Elizabeth Turp is an integrative counsellor working in NHS primary care and private practice on Merseyside in the UK. She has worked as a counsellor for 15 years with various client groups including victims of crime, the homeless, students and GP patients. In 2005 she became ill with CFS/ME and at her worst was unable to work, walk, read or drive. Faced with losing everything, she put her research and health care skills into finding out all she could about the illness and recovered some of her health. She is now writing to pass on what she learned to other people affected by CFS/ME. She loves music, dancing, food, film and being outdoors.