Dear Members

Many of you will probably by now have learnt of the death of our membership secretary Pat Howard. I had been aware of Pat’s health issues for many years, but the sad news still came as a tremendous shock to me.

I first met Pat when I was invited to attend an AGM of Counselling NorthWest in August 2007, this was an informal invitation from the then current Chair, the exact details of what took place at this meeting now escape me, but I distinctly recall leaving that meeting as the newly elected Chair of CNW! Pat definitely had an influential input in those proceedings.

Although I only knew Pat in a professional capacity,