Meet the team

Your Maggie’s Centre is staffed by friendly professionals who can help you find the support you need. Their expertise is freely available to you in one-to-one sessions, workshops or supportive groups. 

Read more about our team below – and find out who they are and how they can help

  • Robin Parkinson

    Robin Parkinson

    Counselling Psychologist
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  • Kerry Scott

    Kerry Scott

    Centre Fundraising Manager
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  • Gayle Cobain

    Gayle Cobain

    Fundraising Organiser
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Robin Parkinson

Counselling Psychologist

My role is to provide psychological support to Centre visitors during what is often the most difficult time in their lives. This could be by meeting on an individual basis or by participation in one of the many groups which Maggie’s provides.  The important thing is that people experience a safe and supportive space in which to talk through their concerns and receive help to explore ways of coping with the many challenges that can arise following a cancer diagnosis.

I was inspired to work for Maggie’s because the support it offers is so varied and so accessible to both people with cancer and also to their loved ones. The cancer journey can be scary and bewildering, so the calm and relaxed atmosphere of Maggie’s Centres can provide an important haven from the clinical environment.

The best thing about my job is being constantly inspired by the people I meet.  No two days are ever the same.

Kerry Scott

Centre Fundraising Manager

I work with individuals, groups and businesses to raise awareness of Maggie’s Forth Valley and the wonderful support on offer and to raise the funds required to run the Centre so we can provide all of this support for free.

I am very lucky to be able to meet and work with so many inspirational and dedicated people on a whole range of challenging fundraising events and projects. No two days are ever the same. 

Because Maggie’s provides such vital support everyone is fully committed to helping in any way they can, so I get to work with brilliant colleagues, volunteers and supporters every day. 

Gayle Cobain

Fundraising Organiser

My role is to support anyone who wants to fundraise for Maggie’s Forth Valley. I chat through supporter’s ideas with them and try to help them get the most from their event or challenge.

I also work with the Centre Fundraising Manager in organising and publicising our events and work closely with our volunteers and programme staff to help spread the work about the cancer support we offer. 

I love the work that Maggie’s do, so many people are affected by cancer these days and it affects people in so many different ways. Quite often people just need a bit of help and guidance or a place to go and gather their thoughts.  

  • Kirsty Hall

    Kirsty Hall

    Yoga Teacher
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  • Misty Hannah

    Misty Hannah

    Tai Chi Practitioner
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  • Anne Millard

    Anne Millard

    Relaxation Therapist
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Kirsty Hall

Yoga Teacher

A growing body of evidence demonstrates that Yoga offers many benefits, from reducing fatigue and improving your wellness and physical fitness, to building your confidence during and after cancer treatment.

 

We offer gentle, chair based Yoga classes, aimed at mobilisation and releasing held tension. They are suitable for all levels of experience and fitness; including people completely new to Yoga and those who feel they are too stiff to stretch.

 

We welcome anyone who has been affected by cancer, including people pre, during or post treatment - and those who support you. 

Misty Hannah

Tai Chi Practitioner

My role offers support that develops self care and resiliency through the practice of Tai Chi. There is a particular focus on the foundations of Tai Chi, known as Qi Gong which is at the heart of this practice.

These sessions are a time for slowing down and sensing what is happening in the moment to restore balance emotionally, mentally and in the whole body. I adapt sessions to the needs of the group while being attentive to each person. Through breath and movement awareness we explore meeting with what emerges with attention and sensitivity.

Living with cancer can be overwhelming and stressful. Practicing Tai Chi is a way to enhance the quality of life and to support and empower oneself while moving through these challenging experiences. I also suggest simple movements to practice at home which helps to integrate Tai Chi into daily life.

I am continually inspired to see people become more resourceful and active in their own treatment and recovery process. Each person I meet here brings new perspectives to how we can approach what it means to care for oneself.

I feel great joy to be part of Maggie’s and to share Tai Chi with so many wonderful people. This centre welcomes everyone, offering a sense of calm for all who visit.

Anne Millard

Relaxation Therapist

My role at Maggies is to provide weekly relaxation sessions.  As a yoga, relaxation and mindfulness teacher I draw on a range of techniques including using  music, visualisation , breathe and body awareness to help participants find some inner peace and calmness in the midst of everything that may be going on.
It is a privilege to be involved in the work of the Maggies Centre and to be able to provide relaxation sessions in such a calm and beautiful setting.

Robin Parkinson

Robin Parkinson

Counselling Psychologist
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My role is to provide psychological support to Centre visitors during what is often the most difficult time in their lives. This could be by meeting on an individual basis or by participation in one of the many groups which Maggie’s provides.  The important thing is that people experience a safe and supportive space in which to talk through their concerns and receive help to explore ways of coping with the many challenges that can arise following a cancer diagnosis.

I was inspired to work for Maggie’s because the support it offers is so varied and so accessible to both people with cancer and also to their loved ones. The cancer journey can be scary and bewildering, so the calm and relaxed atmosphere of Maggie’s Centres can provide an important haven from the clinical environment.

The best thing about my job is being constantly inspired by the people I meet.  No two days are ever the same.

Kerry Scott

Kerry Scott

Centre Fundraising Manager
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I work with individuals, groups and businesses to raise awareness of Maggie’s Forth Valley and the wonderful support on offer and to raise the funds required to run the Centre so we can provide all of this support for free.

I am very lucky to be able to meet and work with so many inspirational and dedicated people on a whole range of challenging fundraising events and projects. No two days are ever the same. 

Because Maggie’s provides such vital support everyone is fully committed to helping in any way they can, so I get to work with brilliant colleagues, volunteers and supporters every day. 

Gayle Cobain

Gayle Cobain

Fundraising Organiser
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My role is to support anyone who wants to fundraise for Maggie’s Forth Valley. I chat through supporter’s ideas with them and try to help them get the most from their event or challenge.

I also work with the Centre Fundraising Manager in organising and publicising our events and work closely with our volunteers and programme staff to help spread the work about the cancer support we offer. 

I love the work that Maggie’s do, so many people are affected by cancer these days and it affects people in so many different ways. Quite often people just need a bit of help and guidance or a place to go and gather their thoughts.  

Kirsty Hall

Kirsty Hall

Yoga Teacher
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A growing body of evidence demonstrates that Yoga offers many benefits, from reducing fatigue and improving your wellness and physical fitness, to building your confidence during and after cancer treatment.

 

We offer gentle, chair based Yoga classes, aimed at mobilisation and releasing held tension. They are suitable for all levels of experience and fitness; including people completely new to Yoga and those who feel they are too stiff to stretch.

 

We welcome anyone who has been affected by cancer, including people pre, during or post treatment - and those who support you. 

Misty Hannah

Misty Hannah

Tai Chi Practitioner
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My role offers support that develops self care and resiliency through the practice of Tai Chi. There is a particular focus on the foundations of Tai Chi, known as Qi Gong which is at the heart of this practice.

These sessions are a time for slowing down and sensing what is happening in the moment to restore balance emotionally, mentally and in the whole body. I adapt sessions to the needs of the group while being attentive to each person. Through breath and movement awareness we explore meeting with what emerges with attention and sensitivity.

Living with cancer can be overwhelming and stressful. Practicing Tai Chi is a way to enhance the quality of life and to support and empower oneself while moving through these challenging experiences. I also suggest simple movements to practice at home which helps to integrate Tai Chi into daily life.

I am continually inspired to see people become more resourceful and active in their own treatment and recovery process. Each person I meet here brings new perspectives to how we can approach what it means to care for oneself.

I feel great joy to be part of Maggie’s and to share Tai Chi with so many wonderful people. This centre welcomes everyone, offering a sense of calm for all who visit.

Anne Millard

Anne Millard

Relaxation Therapist
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My role at Maggies is to provide weekly relaxation sessions.  As a yoga, relaxation and mindfulness teacher I draw on a range of techniques including using  music, visualisation , breathe and body awareness to help participants find some inner peace and calmness in the midst of everything that may be going on.
It is a privilege to be involved in the work of the Maggies Centre and to be able to provide relaxation sessions in such a calm and beautiful setting.