Jean has studied philosophy at the university of Manchester, gaining an honours degree in 1973. She worked for the Citizens Advice Bureau for 12 years and also for a well woman clinic for 6 years. She has a diploma in Diet and Nutrition and a certificate in Counselling.Jean began attending Stockport Spiritualist church about 20 years ago, initially going for healing, after an emotional upset and then became a healer herself. Over the years Jean has taken various courses connected with this field which has lead her to receiving a Diploma in Spiritual Healing (awarded by the Spiritualists National Union). In addition to this Jean tutors two correspondence courses on the practice and theory of spiritual healing.