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Iona has written published books, courses and articles across a wide range of subjects, mostly in the areas of health, counselling, psychology, crafts and wildlife.

She has drawn experience from clinical and managerial experience within the NHS as well as medical and humanitarian subjects. She has been a regular feature writer and expert panel member of a national magazine for six years.

Books include:

A Guide to Living with Alzheimer's Disease (and associated dementias)

The Psychology of Facial Disfigurement; a Guide for Health and Social Care Professionals

When a Medical Skin Condition Affects the Way you Look; A Guide to Managing Your Future

Facing Disfigurement with Confidence

Cross Stitch: A Guide to Creativity and Success for Beginners

The Ultimate Guide to Finding Cross Stitch Designs


Courses she has written include:

Mental Health and Social Work, Counselling Skills, Understanding and Responding to Substance Misuse, Journaling for Personal Development, Guided Imagery, Stress Management.

Current work:

Tutor: Courses associated with Creative Writing, Counselling Skills, Psychology.

Facilitator of Telephone Groups: Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB)

Skills for Seeing Trainer: Macular Society

Reviewer of Books/Information: Macmillan Cancer Support

Fundraiser: Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB)

Embroidery/Art Groups Facilitator, Board Member, Website Manager: The Strathcarron Project

Representative of International Penfriends

Coordinator (Delaware & Tennessee) Human Writes

Email: iona (at) ionalister.co.uk





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