The Psychological Team at Surf Action

Nick Banfield
Wellbeing Coach and Chartered Psychologist, based in Falmouth, Cornwall, UK.

Nick uses a combination of Positive Psychology techniques and coaching models, to best suit his clients and helps them become the best possible person they can be through challenging self-imposed boundaries and developing pathways and willpower to achieving their goals and purpose. Nick passionately believes that being in the ocean environment helps improve wellbeing, emotional development, and confidence.

Nick's qualifications include an MSc in Positive Psychology and Coaching Psychology, Chartered Psychologist (CPsychol)), member of the International Coaching Federation, working within the ICF ethical framework.

Tel: 07811 912245

Case Management and Welfare Support

Melanie Sanders

Coach and Mentor/ Case Management

Having spent 30 years in the RAF within the Defence SERE training organisation. Mel brings with her a wealth of experience and knowledge in the coaching and mentoring role within the charity. Her organisational and personal skills bring personal management to all the charities beneficiaries, accessing the best choices for themselves and their families.


Natalie Cro


Natalie is currently serving in the Royal Navy and began helping out with our family surfing courses when she moved to Cornwall. She has always enjoyed helping others, having many years of experience volunteering with the emergency services and coaching in road safety charities. She knows personally the positive difference getting out into the sea can make with mental and physical health. She wants to encourage others to feel the benefits and contribute to the welfare of armed forces and emergency service veterans and their families.

Natalie is also a keen photographer and motorcyclist having become a racer for the Royal Navy earlier this year.

She is super excited to have been asked to join the team and looks forward to continuing to work with the charity.


Victoria Culshaw

Victoria has joined the Surf Action team as a Communication and Relationship Counsellor, registered with the BACP since 2018. She has a lifelong experience of being in a military family and looks forward to being able to offer support to individuals and couples in association with this great community.

Please get in touch directly with Vickie or through Surf Action.
Tel: 0759 958 8955


Delphine McComb

Delphine McComb

Systemic Psychotherapist
Family & Couple Psychotherapist
BSc (equivalent), PGDip, MSc

Delphine is qualified Systemic Psychotherapist and Family & Couple Psychotherapist accredited by the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and the Association of Family Therapy (AFT), with over 15 years experience of working with people with emotional and/or behavioural difficulties in the NHS (London and Cornwall) and in the private sector.

She has a wide experience of working with children, young people, couples and families in many areas where individuals and their family face difficulties such as communication problems, life transitions (separation, divorce, step-family life, loss of employment, bereavement, illness, accidents), and the impact this can have on mental health (anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts, self-harm, PTSD).

Delphine has extensive experience of working with trauma in adults and children.

Please do not hesitate to contact Delphine directly or through Surf Action.

UKCP profile:


Telephone: 07990 628 306


Sam Rodman

Samuel J Rodman

Professional Rugby Player and Volunteer Ambassador for the charity Surf Action.

Having previously played in the Greene King IPA Championships for Ealing Trail finders and Jersey Reds, Sam signed to Cornish Pirates at the start of the 2019 season. Mental health and physical health have always been a big part of Sam’s life and with his understanding that physical health contributes hugely to good positive mental health, Sam embarked on gaining qualifications in strength and conditioning. He decided during lockdown to further develop his skills and acquire a deeper understanding of the impact and benefits that physical exercise can have on your mind and body. He also used the acquired knowledge towards his rugby career and furthering his success as well as the prospect of utilising it in life after rugby.

Before his rugby career Sam also studied at Leeds Beckett University finalising his four years spent there with a business degree.

Sam is very much looking forward to working with Surf Action and help people improve their lives and mental health through physical fitness.


Dan Glaze

Dan Glaze MNCS (Accred) Psychotherapist and Integrated Counsellor

Dan is an NCS accredited Psychotherapist and Integrated Counsellor who deals with a wide range of Mental Health conditions, but specialises in Trauma. He recently retired from the Royal Marines after circa 26 years, has extensive operational and deployment history and a family tradition of Service in the Armed Forces.

He offers innovative, integrated and tailored therapeutic packages respecting the uniqueness of the individual and their experiences. These are conducted both indoors and outdoors (where appropriate). He has experience of working both with individuals and families.

Tel: 07966 429052

Welfare Support


Charlie Cooper

Family Liaison Support

Charlie joins the Surf Action team with a wealth of knowledge in family liaison projects. She has extensive knowledge of working within the charity sector as a childrens lead and has fully integrated training in safeguarding, child development, first aid, exercise and mental health.

She leads an active lifestyle and fully understands the connection between physical health and mental health for a positive lifestyle.


Alison Kemp

Business administration

Alison has joined the Surf Action team as a business administrator. She has extensive knowledge of working in the charity sector and brings with her a tremendous amount of skill and organisational abilities to the team.