Lindsay van Dijk


NSPC Roles
Research Supervisor,
Clinical Supervisor,


BA and MA in Humanist pastoral care, PhD student, Accredited by the UKBHC, NRPSN and Humanists UK

My name is Lindsay van Dijk and have a great passion for humanist pastoral care and celebrancy work. I am currently working as the lead (humanist) chaplain at Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust which I will finish on 30 April 2021 to start a new head of Chaplaincy role at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals.

I have been trained on master’s level in the Netherlands at the University of Humanistic Studies to provide humanist and existential counselling, coaching and pastoral care and am therefore accredited as a chaplain through the UK Board of healthcare Chaplaincy (UKBHC), the Non-Religious Pastoral Support Network (NRPSN) and as a humanist funeral celebrant at Humanists U.K. 

I am also currently the chair for the non-religious pastoral support network, work as a coach, supervisor and trainer for humanist pastoral carers at Humanists U.K. and I have started my PhD exploring humanist pastoral care further at Middlesex University.

I am a tutor on the Existential and Humanist pastoral care MA at the NSPC and I am happy to be contacted to support you with your research as research supervisor within the following areas:

- Existential and spiritual
- Meaning and purpose
- Beliefs and worldviews
- Chaplaincy or pastoral care work

Preferred methodologies:
- Phenomenology
- Grounded Theory
- Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA)

 . If you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch.  

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