Welcome to my website! I'm a licenced Practitioner Health Psychologist specializing in improving the quality of life of people living with a long-term illness. I provide online clinical services for adults who are struggling with their illness, whose quality of life is poor but who want to live a meaningful life despite their illness. In relation to health psychology theories and scientific evidence, I use various evidence based and established therapeutic interventions such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Pain Management and many other practices such as mindfulness-based stress reduction techniques, therapeutic writing, anger, trauma and grief work. The aim is to restore daily functioning and minimize the many consequences of chronic illness on your quality of life. I place a strong emphasis on people's existential and spiritual well-being. Read More >
"We know from scientific research that conducting therapy online has the same therapeutic effect as those carried out in person. An online therapy option is indeed very helpful for people with a chronic illness as they may simply not be well enough, or in a position, to leave their homes." - Dr. Ingela Thuné-Boyle
Long-term illnesses can have some pretty grim consequences (e.g. fatigue, pain, isolation, frustrations, anxiety, anger, grief, uncertainty, depression, lack of meaning in life), and despite a vast amount of scientific evidence supporting the role of psychological, social and spiritual factors in determining how well people cope, manage and adjust to their condition, these are often neglected within health care and if not supported or managed well, can be detrimental to a person's quality of life. My aim is to provide an online service to patients anywhere in the world where these are addressed. To provide a supportive environment where concerns are not minimized, where people can find solutions to their problems, find ways of coping better and feel empowered to eventually manage their own health and situation effectively, alongside that of their health care providers. The aim is to restore daily functioning and minimize the many consequences of chronic illness on your quality of life.
My aim is also to provide online courses and workshops allowing people with a long-term illness to improve their quality of life by learning various self-management skills. A large part of my practice involves evidence based existential and spiritual aspects of health and illness and this will also be reflected in the courses I intend to offer. This area receives little attention within healthcare despite its prominent adaptive and maladaptive role during illness. Providing online access to such courses is therefore important as it allows people to learn skills and improve their quality of life no matter where they live.