about the importance of the work we do and the benefits to the families, helping them through difficult times. I also feel privileged that the families we work with are able to share their stories with us.



My name is Soraya Jilani and I am a fully qualified team member. I enjoy working with our CFG families and find it uplifting and rewarding to see communication open up between family members over our family visits and creative therapeutic weekend, it is a privilege to be part of this process.




Catharine EdwardsMy name is Catharine Edwards and I am a qualified mem

ber of the CFG team. I also work as a school counsellor with children and young people. I really enjoy meeting with the families,  for them to have the time and space to reflect and remember their loved ones feels extremely important.

I feel privileged to have the opportunity to work within this very supportive organization with the all the families and members of the team


My name is Nik Sutherland and I’m a fully qualified therapist, voluteering with the team here at CFG. It’s a privilege to work with the amazing families that engage with CFG in order to process the mix of feelings that arise following the death of a significant person in their lives. I love being part of the creative & caring therapy team who are passionate about the work that CFG do.




Ilsa BeaumontMy name is Ilsa Beaumont, I’m a volunteer therapist and honoured to be part of the CFG team. I am a qualified therapist and experienced working with children and young people. I’m passionate about helping families through the difficulties of grief and delighted to see the progress families can make together from the therapeutic process CFG provides.






Libby Luke – Trustee

I have been involved with Children and Families in Grief from the beginning and was part of the team that set it up and I now have the privilege of working with the families at our Therapeutic Weekends. I am passionate about the work that we do with families and it is wonderful to witness the benefits that families gain from the weekend.



Pat Goss – Trustee
Since joining in 2011 I have been closely involved with this charity both as a Trustee and volunteering at events. What a wonderful opportunity this has been for me as I am also involved with Rowcroft Hospice as a Chairman of the Friends and found the two to be closely linked. To see the benefits that the CFG has to offer families when they need most support, has been a great experience and I greatly appreciate the privilege of being a part of this organisation.



Sophia Honey – Trustee & Chairperson
I’m a solicitor with Foot Anstey, specialising in Wills and Probate and advising Charities. I really enjoy being part of the CFG team and helping to make a positive difference to the lives of local bereaved children and their families.



Sarah Hine – Trustee
I am a medical receptionist and a respite carer with a legal background. I have recently become a trustee for CFG. I was very pleased to be asked to become part of such a worthwhile charity, whose focus is to provide real help and support to those in a time of real need.


Stephen Bell – Trustee
I’m a solicitor with Wollen Michelmore, specialising in Wills and Probate. I am glad to be able to provide assistance as part of the CFG team. Because of my job I deal with a lot of bereaved families and it is nice to be able to assist with helping families overcome their grief.



Sue Cole – Trustee

I originally contacted CFG in 2011 as I had lost my husband to suicide in 2008 and my mum to cancer in 2011 my son and I  were really struggling to cope. GFG really helped us rebuild our lives.  When I was asked to be a trustee I jumped at the chance as it was my way of giving something back for all the help that we was



Sue NewmanSue Newman – Trustee

I am a qualified nurse and health visitor who worked in London, Cambridge and Oxford before moving to South Devon some years ago with my family. I have over thirty-five years of experience in the Health Service, firstly at clinical level, both in the acute hospital sector and in primary care before moving to professional leadership roles as Head of Services.

I have experience of managing and leading services both in the NHS and the voluntary sector, and have held board level responsibility for service delivery, performance, quality and workforce development in both the NHS and the independent sector.

On leaving the NHS I became a qualified mediator setting up a company, with two partners, specialising in employment issues and team development. I have recently retired in order to spend more time enjoying being a grandma to 4 grandsons!

I have been involved with a number of charities and in particular the Hospice movement having been chairman of trustees at Rowcroft Hospice South Devon for a number of years. I am particularly interested in children and their families and am delighted to be involved with Children and Families in Grief as a trustee.