Nicola has specialised in working with military bereavement, through her clinical and consultancy work and doctoral research.
Photograph of Ranger David Gordon Dalzell, from Bangor, Northern Ireland. Taken by Derek Eland as part of his project ‘Diary Rooms: Being human on the front-line in Afghanistan’. David had taken a photograph of the child and was showing it to him. The little boy had never seen a photograph of himself before. Both David and the child’s friend are captured in Derek’s photograph, explaining that it is an image of him. The photograph was taken shortly before David’s death. He was killed on 4th February, 2011 whilst serving in Afghanistan with 1st Battalion, The Royal Irish Regiment. Permission to include the photograph and the story behind it has been given by his parents, Gordon and Susan Dalzell who told me that whilst ‘to the World he was a soldier…’, to them ‘…he was the World’.
Photograph reproduced with kind permission from Derek Eland.
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Nicola welcomes the opportunity to discuss psychological trauma consultancy, training, supervision and clinical support to organisations and individuals, both in the UK and internationally.