Jayne Ellis

Founder and CEO

Jayne has worked in healthcare for over 30 years as a nurse and an educator. She is a published author and regularly speaks at conferences and events on the subject of Compassion Fatigue all over the UK.

She founded EF training 11 years ago to provide quality evidence-based training and then five years wrote and developed the first course in the UK that pro-actively addresses the impact of Compassion Fatigue on individuals and organisations.

Having experienced compassion fatigue herself Jayne is acutely aware of the emotional toll that working in any caring role takes from people. She is committed to raising awareness about Compassion Fatigue and is campaigning for emotional health and safety to be seen as having equal status to physical health and safety in every industry across the UK.


Trudi Davison


Trudi is a registered McTimoney Chiropractor. As a chiropractor she regularly sees people who come to her suffering from what they have identified as a physical condition but, in many cases, this is caused by chronic stress. She became interested in this phenomenon and brings this knowledge and expertise to the team.

Trudi joined EF training four years ago and feels that delivering the training is  making a huge difference to people’s lives both at work and at home by helping them understand how the work they do affects them physically and emotionally. She enjoys sharing ways to help people help themselves and their colleagues in proactive and practical ways.

Emma Parker


Emma comes from a complementary healthcare background which means that she is acutely aware of the intrinsic link between physical and mental health and wellbeing.

She has experienced challenges with her own mental health whilst working as a therapist and training as a counsellor and this made her look for a more holistic and practical approach to helping people understand the underlying reasons for the way they feel.

Emma joined the team three years ago and says that she loves seeing the real and lasting difference we are making to those who come on the training as well as finding the work very personally fulfilling.


Annmarie Malloy

Annmarie was a late bloomer to the world of nursing; as a former telecoms manager, she was inspired to become a registered nurse while observing the care given by local hospice at home nurses for a close family friend.  Qualifying over 10 years ago, Annmarie has worked for several trusts, specialising as an Acute Stroke Nurse co-ordinator, Palliative care Clinical Nurse Specialist, End of Life care Practice Educator and rapid End of Life care discharge care roles. 


Within these roles, Annmarie has shown a natural holistic and empathetic approach.  Having worked with Jayne within a hospital based role, she already saw the need for resilience and compassionate care and included these whilst presenting mandatory hospital wide trainings.


Annmarie joins the team as an ardent supporter of  compassion fatigue training  and is excited to take part in the trainings of long term self care strategies and support for those within acute and community healthcare settings.

Wendy Allerton


Wendy is and experienced trainer and facilitator who has worked in commercial environments managing and supporting teams.


She joined the team last year and has helped us develop the training for managers and team leaders across all sectors to enable them to incorporate the tools and strategies we teach into their roles


Wendy says that it is really satisfying to see the positive impact that has come about through improved understanding of the condition and feels that her experience as a trainer and facilitator allows her deliver the messages in a way that helps bring about change in behaviours and understanding.


Angela Vincent

Angela has joined our training team, bringing her extensive knowledge on the challenges facing patients, and caregivers in varied oncology and palliative care settings and a wide experience in spoken and written communication of sensitive and appropriate information.


She is a freelance writer with an interest in health and wellbeing and hase spoken nationally and internationally on palliative care and health issues. 

Natalie Farrow
Sales & Marketing

Natalie has spent 30+ years working hard to make people happy!   Working in various industries, with initial grounding in Banking and Finance. Senior posts held managing and training teams, which made Natalie realise the importance of a happy work environment.  Natalie and her husband ran their own e-commerce business for 11 years. 


Natalie has joined the team to help spread the word on how our training can really help individuals and organisations looking to respond and recover from the pandemic.


Dr Teyhou Smyth

Clinical Adviser

Teyhou earned her B.A in Psychology from the University of Southern California and completed an M.A. in Sociology at Goldsmiths College, University of London.  Dr Smyth went on to complete a second Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy at the California School of Professional Psychology and holds a doctorate degree in Pedagogical Sciences. 


Teyhou places high value on personal development and wellness allowing for the achievement of one’s full potential, and her practice Living with Finesse focuses on stress management, corporate burnout and achieving better work/life balance for professionals who lead busy lifestyles and want to live a more fulfilling life. Teyhou believes that everyone is able to access their full potential so that they may become the best version of themselves.


Dr Smyth sees the impact of Compassion Fatigue in her daily practice and joined the team to provide additional support and advice using her professional experience and expertise.

Peter Clutterbuck


Pete joined EF Training three years ago as our accounts manager. He began working as an accountant in 1980 having passed ACEW professional 1. He has worked in many industries including IT, publishing, scientific and agricultural journals, pubs and, for the last 12 years, pharmaceutical.

Pete feels that it is a great opportunity to be involved in the HealthCare field and be part of a team who have a passion for what they do and do it very well.