Danuta Lipinska has worked with people with dementia in the community for over thirty years. She has a BA in Psychology and a MA in Counselling, both from the University of New Hampshire, USA. Danuta has worked as Director of Elderly Services in a community counselling service, a training consultant in dementia care and ageing, a qualified nurse, and Director of Nursing in a residential care home. She is a registered and accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, and the UKRC Association of Independent Practitioners. Danuta has designed and run specialist counselling services for people with dementia and their carers, and continues to support them as a counsellor and supervisor of others. She is a freelance trainer, consultant and international speaker in ageing and dementia care. Danuta has recently been a tutor on the Post Graduate Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling at The Norwich Centre for Counselling and Spiritual Accompaniment in Norwich, England, where she now lives.