Our assessors


Delphine Sayre

Delphine was drawn to work for the Cavendish in 2003 by its ethos of providing free therapy to all and working closely with mainstream healthcare. She is a member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists, has been working as a herbalist in private practice in Sheffield since 1988 and is also involved in teaching about herbal medicine in a variety of settings. She has worked at the Cavendish for 7 years as a medical herbalist and advisor on dietary concerns and she continues to feel it is a great privilege to be able to work in such a caring and supportive organisation. Inspired by the work of the other Assessors, Delphine has recently trained to become an Assessor.

When not at work, Delphine enjoys being the mother of a teenager, working on an allotment, walking the hills with her dogs and singing!


Mick Whincup

Mick qualified as a nurse in 1996 and became a specialist nurse with the Acute Pain Team at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals in 2003. It was while working in the Acute Pain Team that he became interested in hypnosis as an effective therapy for managing pain, so he trained as a hypnotherapist. For years Mick noticed that people fell asleep while he was talking to them, so found that becoming a hypnotherapist was a natural career progression. He joined us in 2008 and uses hypnosis to effectively manage a wide range of problems and from 2010 has also added Reiki to his portfolio. He divides his time between working here at the centre and in private practice.

Mick is a bit of an expert in pain and suffering as he has supported Barnsley Football Club since 1977.