Shan worked for the National Health Service in England for 25 years in the field of Child and Adolescent Mental Health and as the Lead Professional for Family and Systemic Psychotherapy in the west country as well as being the chair of the professional body for family therapy and systemic practice.
She is a fully qualified psychotherapist who works now in private practice with individuals, couples and families, as well as groups and also offers consultation to organisational and professional groups.
Shan has been a student of Buddhism for 45 years. In the 70’s she was involved in setting up what is now called Jamyang London Buddhist Centre and was the centre director in the 80’s. In the 90’s she started Saraswati Buddhist Group with her husband. Shan leads Buddhist meditations and facilitates dharma discussions in a variety of settings.