Counselling Team

Richy
Richy Clinical Lead
Richy is the Clinical Lead for Coping with Cancer (CWC). This involves him being a counsellor for clients, support for staff and providing supervision to the other counsellors within CWC. Richy enjoys the diverse nature of his role and every day is new and different. He also enjoys keeping bees and sharing this passion with the staff.
Helen
Helen
Helen works as a counsellor here at Coping with Cancer. She is very empathic, understanding and accepting. She enjoys helping people explore and process their full range of emotions. Helen helps people find acceptance and discover meaning in their lives, often helping them to find a different perspective. She has considerable experience in working with loss which can come in many different forms.

Diane
Diane
Diane’s style of Counselling is Person Centred which is non-directive and Client led. The Client being the expert. Her aim is to enable the client to find their own insight and gain a clearer understanding of what they are feeling and of how they might move forward. Diane also uses mindfulness techniques such as breathing exercises, visualisation and grounding exercises to try and help clients focus on the present moment rather than fretting about the past or worrying about the future.

Sandra
Sandra
Sandra has worked at Coping with Cancer as a counsellor since 2018. She is a qualified Person centered therapist. Sandra is passionate about her role here, being able to support people through their diagnoses or loss, helping them to find their own coping skills and to recognise who they are now, not feeling that cancer defines them. She also uses mindfulness relaxation which can help with stress and anxiety and help to calm the mind.

Roy
Roy
Roy holds a BA(Hons) Degree in Counselling and has been successfully involved with Coping with Cancer for over 10 years, with a passion for counselling. Some of the concerns Roy focuses on include client’s cancer related health issues, anxiety, or generally helping clients come to terms with facing their present crisis overall, whatever that may be.
Roy can offer a client a warm, supportive, confidential, and non-judgemental space to talk about, reflect upon and importantly allow the client time to explore their present situation and develop a way forward.

To do this Roy draws on several counselling theories including Person Centred and Solution Focused Brief Therapy as well as lessons and knowledge from his own personal life experiences.

Carolyne
Carolyne
Carolyne is a student counsellor registered with the BACP. She works in the Person Centred approach which is non directive in nature and will be a quiet companion whilst clients explore there concerns in a safe therapeutic space. Carolyne had a real passion to help others and work with them in whichever direction their journey takes them.

Cheryl
Cheryl
Cheryl is in the process of training to become a person-centred counsellor. Choosing this type of counselling approach she finds it enables the client to explore their feelings and she can help guide them through some very difficult experiences. She is an empathic accepting person, who has gained a lot of experience in her previous career working with people who have to cope with adversity both physically and emotionally in their lives and helping them to find a way forward.