Who we are

Based in a variety of locations, our team of therapists bring a wealth of experience addressing the issues that may come with a cancer diagnosis.

Although our therapists all work independently, we share a belief that cancer patients and those close to them benefit from an opportunity to talk through concerns with someone who understands the physical and emotional demands of a diagnosis. At CCL we aim to be affordable. Our highest fee is £80 a session though some individual therapists may charge less. We are keen that no one should be excluded from help. If you are experiencing financial difficulty, please check if your therapist can offer a sliding scale.

Georgina Bates

Georgina is a psychotherapist with over 20 years’ experience in working with cancer patients and their families, first as a therapeutic radiographer at St Bartholomew’s Hospital and then as a counsellor at St Christopher’s Hospice and with Mind. She is passionate about supporting those with cancer with an emphasis on quality of life.

Georgina also has experience of working in the NHS’ Improving Access to Psychological Services (IAPT) using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, aspects of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness, and Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT). She is accredited with the BABCP. In addition, she is registered with the HCPC and BACP and practises in Brentwood Warley via video and telephone.

You can contact her on 07903 090268 and email her at Georginabates@yahoo.com. When working remotely video appointments are on Zoom with a secure password allocated.

Rachel Caesar

Rachel believes in the benefits of psychotherapy and mindfulness as a pathway towards reconnecting with ourselves. Turning towards our pain and fear offers us comfort, peace and relief from psychological distress.

Rachel has worked extensively within the cancer field for the last decade, facilitating NHS-commissioned programmes and workshops such as the Living Well with Cancer course as well as running her own private practice. The techniques she uses can be particularly helpful in regulating the nervous system at times of high stress, anxiety and shock.

She led the psychological team at The London Clinic where she worked closely with patients and families, holding difficult conversations about the effects of cancer, including emotional responses to the subject of mortality.

She offers online and in-person consultations in West London.

Please contact Rachel on rcaesar2020@protonmail.com

Sylvy Early

Sylvy has over twenty-five years of work experience within the NHS, including working as a specialist advisor to commissioners of NHS and non-statutory services, bringing an extensive body of experience in relation to cancer and other life-limiting illness. Sylvy currently works with individuals and couples and offers clinical supervision to those whose work has a focus on supporting others with life-threatening illness, loss and bereavement.

Sylvy is a co-founder of The Thallo Practice, an independent counselling and therapy practice, offering in-person sessions from The Barnsbury Therapy Rooms, Liverpool Road, Islington, N1 1LA and can be contacted on 07983 383539 or email sylvyearly@aol.com

Jane Fior

Jane has been working with cancer patients and family members for over thirty years, first as a counsellor with CancerBacup and then with The Cancer Counselling Trust of which she was one of the founders. She is a psychotherapist and psychotherapeutic counsellor, registered with the National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society (NCPS). She also provides supervision and, together with Helen Storey, training for helpline volunteers at Yes to Life. She has a particular interest in supporting patients who wish to use complementary approaches to supplement their medical treatment and has trained in EFT and other energy practices. She offers face-to-face and telephone sessions.

Jane is based in Stoke Newington and can be contacted on 020 7249 0595 or by email mail@janefior.co.uk

Jonathan Hartley

As a registered BACP accredited counsellor, Jonathan has worked for over thirty years to support patients and family members facing life-threatening illness, dying and bereavement. As a qualified supervisor and trainer, he also supports health and social care professionals working in the same field. He has held a variety of management and governance roles in psychosocial support and palliative care settings, including a current part-time role in the psychological therapies team of a large inner city hospice. He continues to take a national policy lead on standards, assessment and evaluation, in bereavement care.

Jonathan is based in the City of London and can also offer sessions by telephone and Zoom. He can be contacted on 07930 331659 or by email jonathan_hartley@talk21.com

Lucy Kralj

Lucy was a registered general nurse (adult) for nearly twenty years. She has had over ten years of specialist palliative care experience and has worked in three London Hospices, most recently as both a nurse and a psychotherapist. Lucy is a UKCP-registered integrative psychotherapist and has specialised in the field of complex trauma and bereavement. She has a particular interest in the impact of trauma on the mind/body relationship and often works with those seeking asylum. Lucy has worked extensively with people who have experienced relational trauma and abuse, as well as health-related trauma. She is also a certified Iyengar Yoga teacher and has lived and worked in India and Uganda.

Lucy offers individual open-ended therapy to adults (over 16 years of age). She has a consulting room in Tooting, South West London and is also happy to offer home or hospital visits or to use video-link (Zoom) for therapy.
Please contact Lucy via lucykralj@gmail.com or leave a message on 07854 222408 and in normal circumstances she will reply or call you back within 48 hours.

Anne-Claire Noat

Anne-Claire is an experienced IACP-accredited counsellor and psychotherapist who specialises in supporting cancer patients and their loved ones. She is a member of EAC (European Association for Counselling) and IPSON. Her approach is integrative to suit individual needs and best enable people to tap into their inner resilience.

She works with the Irish Cancer Society and ARC Cancer Support, as well as privately. She has also gained substantial experience as a facilitator helping people diagnosed with secondary cancer.

Anne-Claire offers remote (phone and video) counselling as she is currently based in France. Sessions can be conducted in English and French. She offers a sliding scale depending on people’s circumstances. You can contact her by phone on 07474 018977 (making sure to leave a message) or via email at Resilience.counselling@gmail.com. For more information visit her website: https://www.resilience-counselling.net/

Mariana Panayides

Mariana is an experienced UKCP and BACP psychotherapist. Integratively trained, she specialises in working with individuals with cancer, as well as those with other physical illnesses or impairments, those who are living with chronic pain or who are bereaved. Mariana has worked as a cancer counsellor at the London Clinic and ran a patient support group at The Mulberry Centre, a cancer support charity based at West Middlesex Hospital, where she also ran a patient support group. She now has a private practice as a psychotherapist and supervisor and she teaches counselling and psychotherapy at the Minster Centre.

Mariana is based near Finchley Road, in the Hampstead/Belsize Park area. She offers face-to-face, telephone and online sessions. She can be contacted on 07980 751045 or by email at marianapanayides@gmail.com. For more information visit her website: www.counsellorinlondon.net

Hilary Plant

Hilary is an experienced psychotherapist registered with UKCP. She has supported people with cancer and their families for thirty-five years working in the NHS in a variety of roles.

She has expertise in providing support to think through the potential emotional challenges that cancer may bring, both for people with cancer and for family members. She is also skilled in helping to find strategies to support living with a diagnosis of cancer and its treatment, and with adapting to changed circumstances. She has a particular interest in working with the family of people with cancer. She offers face-to-face, Skype and telephone sessions.

Hilary is based in Central London and can be contacted by email on hilaryjplant@gmail.com
For more information please visit her website www.drhilaryplant.co.uk

Karin Sieger

Karin Sieger is a psychotherapist and cancer counsellor in private practice based in Richmond, West London. All her client work takes place online via Zoom. Karin is BACP registered and accredited and holds an MA in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy from the University of Roehampton.

Prior to becoming a psychotherapist, she spent some 25 years in consumer and media research. Karin worked in the NHS primary care service until being diagnosed and treated for breast cancer. She specialises in supporting people affected by cancer and other life-changing and life-shortening illnesses (including relatives, friends and medical staff). She offers one-off orientation sessions, short or longer-term assistance, depending on your circumstances and needs and throughout all stages of your cancer experience (diagnosis, treatment, life with cancer, remission, recurrence, end-of-life support).

Karin writes frequently about the emotional and mental impact of cancer and cancer treatments; you can find her articles via her website here. She has also recorded several podcast episodes on the topic in her series Cancer and You. To find out more about the cancer support work Karin offers and to schedule a free 20 mins consultation visit her website KarinSieger.com.

Helen Storey

Helen Storey has been working as a specialist cancer counsellor and supervisor for over 25 years, first with CancerBacup and The Cancer Counselling Trust, and now as a Macmillan Cancer Counsellor at a London hospital. Helen is a primary tutor at The Metanoia Institute and has been involved with training helpline volunteers for Yes to Life, a cancer charity. She has a private psychotherapy and supervision practice. She is a registered UKCP psychotherapist and a qualified supervisor, living in South London.
Helen can be contacted on 020 8699 1652


For general enquiries, please email Jane Fior mail@janefior.co.uk