Lindsay de Wal


NSPC Roles
Research Supervisors: Masters and Secondary,
Clinical Supervisor,


BA and MA in Humanist pastoral care, PhD student, Accredited by the UKBHC, NRPSN and Humanists UK and a registered member with the BACP.

My name is Lindsay de Wal and have a great passion for humanist pastoral care and celebrancy work. I am currently working as the the head of chaplaincy at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust whilst pursuing my own PhD with Middlesex University around humanist chaplains entering traditionally faith based healthcare chaplaincy teams in the UK (to be obtained 2024). 

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. Furthermore, I am a teacher for the NSPC on the MA for existential and humanist pastoral care and the MA in existential coaching.

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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